The French company SAGEM has introduced a white labeled e-reader named Binder. It is also being distributed by other companies under names such as Fnacbook, Thalia Oyo or eBook. The ultra-light Binder has a 6 inch capacitive SiPix touch screen and measures 152mm X 123mm X 10.7mm, making it smaller than a normal book but with a memory capable of storing more than 12,000 books (non-illustrated). Designed ergonomically, its touch screen with its e-paper technology gives a great contrast and sharp display.
The Binder supports all major text, audio and image formats, and has buttons to easily switch between home screen, books and news. The built in 802.11 b/g wireless capability and full 3G support enables the users to download new magazines and books on demand. The Binder is available with up to 16GB of internal memory, and has a virtual keyboard that allows the users to take notes. The battery can last up to 8,000 page turns upon a complete charge. The product is available for pre-order from the French retailer FNAC at €199 and the devices will start shipping from November 10th. FNAC is also giving the owners of the Binder a free 3G service from the mobile operator SFR.