Friday, September 28, 2007

e-paper art experience

This video shows art painting done with e-Paper (Eink technology) and particularly with our device (display quality especially dithering is Bookeen's work). From my point of view, this demo is very convincing.

8 portraits done by Gilles Guias(artist) with e-paper in september 2007.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cybook Gen3 release delayed until october, PDF support added

The launch of Bookeen's awaited Cybook Gen3 ebook reading device has been delayed until October 2007. We have already delivered several engineering samples and are making slight adjustments in the final steps of mass production.

As a benefit, the PDF format will be supported on the Cybook Gen3 directly with the first product release. We are using this delay to enhance our software offer. PDF support was a major step for Bookeen and was planned as being part of a next upgrade. The new timing allows us to have PDF up and running for the release.

For its first release, the Cybook Gen3 will support encrypted Mobipocket ebooks and display HTML, Text, PalmDoc and finally PDF files. A new version of the Mobipocket reader for desktop will be also released in the next weeks by This new program, which runs on a PC host, will detect and synchronize automatically with the Cybook Gen3. Buying, downloading and transferring an ebook file to the Cybook Gen3 becomes a child's game.

Best regards,

Bookeen team

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Cybook Gen3 Demo clip

We recently shot this demonstration clip of the Cybook gen3.
In this video, the Cybook Gen3 shows a Vizplex screen and the books are in Mobipocket format. All the commands are done with the navigation button (except the library layout modifications). The images have not been specifically formatted for the screen : images are resized, converted to grey levels and dithered on the go.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Welcome message

We finally decided to have our own blog to give all the information concerning our developments but also to discuss directly with you and get your feedback and your thoughts about what is going on in the ebook world.

We will try to keep this blog as updated as possible. We will also try to give our analysis on the current market trends and some hints and explanations on the current and future technologies.

Don't hesitate to let us know what you think of this blog.