This is probably about the best news so far for T1 owners who are experiencing freeze issues with their shiny new ereader.
Hopefully something will come of it, so please keep on complaining to Sony Support! They after all, are asking you to do just that.
Bear in mind that the control of the touch screen is different in the PRST1 than in previous models:
• If you use two fingers to swipe the page this will invoke zoom mode rather than going to the next page.
• Keeping a thumb on the bottom corner of the screen while swiping will also activate the zoom feature.
The zoom feature may give the impression that the screen is frozen as in this mode swiping the screen will not make the Reader go to the next page. In zoom you will see the small hand lens symbol on the bottom right of the screen and the document symbol indicating where you are on the page. Swiping the screen in while in zoom will navigate around the page. If you then wish to go to the next page of the book just press the next button on the bottom of the Reader instead.
• If you tap the screen rather than swipe, this will make the dictionary pop-up rather than advance to the next page.
• If you swipe and hold the screen it will invoke the Page Advance feature and quickly advance the pages in a book.