French retailer Fnac just announced the FnacBook

Fnac held a press event today where they unveiled their new ereader, the FnacBook. Yes, I double checked and that really is the name.  You might recognize the hardware as the Thalia Oyo; they're retail partners (I'm not sure that's the right word) and both are using an ereader originally developed by Sagem Wireless. Fnac now have the Fnacbook up for pre-order; retail will be 199€. An observant person might recall that Thalia are selling the Oyo for 139€. The FnacBook costs more because it ships with 3G, not just Wifi.

Other than wireless, the FnacBook has the same specs as the Oyo.

  • 6" Sipix screen
  • capacitive touchscreen
  • 2GB Flash
  • microSD card slot (16 GB supported)
  • accelerometer
  • MP3 player
  • Adobe DE DRM support

via ebouquin.fr

This should be a slide show of photos taken at the press conference:

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7 Comments on French retailer Fnac just announced the FnacBook

  1. FnacBOOK? Are they allowed to use English words in French product names? Shouldn’t it at least be FnacLivre? What *were* they thinking?

  2. Why ?

    Why another ereader ?

    Really why ?

  3. Fnac is a large chain of bookstores – they probably figured out that the future market of books are…ebooks!! And it’s better to have a little piece of the action than none at all.

  4. FnacBook is not a Medion Oyo, but a Sagem Binder. As said by Sael Oyo is sold in France by Chapitre.com and FranceLoisirs.

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