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At last, news of the Cybook Orizon!

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Yesterday I got to hold in my hands a real Cybook Orizon; after the mock-ups and prototypes it’s really exciting to see the final product really exist! We know you’ve been dying for some news and how impatient you are. So without further ado, in a world-wide sneak preview, the very first real photos (not 3D renders) of the Cybook Orizon:

Cybook Orizon Black

Cybook Orizon White

The two models have a bicolored case, with a black front and white back or the other way around.

It’s incredibly thin but really feels solid and robust, thanks to our reinforcement specifically to protect the screen. And the back of the case feels really nice to the touch; the black one has a velvety texture, and the white one has a glossy lacquer finish. The definitive dimensions are: width  4.9” (125,7mm), height 7.5” (189,49mm), and only 0.29” (7,6mm) thick, that’s incredibly thin! It weighs 8.6oz. and has a 6” screen, 600×800 pixels for a 167 dpi resolution, and 16-level greyscale.

The touchscreen is impressive: very sensitive, really fast, and since the touch layer is integrated in the screen there is no glare or distortion. There are some amazing touch features, we’ll be unveiling them soon and I think you’ll love them. First clue: I saw Google in a screen…

Not all the details are available yet but the good news is that as we get closer to launch I’ll be giving you more information right here, sometimes before it’s released anywhere else!  And in fact we’ll be saving a few other special advantages for our faithful readers…

The Cybook Orizon adventure continues next week!