Friday, September 27, 2013

Some small and non-U.S. based e-readers

Bookeen (a French company) began in late 2007 selling the Cybook Gen3, their first eBook reader to use an E-Ink screen. At the end of 2008, Bookeen started to claim future support for the ePub eBook format.  In 2009 they also announced a new product the Cybook Opus a smaller version of the Cybook Gen3 but with some improvements. In August 2011, Bookeen launches its own e-book store called with ePub and PDF format books, and a selection of free e-books with no DRM.

Aluratek has several models of e-readers including the Libre Air and Touch.  Both eBook readers will work with many library eBook programs and can use Adobe Digital Editions to purchase, download, view and manage eBooks.

The EnerGenie ePP2 eReader is a 9.7” device  positioned as an ePaper are able to “print” documents directly to the eReader, which is in a similar manner as to how you use a virtual printer that allows you to save a document as a PDF on your desktop. The EnerGenie ePP2 has a 9.7” display at 1,600 x 1,200 pixels and runs on Android.

PocketBook International S.A. produces e-book readers under the PocketBook brand.
Introduced in 2007 and initially targeting Russian-language readers, since mid-2010 the manufacturer for PocketBook has been Foxconn with PocketBook focused on software and design. PocketBook e-readers are known for supporting a large number of text formats and PocketBook distributes products through the site:

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