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Old 06-13-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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Picture of New Bookeen Cybook

Bookeen seems to have updated their site with an image of their new Cybook hardware. In a way, it's a bit disappointing, because they've adjusted it so that it seems this is the only page available at the moment.

However, there is a nifty picture of the new hardware, which you're also seeing here, and they do note that we should "stay tuned" so perhaps this is a very short term thing.

I suspect this may shed some light on the delays that the NAEB e-Reader has experienced.
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Old 06-13-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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If we had had enough people willing, this is the device that could have been built for us.
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If we had had enough people willing, this is the device that could have been built for us.
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Well I can clearly say that they saw this poll based on the pricing for this new device.
Alexander will make a longer post about this new device tonight...
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:12 PM   #4
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Do we know what format(s) this puppy will be displaying for us?
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:27 PM   #5
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I believe it should be something like: RTF, HTML, PDF and PRC (Mobipocket without DRM) -- that's the basic list the NAEB folks are expecting, anyway, and I think they're expecting 'stock' software.
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I believe it should be something like: RTF, HTML, PDF and PRC (Mobipocket without DRM) -- that's the basic list the NAEB folks are expecting, anyway, and I think they're expecting 'stock' software.
If that is true, it'll tank big time. It needs to have support for at least one popular DRM format that can be purchased at some online ebook shop.

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Old 06-14-2007, 11:50 PM   #7
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The books pictured on Bookeen's site are DRMed titles (e.g. Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown). There have been rumors that the Cybook will support Mobipocket DRM, but this has not been confirmed.
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if it supports mobipocket then it has a chance to steal the palm market if it's not too expensive. I hate to say this, but the palm is the #1 portable reading device right now.
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:51 AM   #9
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But, you can always buy .LIT and break it. I think I've heard that ... somewhere.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:08 AM   #10
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But we are talking the average person who has no idea what you can do to get content on these readers other then buying the format(s) the device supports out of the box. I mean if I gave a Sony Reader to my mother and didn't help her with it, then all she'd be able to get would be books from the Connect store.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:19 AM   #11
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But we are talking the average person who has no idea what you can do to get content on these readers other then buying the format(s) the device supports out of the box.
We are? When did we narrow the discussion down to that group?
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What we really need is a reader that supports LIT, Mobipocket, Fictionbook, and LIT and we will be set enough for the formats. Make it do A4 PDF well, text, html, JOG (and other graphics) and I think we've got something good there. of course, the price has to be good as well.
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Scr*w LIT! I vote for Mobi, Fictionwise, and eReader. Sure, they're all proprietary, but they'll work on a Linux platform without having to buy into the Micro$loth system.

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Mobipocket and eReader use the same format (if I am not mistaken). And yes we do need LIT format. Might as well go with BBeB (LRF) as well. But with the formats you can support on Linux, there is no need to pick on the formats you cannot. It's not Microsoft's fault you went with a lesser supported OS.
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