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Old 02-14-2011, 11:32 AM   #5
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Device: REB1200 EBW1150 Device: T1 NSTG iLiad_v2 NC Device: Asus_TF Next1 WPDN
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Originally Posted by Jmt View Post
Last question would be if it is advisable to upgrade the firmware after all? I read on the ETI website about various improvements but wasnt sure if there wouldnt be possible dangers when upgrading the firmware now, given that it is working as intended at the moment.
EDIT: Be careful!!! According to this post at the REB1200 for Dummies website:
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GEB 2200 hardware

The 2200 is a completely new architecture compared to the 1200. We replaced the Motorola 68K CPU used in the 1200 with the Cirrus Logic 7312 (which is an ARM Ltd, RISC processor).
This means that the 2200 can render, and process about 60 times faster than the 1200. It may not be immediately obvious, since the 1200 was pretty good at this, but if you were to hold them side by side, you would notice the difference in drawing pages as you flip them fast.

The battery change on the 2200 was made for costs. A battery in a case and the associated connectors and mechanical parts (battery door, etc) are a significant cost. The goal is to produce a product that competes with the 1200, but can be sold for a lot less. Very few people were buying new batteries, so the decision was made that people would prefer to pay less than to have the removeable battery.
It's best you confirm that the GEB2200 can be migrated from the experts at ETI ( try emailing Garth Conboy gc@ebooktechnologies.com or John Rivlin john@ebooktechnologies.com )

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This advice is for REB1200/GEB2150 and not necessarily for GEB2200 owners until verified!

There should be no dangers in upgrading your firmware to the latest. I have both of my REB1200's at the latest firmware, as offered by the ETI servers, and I don't regret it one bit!

Though you already have read the migration stuff on the ETI website, see this post for the advantages of such a firmware upgrade.

Then, you can even register it on www.ebookwise.com or www.fictionwise.com so that you can download current/mainstream ebooks...

Last edited by nrapallo; 02-14-2011 at 01:49 PM. Reason: cautionary note about GEB220 upgrade
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