The Cybook Ocean has been delayed numerous times since it was first announced late last year. It still does not have a release date, but a French tech analyst managed to get a first look.
The Ocean is breaks the mold of the standard e-reader by having an eight inch screen. Amazon, B&N and most of Kobo’s devices all have a six inch screen, so readers may dig the fact they have more screen real estate to read books.
The Cybook Ocean has a eight inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024×768. Underneath the hood is a single core Cortex A8 TIOMAP3611 800 MHz processor and 128 MB of RAM. You have 4 GB of internal memory to store your eBooks and an expandable SD card to upgrade it further to 32 GB. There is a 2100 mAh battery, which should give you around one month of reading time.
Lets talk about the ascetics of the e-reader itself. It has a similar design to the Kobo Aura, with the screen flush with the bezel. Most e-readers have a sunken display, such as Kindle Paperwhite 2 and Nook Glowlight. It does not have physical buttons, but looks like it has soft keys to turn the pages on the bottom of the unit.