Originally Posted by m3l7d0wN
I don't agree. Many people won't buy the PRS-T2 if it can't be rooted. The lack of rooting of the PRS-T2 is a great disadvantage of this product, which IMHO can't compete anymore with nook glow or kindle paperwhite.
By the way, I don't that think that the community is so much important for the success or failure of an ebook reader. There are very few people that buy an ereader for rooting it. The vast majority of people is unaware of hacks or related things. If sony doesn't want to fail on ebook reader market, it should make better products.
thank you to debate in this logical way with me.
I do a step back, understand your point, I think you are right almost for everything,
but still my consideration is in the scenario if Sony commit to create for T2 an official porting update with droid, made ad hoc by his developers to maximize the refresh and compatibility issues( great would be a kind of micro usb audio). the point is a lot of mediocre sw houses are updating continuously their apps, why Sony should not do the same?( I do not think the code is so huge). if they advertise a T2 able to go in internet with several browsers, with a file browser, with angry birds, droid chess, an AZ reader, repligo, kindle compatibility really good, thousands of tablet people could be interested to have it a device to use some apps under the sun without worries for the batteries, and a lot of tablet people friends of mine are complaining for reading with backlight as is not relaxing for the eyes , so my point is that if the update will be conveniently updated Sony could still maintain a strong postition in the market, in the other scenario instead if people goes to paperwhite because of the light and any added value service by Sony, then will be more difficult to change for an eventual FY13 Sony (allegedly) color. Why? because people in this forum know how to manage calibre to convert amazon to epub, people from outside...not! So they could remain with amazon that for sure will do en excellent product also on FY13, and....Sony will be kicked out from the market or at least will lose a lot of customers and profitability on the previous model.
Also I would add I am afraid to buy a T1 and try to root as I can see some people bricked the device...