Bookeen Cybook Opus ebook reader shows up in wild

Jul 7, 2009
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Bookeen have been showing off their upcoming 5-inch ebook, the Cybook Opus, and it's being met with favor by the e-ink obsessives over at MobileRead.  They describe the 150g ebook reader as "positively gorgeous" with excellent ergonomics; the screen doesn't look half bad either, a 200dpi 600 x 800 pixel panel with auto-rotation courtesy of an integrated accelerometer.

The Opus supports ePUB and PDF files, with or without DRM, and has 1GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for adding more.  Since you can fit a whole lot of ebook files into that sort of capacity, you can organize titles into folders.  There are large page-turn buttons on the side, apparently making the Opus usable in both portrait or landscape orientations.

The device supports 12 different font sizes and has a user-replaceable battery.  Still no word on pricing or specific availability, but there's a full image gallery, plus unboxing photos, available here.


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