Thursday, September 11, 2008

Adequate PDF support for the Cybook Gen 3

Finally a new firmware release which fixed the horrible PDF support. One may now zoom at various levels and pan faster on a page. The firmware also fixes various other things.
What I am personally waiting for now is a shorter startup time. Here is the text from the Official Bookeen blog (English version)

What's New in Version 1.2 (Build 796)

* New: user interface now available in 6 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian & Dutch).
* Improvement: reduced power consumption.
* Improvement: reduced memory usage.
* New: zoom menu for PDF files.
* Improvement: fast panning within PDF files.
* Improvement: general stability and performance.
* Fix: SD card detection.
* Fix: last page saved for files with UTF8 (non ANSI) names.
* New: possibility to restore factory settings (also deletes personal data in internal memory). To do so, press volume- while switching off.