Originally Posted by Dulin's Books
all of this is absolute nonsense. PocketBook and Onyx read more formats, have various forms of annotation capabilities, are generations ahead in PDF useability. they have SD card readers, the newest ones have the 800mHz processor , Onyx is using Pearl displays, both have TTS, Dictionaries, WIFI and Browsers. Onyx has handwriting recognition and the ability to save a copy of PDFs with the scribbles intact. All of those devices are AT LEAST $100 less for much better devices.
Those 2 and the kindle DX are basically the only ones on the market; the other ones you got to do a hel of a lot of effort to get your hands on one.
And especially pocketbook and Onyx, their devices are phased out before you even hear of them. They have a new one which is around the same price. $100 less for not having color is about the same price to me.
Some pocketbooks I could get for $279 on amazon, but those models are already phased out (and due to firmware issues replaced by more expensive models).
There's a difference between announcements they make on tech websites, having a window of a few months to purchase them from a local website; and having the device commercially available for all (which is what it looks like Ectaco will do, seeing their other electronic devices they have for sale for many months to years).
Most readers either never make it to the market, or finally get phased out by a newer model, and companies selling off their small stock to fund for the research of perhaps another device, or close the doors on the debts they gotten themselves into while researching and creating such a device.