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  • 05.19.09

Bokeen’s Cybook Opus E-Reader Beats Kindle to a Pocket-Friendly Size

E-reader manufacturer Bookeen recently revealed details on its newest hand-held device. Unlike Amazon, which recently super-sized the Kindle 2 into the larger DX, Bokeen’s innovation goes in the other direction: the Cybook Opus fits in a pocket.

E-reader manufacturer Bookeen recently revealed details on its newest hand-held device. Unlike Amazon, which recently super-sized the Kindle 2 into the larger DX, Bokeen’s innovation goes in the other direction: the Cybook Opus fits in a pocket.

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Cybook Opus

These specs stand up pretty well with the Kindle 2–the screen resolution is the same for example, and though the Kindle 2 has room for 1,500 books in its 2GB of memory, the 750-odd the Cybook can manage certainly isn’t an issue. 

The main thing that makes the Cybook interesting is its size. The Kindle really isn’t pocket-friendly, and the bigger DX is designed to please textbook and newspaper readers. Whereas the Cybook is about the same size as a paperback novel, and is literally just as portable. That should earn it a few fans when it launches in June.

[via Mobileread

Related: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Unveils Kindle DX in New York
Related: Kindle 2 Won’t Change Your Life, but the Next One Will [review]
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