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Old 10-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by vertex11 View Post
This e-reader seems very innovative, but in a sense it is the first of a new generation of e-readers. Assuming others can duplicate the tech, other vendors will offer the improvements mentioned.
But isn't that too kind on Amazon?
I mean, this technology has existed for years. SONY tried exactly the same thing half-a-decade ago with the 700s - and it had the same problems, albeit to a different scale. The Nook sold that 'glow' a year ago.

Nothing here is new.

The touch screen change is a step back (infrared at least didn't pick up so many fingerprints). TTS is gone.

This is not an innovative ebook reader.
It's a marginal improvement on what was out there.

Still, in many ways the best option out there. But not a trailblazer in any way.
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