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A Better Ereader from Bookeen

Bookeen’s newsletter just arrived in my inbox. The specifications and high resolution photos are up at the Bookeen site.

Specs of the Bookeen v. Sony Reader

  Bookeen Sony
size 7.4" x 4.7" x 0.3" 6.9” x 4.9”x 0.5"
weight 6.13 ounces apprx. .8 oz

6" E Ink® Vizplex600×800 pixels
166 dpi
B&W, 4 gray-scale
Daylight readable
No backlight
Portrait and landscape mode

6" E Ink

600×800 pixels
166 dpi
B&W, 4 gray-scale
Daylight readable
No backlight
Portrait and landscape mode

buttons "ON/OFF", "Up ", "Down", "Right ", "Left", "Enter ", "Cancel", "Menu", "Music".

page left/right



OS Linux 2.4.18 MontaVista Linux Professional Edition
Processor Samsung® S3C2410 ARM920T 200MHz  
Battery Rechargeable Li-Polymer battery (800mAh)
8000 page flips

Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery

7,500 page flips

Formats Bookeen® Multi-format ebook reader
Supported image format: Jpeg, GIF, PNG
Supported sound format: MP3
BBeB Book / Adobe® PDF / JPEG /
MP3 file (.mp3 file extension)
Storage Memory 64 MB Data Flash 64
Expansion SD slot Memory Stick/SD
Connectivity USB 2.0 USB 2.0
In the box Cybook ebook reading device
USB cable
User’s guide
Charger (Deluxe version)
Leather case (Deluxe version)
1GB SD card (Deluxe version)

Sony Reader

USB Cable


User’s guide

cloth case

Price $ $350

Yes, for the sake of the blog, I’m going to be buying one of these.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Jayne
    Jun 21, 2007 @ 01:01:41

    Wow, that’s a big weight difference.

  2. Rosie
    Jun 21, 2007 @ 01:02:00

    The sacrifices you make for us.

  3. Jayne
    Jun 21, 2007 @ 01:03:05

    Isn’t Jane great? Taking a hit for the team like that. ;)

  4. Sarah McCarty
    Jun 21, 2007 @ 05:21:03

    She is just wonderful. Such a trooper!

    Are these going to be for sale in the US? *panting in anticipation* If they are, it shall be mine!

  5. Nicole
    Jun 21, 2007 @ 06:23:07

    Of course it’s for the sake of the blog ;-)

  6. Rosario
    Jun 21, 2007 @ 08:42:50

    Sure, we all believe that. Heh.

  7. Keishon
    Jun 21, 2007 @ 11:36:03

    I’m thinking about it too but what price tag are we looking at for this one? OR, I may wait as there is always the chance someone else will come out with one to beat this one. The choices, the decisions. Actually, I’m happy with my LOOX 720.

  8. gordon
    Nov 24, 2007 @ 17:29:51

    I’m looking to replace my ebookwise unit, I like the new bookeen model but I don’t want to pay the price.

    I’d also kill for a backlight.

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