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Old 09-01-2010, 02:27 AM   #7
bill_mchale
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Originally Posted by Lilly View Post
Sony will still support LRF but BBeB (DRM scheme). The PRS-300 is not discontinued, Sony will now go completely touchscreen with the new screen technology. They have also been able to remove the extra layer of screen between the touch so I can't wait to see if that completely eliminate any glare issues. Sony believes that touch technology distinguished them from the mass. I did participate in a private survey for Sony in June and there were quite a few questions on touchscreen versus wireless. Some of the questions that were asked was if wireless is important to you in an ebook device and also if you can choose between wireless or touch screen which one would you want your reader to have?
The problem with customer survey's is that customers often say one thing and do another. There are a variety of reasons for it depending on the product. In the USA, in what 3 years, Sony went from the only real player in town for dedicated ebook readers to at best the third place contender behind the Kindle and Nook. Both Kindle and Nook are set up such that readers can get books without ever having to connect to a computer... and yet Sony is still limiting that to the Daily Edition? In addition, they have had touch screens for a year now and yet the PRS-300 has been their best seller...

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