The Cybook Orizon E-Readers spotted at FCC, speculated early 2011 release
Originally slated to hit the stores in the summer of 2010, Bookeen’s Cybook Orizon multi-touch e-reader was just seen in an FCC waiting room.
If we are to learn anything from history, a trip to the FCC usually means an imminent release, possibly early in 2011.
The screen incorporates “Caress touch ePaper” technology, which is said not to compromise the screen’s readability, with no glare whatsoever. Cybook Orizon also features multi-touch capabilities with the usual finger gestures like swiping the pages and pinch-to-zoom as well as a 2 week battery life if only used 2 hours a day.
Expected to cost slightly under $250, the 6-inch E Ink SiPix screen features a 600 x 800 screen resolution and comes with 2GB of memory and 400 MHz ARM-type CPU. You can also expect the usual USB connector, microSD card slot and a 1230 mAh Li-Polymer battery.
However, there’s no big book store behind it, which will hurt its popularity. With Cybook Orizon, users are given immediate access to books directly from Cybook and are able to buy them in their own language.
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