View Full Version : what happened to mentor lite version 2


oncdoc
10-04-2009, 04:49 PM
was that just a story made up?

is it a real unit?

what gives?

AnemicOak
10-04-2009, 05:19 PM
Last I read they had them in their warehouse and were trying to work out pricing to retailers.

oncdoc
10-04-2009, 05:38 PM
if thats the case why is not on their website?

oncdoc
10-04-2009, 05:43 PM
ok where is this version 2? why is it better than the other ereader at 6 inch?

AnemicOak
10-04-2009, 06:38 PM
if thats the case why is not on their website?

Because as I said they don't have pricing worked out, or that's what Robert said. Can't put something up for sale until you know what it's going to sell for. They were trying to work out a SRP that would be consumer friendly but still allow them to sell through retailers like Fry's.

GA Russell
10-04-2009, 07:51 PM
I've been thinking about holding off on getting a Pocket Pro, and instead getting the Mentor Lite 2 because of its 6" screen.

Any idea of an advantage the Pocket Pro would have over the Mentor Lite 2?

Chiron
10-04-2009, 07:53 PM
I've been thinking about holding off on getting a Pocket Pro, and instead getting the Mentor Lite 2 because of its 6" screen.

Any idea of an advantage the Pocket Pro would have over the Mentor Lite 2?

Besides price and size?

oncdoc
10-04-2009, 07:55 PM
yeah i cant see the difference. what chip is in each? speed? pdf support?

Solicitous
10-04-2009, 08:24 PM
I've been thinking about holding off on getting a Pocket Pro, and instead getting the Mentor Lite 2 because of its 6" screen.

Any idea of an advantage the Pocket Pro would have over the Mentor Lite 2?

Text-To-Speech. Did the original Mentor Lite allow playing of MP3's whilst reading? IIRC Robert posted somewhere about most ereaders don't allow the playing of MP3's while reading, which the re-badged Hanlins do.

Xerxes
10-04-2009, 10:32 PM
Because as I said they don't have pricing worked out, or that's what Robert said. Can't put something up for sale until you know what it's going to sell for. They were trying to work out a SRP that would be consumer friendly but still allow them to sell through retailers like Fry's.

Hasn't stopped Onyx International! :D

I'd drool over it until a price was announced.

GA Russell
10-07-2009, 09:11 PM
I imagine that Amazon's lowering the price of the Kindle 2 to $259 will put pressure on Astak to reduce its anticipated price of the Mentor Lite 2.

As I recall, Robert said once that they were looking at a pricetag of $249-259 for it.