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Good: the resolution
Bad: battery, usb connectivity
Comment: The company that makes it is actually lying about the battery life. If switching 1 page per minute, it doesn't hold for more than 3 hours. If you're using the stylus, even less.
And some menus are accessible only using the stylus. And it was amazingly expensive, like 600 euro. Luckily for me, I received it as a gift from my employer, in 2008.
Good: Screen, size, battery life
Bad: Software, lack of compatible book titles, general use, price
Comment: You know when you look at this thing you are going to be impressed. Clarity of the screen is excellent, it 'feels' right, and then it really lets you down - BADLY!
I wanted to love this. I needed to love this but in the end I was badly burned financially and the project suffered as a result.
The need was simple. I am a bookworm and spend approximately 1/3rd of my time travelling from one country to another for business. I read, on average, five books in a week and my average time away is between ten and fourteen days. I don't watch or own a TV and my library at home has gotten out of all proportion. This device was everything I wanted it to be ... until I came to actually use it.
First off, you cannot go to any of the classic eBook sites and simply keep using your existing account. No, this thing will not work with Motricity's eBook library which is probably the biggest in the world so I'm stuck with using a very limited library. Next off was the software that it came with and it uses. Who thought this up? It is a nightmare! The review said "clunky" try "archaic and ill conceived" and then try "impossible to try before you buy"
No, this is a complete waste of money (regrettably) and needs much more work. I was hoping to see Sony's eReader come to the UK's shores, but it appears that this is never going to see the light of day, let alone another country.
Back to lugging around heavy books again ...
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