Cybook Gen1

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Cybook (Cytale) / Cybook Gen1 (Bookeen)
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Cybook Gen1 as sold by Bookeen
ManufacturerCytale at first, then Bookeen
Release date1998 (Cytale) / 2003 (Bookeen)
Lifespan4 hours of autonomy ( 3 to 5 hours depending on brightness settings)
MediaMobipocket, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3
Operating systemWindows CE 3.0
CPUPower PC MPC828e
Memory32 MB RAM
Storage16 MB Data Flash
Display10" LCD Screen
600x800 pixels, 256 Colors
ConnectivityUSB, PCMCIA, RTC Modem
PowerLi-Ion battery
Dimensions203×257×25.4 mm (8×10.1×1 in)
Mass~1 Kg (35 ounces)
SuccessorCybook Gen3

The Cybook Gen1 (formally Cybook) was an e-reader originally made by the French company Cytale, which filed for bankruptcy in 2003. Two engineers of Cytale founded Bookeen and bought the rights to the Cybook. They completely remade the integrated OS and application, and then sold it as the Cybook Gen1.

This product is now discontinued. It was replaced by the Cybook Gen3, a smaller, lighter device.

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