Originally Posted by jbenny
Yes, if ETI did an E Ink device that incorporated some of the nicer features of the 1150, they would have a winner.
You think so? I rather get the impression the REB fans are primarily in the "if it doesn't have a backlight it's worthless" camp. That's certainly a viewpoint that's been rather, er, forcibly expressed in the past
. These are people who don't WANT eInk because you can't read it in the dark.
One thing that makes it a "legacy device" is the fact that (as I understand) it uses SmartMedia cards for storage. I don't believe that SmartMedia cards are still made, even if the machine itself is.