Bookeen has just released the Cybook Gen3 e-book reader. The Gen3 will begin shipping in October for $350. The Gen3 e-book reader will offer a battery life of 8,000 page flips between charges, weighs just 6.13 ounces, has a 2.5mm stereo earphone connector, 64MB of internal memory with an SD card slot for additional storage and USB connectivity. The display is a 6-inch Vizplex E Ink screen that is black and white and is daylight readable. The Gen3 has support for Mobipocket titles, PalmDoc, HTML, TXT and PDF files. In addition to the e-book’s the Gen3 will also support JPG, GIF, PNG and MP3 files for music.
While the Gen3 seems to offer some good competition for the Sony PRS-505 I am having a hard time getting behind an e-book reader.