eBooks: 1998 – The first ebook readers

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How about a book-sized electronic device that could store many books at once? The first ebook readers were the Rocket eBook and the SoftBook Reader, launched in Silicon Valley in 1998. These dedicated electronic readers were the size of a (large and thick) book, with a battery, a black and white LCD screen, and a […]

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Bookeen Cybook Gen3 (CYBGEN310BS)

The Cybook Gen3 from Bookeen is an ultra-light reading device that uses the E ink® screen technology (VizPlex), giving a paper-like high contrast appearance that is readable even under direct sunlight. As with all E-Ink devices the battery gives a great number of page turns, though the Cybook is a little better than the Sony […]

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