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Old 04-20-2008, 11:17 AM   #1
n@meless1
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Location: Italy
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My ideal ebook reader..how much time I will have to wait?

Long story short take a look at this image:



It's slim form factor and its readable space looks like a good choice, in my opinion.
Its weigh must be something as much close as possible to a limited amount of papers of that size.
It seems to have a touchpad to navigate\turn pages, and little else..

Now that's what i would call a good start

My other "simple" requirements would be:

- The main functionalities limited to display text\images..nothing else that could effect the price. I do not need to write or draw, I do not need a touchscreen, I do not need to listen to music (??), and other useless things..
- A good "file manager" for my ebooks
- The basic options related to text formatting and alteration (zooming, etc..)
- The possibility to read outdoor without any difficulty (i.e. annoying reflexes on the display and such..)
- A battery life like the one on the cybook


And now I need your (owners of an ebook reader) help
Could you please tell me which of these aspects still have to be achieved in a single ebook reader? And possibly when we can hope to see a device like that..

Then how much difference really exists between an e-paper and a classic lcd\tft display? How far is it from a "paper" book? Which are the fundamental "quality" aspects of an e-paper? Resolution, grayscale..?

Thanks in advance for your answers, and sorry for my english ^_^
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