Bookeen Cybook Gen1

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Cybook Gen 1 Reader.

Cybook (Gen 1)

  • Made by: Cytale
  • Released: Unknown
  • Predecessor: None
  • Languages Supported: English
  • File Types Supported: PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3


BOOKEEN made its own pdf reader in several versions, so ...yes, it is possible to read pdf...but pdf comics are not displayed perfectly, colors can be problematic.


  • Size: 8" x 10.1" x 1"
  • Weight: 35 ounces (approx 1 kg)
  • Design: Grey, removable black cover, integrated stylus
  • Screen: LCD, 10" 256 colors, backlit, Portrait or landscape mode, Touch-screen
  • Resolution: 600 x 800 pixels
  • Storage : 32 MB RAM, 16 MB Flash
  • Processor: Power PC MPC828e
  • Outputs: 16 bits stereo sound( plug for stereo headphones), Integrated loudspeaker
  • Battery: 4 hours of autonomy ( 3 to 5 hours depending on brightness settings)
  • Operating systems: Windows CE 3.0


Cytale was an early French company in the eBook business. They began in 1998. Two of the engineers went on to found their own company Bookeen in 2003 and carry on the Cybook name.

See Also


Typical Software for this unit includes:

  • Boo Reader
  • Boo Reader Vision
  • uBook Reader
  • MobiPocket Reader
  • ActiveSync
  • Audio Player
  • Pocket Word
  • Pocket Inbox
  • PTab Spreadsheet
  • Windows Explorer
  • Internet Explorer
  • Online Help
  • Registry Editor
  • Control Panel
  • Command Prompt

Additional Info

  • It does not get hot at all.
  • It is not easy to read in a sunny day (that's a problem in Spain), but it is perfect to read in the dark.
  • It takes 3 or 4 seconds to go from one jpeg to the next one in the biggest pages using Internet Explorer.
  • Can browse the Internet with Internet connection with Compact Flash Wi-Fi card.
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