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Old 12-03-2018, 03:20 AM   #1
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Is bookeen still around?

Every year or so I check bookeen's website to see if there is a new firmware for my Muse Frontlight. Their blog, which usually contained most up to date info is closed with a message from the guy updating it that he went on to a new job.
In the company's website you cannot buy any ebook reader anymore, they are all unavailable. A couple of chargers and covers is all that is left.
Bookeen store seems to be operating as always (have never used it). Would be a pity. Still remember as yesterday when I bought my first ebook, a cybook gen 3. It is a device that really marked a change in me, going from paper to digital as far as my leisure reading is concerned.
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:55 PM   #2
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The store now says that the supply on their site was "a victim of its own success" and points you to another French store for the time being.

I admit it would be nice if they put out a firmware update for the Muse HD. Mine drains more battery life when sleeping than the Muse ever did, which is an issue.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:00 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, they're gone. The closed blog message is probably the most info you'll ever get too.

Icarus just ghosted everybody and went out of business in the last couple weeks with no warning. Their webpage, Facebook and Twitter accounts just suddenly disappeared, and the guy who headed the company is on to a new job according to his LinkedIn account. It's really weird how quickly e-reader companies disappear, and do so with zero notice to their customers.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:41 AM   #4
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A new message is posted in their website

"Technical Support

As of December 5, 2018, we inform you that the support (technical assistance, repair, replacement of parts) of e-readers will be exclusively ensured on the following models:*
Cybook Muse Light
Cybook Muse FrontLight 2
Cybook Muse HD
Saga
Go to technical support"

It's either going to be sold or closed forever...



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