The Cybook Odyssey beckons you to hear the call to adventure with their latest e-reader. The Research and Development labs have been busy over the course of the latest year developing new technology (HSIS) to provide a new kind of e-ink experience. In conjunction with Texas Instruments the company has released their Cybook Odyssey in Europe and have told us it will be available in the USA and Canada in the next few days. It was originally planned to be released earlier but they were thwarted by the dastardly FCC!
Bookeen has already released a new firmware update for their new gadget which brings Optimization of the reactivity and the sensitivity of the touch interface and making animations scroll more fluidly. The company also told us in an exclusive interview that they were developing dictionaries in 12 different languages and will release a firmware update in the next few weeks to warrant more attention from international markets. What else do they have in store for us? It is planned to support some ePub3 features such as Chinese, Japanese & Korean vertical layout and CSS3 Ruby very soon. Also, handwritten notes are planned however other features are higher priority so they will not be available in the immediate future.
The company a few days ago released a series of videos that document some of the most exciting selling features of it. Check them out.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.