A personal congrats out to Michael and Laurent of Bookeen: they’ve revamped their Cybook standalone reader that becomes available in as little as five weeks. September will bring the newest version of their eBook reading device and it’s much more exciting than the very first Cybook that I reviewed a good two or three years ago. That one was a relatively clunky & heavy Windows CE slate device that cost a fair bit of coin: the newest one is eInk-based and starts at $350. Not that three-and-a-half bills is cheap by any means, but it’s much lower priced than the original if I recall and has a much improved form factor.
The Cybook Gen3 is a tad over six ounces with a six inch screen displaying at 166 dpi. Now, I’m starting to think they should have called it "The Six" although I’m certain that some BSG fans would riot. You’ll get about 8,000 page flips per battery charge since the device only uses juice when rendering a new page. Content support is in the form of Mobipocket, which should help give this device a nice boost. Congrats Bookeen and best of luck with the Gen3!
(via Mobile Read)