Press release Bookeen / Relay
Paris, 2nd July 2013
Bookeen offers a new solution for ereading: the new Cybook Tablet is specifically designed for readers of digital editions of magazines and newspapers and completes its partnership with Relay.
The Cybook Tablet
Due to the fact that in recent years the number of people who read magazines and newspapers on tablets has increased substantially, Bookeen has decided to launch the Cybook Odyssey tablet in partnership with Relay which has over 550 shops based in the metro, railway stations and airports in France.
The Cybook Tablet is priced at 159,90€ with a gift of 10 magazines in digital format per month during 3 months. This new tablet features a 7” IPS high definition and Multi-Touch screen, an ultra powerful quad-core processor Nvidia Tegra, an extension Micro SDHC, integrated Wi-Fi and a GPS. This easily transportable Android tablet gives users access to the best applications and services which Google has to offer: Google Maps, Gmail, Google Chrome, Google+, YouTube and Google Play.
For people who prefer to read their favourite books on an e-reader which is specially developed for reading in all light conditions, Bookeen still offers its clients the Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight at 129,90€. For both products, Bookeen provides Relay with a white label eBook store solution which enables Relay to modify the editorial content. The interface of the eBook store solution is designed using Relay branding.
Michael Dahan, President of Bookeen: “we are delighted to be able to offer our customers a new digital reading solution, the Cybook Tablet which caters for people who enjoy reading magazines on a hand held device. By expanding our product range and launching the Cybook Tablet in partnership with Relay marks the first in a number of partnerships to come as we aim to make digital reading available and accessible to everyone.”
The partnership with Relay, the first one for the Cybook Tablet, is one of a number of partnerships which Bookeen undertakes as part of its overall business strategy. Bookeen currently sells Cybooks with some of the biggest bookstores and European distributors such as: Systeme U, Thalia, Cultura, Adlibris, Decitre, Le Furet du Nord, Orell Füssli, Lüthy, Librairies Gallimard, La Procure, Cheminant, Pixmania and Bol.com…
RELAY France, a subsidiary of the group Lagardère Services, is a major player in the sales of books and media across 1300 stores in more than 20 countries across the world, of which 550 are in France in public transport locations.
Based in Paris, France, selling Cybooks in more than 50 countries, the Bookeen team – experts in eBooks since 1998 – has developed numerous e-reading solutions over the past 13 years (Hardware and software). Bookeen is proud to be bringing innovation to the market through the new FrontLight technology or HSIS, a technology featured for the first time in its Cybook Odyssey device.
Bookeen also offers its very own bookstore solution, featured on the Cybook Orizon & Odyssey devices and accessible online at BookeenStore.com or ebookstore white label solution like the one developed for Relay.
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