Bookeen, the French manufacturer of e-book readers, will have a finger-friendly multi-touch model out next month. Bookeen Cybook Orizon The Cybook Orizon will sport a 6in, 600 x 800, 167dpi e-paper screen and 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity, all in a 190 x 126 x 8mm casing - "thinner than a newspaper", Bookeen claims in its blog …
The blog says that it's €229.99, not €300. That makes it more useful. I want one!
Pricing a bit off?
Looks nice, but seems expensive when compared to the Kindle (which is only £109, though it makes do with a physical keyboard and no touch).
Touch and e-ink...
...doesn't work. E-ink is just too slow to give that kind of responsiveness you just need with a touchscreen. Blindly tapping and swiping on a screen and then waiting for something to happen is totally frustrating and confusing. On a touchscreen you need instant feedback and smooth animations/scrolling.