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Old 07-20-2010, 02:03 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by J. Strnad View Post
GoldStar really blew it with the REB 1100.

GoldStar seemed to do all it could to kill the RocketReader/REB 1100 though. First, it took a catchy name and replaced it with something incredibly boring. It cheapened the display and raised the price of the reader. Then it killed the free RocketReader library that got people interested in the device in the first place. Finally it insisted on controlling the distribution of content and charged too much for the ebooks. A perfect recipe for disaster.

I'm sorry about your experience losing all of those books! It's an object lesson for others, though, about trusting anyone...Amazon, B&N, Kobo...to keep your library for you. Download and back up is the only way to go.
Yeah, there were a few good things about the reb, like memory card support updated and the case was easier to hold, but overall it was worse. And they did not include the rocketbook dock with the reb.

I am very disappointed in ereader.com. I have bought books from them, 384 total, since they sold ebooks for the palm pilot. Their "terms of disservice" really suck, since the technologies have changed and it is difficult if not impossible to get books into their reading software without using their servers.
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