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.
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:
“I’ve been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It’s a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog.”