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


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

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Doug21 October, 2010

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

  2. neal21 October, 2010

    Why ?

    Why another ereader ?

    Really why ?

    1. Nate the great21 October, 2010

      It’s not another e-reader. It’s just another label.

  3. Sergio22 October, 2010

    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. Marc22 October, 2010

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

    1. Nate the great22 October, 2010

      Yes, but the hardware is the same.

  5. […] Nate Hoffelder · 2 Comments · hardware news, Sipix // Do you recall the Oyo and Fnacbook I showed you a few weeks ago? They’re basically the same device, and the Binder from Sagem […]


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