Sagem white label e-reader unveiled for European markets

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Delivered to customers as a white-labelled product, the eReader can be ordered today from FNAC, the leading French retailer, as the “FnacBook” and in November through Telecom Italia as part of its digital publishing and eBook project.

The Binder measures just 152mm x 123mm x 10.7mm, making it smaller than an average paperback book – but with memory capable of storing over 12,000 non-illustrated books.  It combines e-paper technology together with embedded 3G and WiFi connectivity to create an eReader that delivers a true “library in your pocket” user experience.

The Binder brings together ergonomic design with a capacitive touch screen to deliver a crisp display and contrast in an easy to grip form factor.  The full 3G and WiFi connectivity enables the user to receive on-demand the latest magazines and newspapers direct to the device.   Supporting all the major text, image and music file formats and Adobe DRM protection, the Binder enables the user to easily switch between their home screen, books, news and other content using the tab-based shortcut buttons.

“The eReader market has developed quickly but until now has been plagued by a simple trade-off – do you want a smaller form factor and less features, or a fully connected experience but with a device that is no longer pocket-sized?” said Jérôme Nadel, EVP Marketing & User Experience, Sagem Wireless.  “By focusing on the user experience and using the latest technology, we have developed a device that solves this conundrum.  The Binder product combines 3G and WiFi with a feature-rich experience to deliver a true connected lifestyle device.”

In contrast to other lightweight eReader devices, the pocket-sized Binder supports eBook and MP3 formats, full note taking capabilities using the virtual keyboard, up to 16GB of memory, and a long battery life equivalent to over 8000 page turns.

FNAC is retailing the FnacBook at €199 complete with WiFi and free 3G from mobile operator SFR.  For more information on the FnacBook, visit http://www.fnac.com/Guides/High-Tech/fnacbook/.  For more information on Telecom Italia’s eBook project, visit http://ebook.telecomitalia.com/.


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