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Old 07-27-2007, 09:06 AM   #31
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This may be the wrong thread to ask but:
How fast startup time of this thing is going to be?
Anything on the real batterylife? I know Bokeen states 8000 pageturns but, well, we have had statements like that before...
Is there going to be a hibernate function?

The answers to these 3 question could well decide if this device is going to be an Iliad killer or not.
We are still waiting for the first hands-on reviews
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:17 AM   #32
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We can buy it from Bookeen.com:

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The Cybook Gen3 has entered production and will be directly available next September from Bookeen online web store at bookeen.com
I really should read the entire press release before asking questions!
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Teleread has a photo of what looks like the Cybook Gen3 in real life. Check it out here: http://www.teleread.org/blog/?p=6882
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:04 AM   #34
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Digital Editions is not yet ready for Linux. It's not yet even in beta (later this year), so you'll just have to wait for ePub to be available. None of the readers has it available yet as they all run on some flavor of Linux.
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:26 AM   #35
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at a starting price of US $350

au prix de base de 350 € TTC sur le site Bookeen.com

350 € = $ 480.165 !!!
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:30 AM   #36
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Is MobiPocket format like eReader format in that it has line spaces between paragraphs? I hope I'm wrong, because if not, that's going to make for one heck of an annoying read.
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:35 AM   #37
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at a starting price of US $350

au prix de base de 350 € TTC sur le site Bookeen.com

350 € = $ 480.165 !!!
Well, you cannot blame Bookeen for the current strong EUR. But I agree, it would be nice if they went down with the price in EUR to avoid arbitrage (people buying in USD and selling in EUR).
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:37 AM   #38
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in different packs starting at $350
What does "pack" mean? I'm guessing that $350 + ($yearly subscription) is what they mean, but without details it's sort of a meaningless price. If the barebones device and a charger can be had for $350 why not just say so?

As far as the formats go, I'm happy to see they support some open formats and a major, fairly accessible DRM format.
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:04 PM   #39
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Question File format supported by the CyBook

Hello,

It was stated that <<“On the Cybook, you don’t need to convert your files to an exotic format or upload them to any proprietary web site. You simply transfer your files directly to the device and read them natively”>>

But what file formats does it support? PDF? HTML? TXT?

I have often tons of stuff to read for work (emails, web pages, different documentation etc.) So the Cybook would be perfect it it would support a type of file easy to produce before leaving home/office and grabbing the cybook.

And in that case (PDF or other), does it have an impact on battery or something else compared to the Mobipocket™ format?

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Hello,

It was stated that <<“On the Cybook, you don’t need to convert your files to an exotic format or upload them to any proprietary web site. You simply transfer your files directly to the device and read them natively”>>
That refers to MobiPocket which the Gen3 will support.
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But what file formats does it support? PDF? HTML? TXT?

I have often tons of stuff to read for work (emails, web pages, different documentation etc.) So the Cybook would be perfect it it would support a type of file easy to produce before leaving home/office and grabbing the cybook.
It supports PDF, HTML, RTF, TXT and Mobipocket. However, everything is in the details - for example does RTF reflow nicely and can the font size be changed on the device. We will have to wait for a hands on review to find out. HTML is also promising, because Plucker, .FB2, .LIT and .EPUB are all HTML-like.

I would like to have seen a few more actual (non-DRM) e-books formats (FB2, LIT, AportisDoc, ...), but these may be coming later on.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:28 PM   #42
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Well, you cannot blame Bookeen for the current strong EUR. But I agree, it would be nice if they went down with the price in EUR to avoid arbitrage (people buying in USD and selling in EUR).
A minor point - it's not the Euro that's strong, but the US$ that's weak. The exchange rate of the Euro against other major world currencies has been pretty much constant for the past couple of years, while the US$ has plummeted in value.
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RE: Formats.

You won't be seeing *native* .LIT support. That's because .LIT requires the *highly-proprietary* litgen.dll in order to display the contents of the .LIT file. Yes, litgen.dll *is* used both in the creation and display of a .LIT file. Now ConvertLit does extract the contents of a .LIT file to HTML, but it doesn't do display. And given that Microsoft is going to want to keep its control of the .LIT format, someone's going to have to do a blackbox clone for Linux systems.

However, I'd be willing to bet that we will see Bookeen work to add support for other ebook formats such as FB2, Plucker and the like as the software is updated.

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It supports PDF, HTML, RTF, TXT and Mobipocket. However, everything is in the details - for example does RTF reflow nicely and can the font size be changed on the device. We will have to wait for a hands on review to find out. HTML is also promising, because Plucker, .FB2, .LIT and .EPUB are all HTML-like.

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What does "pack" mean? I'm guessing that $350 + ($yearly subscription) is what they mean, but without details it's sort of a meaningless price. If the barebones device and a charger can be had for $350 why not just say so?

As far as the formats go, I'm happy to see they support some open formats and a major, fairly accessible DRM format.
Could you explain what you mean by a "yearly subscription"? Subscription for what?

I'm pretty certain that they simply mean that they'll sell the old CyBook in the same way they sold the old one, as a number of different "packages" with or without leather cover, spare charger, memory card, or whatever.
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A minor point - it's not the Euro that's strong, but the US$ that's weak. The exchange rate of the Euro against other major world currencies has been pretty much constant for the past couple of years, while the US$ has plummeted in value.
Harry, did you recently compare the Euro to the Swiss Franc or to the Yen?

Check:
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=EURCHF=X&t=2y
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=EURJPY=X&t=2y

Also this interesting article describing how French politicians and some export-oriented industries (such as EADS-Airbus) are asking for the devaluing of the Euro: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/07/...iness/euro.php
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