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Old 10-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by fjtorres View Post
Sure.
It's in the comments to the originally cited article:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/20...uros/#comments

Cited there is a german report that highlights all the hidden gotchas:
http://www.lesen.net/ereader/txtr-be...ezeichen-5446/
I've read the comments to the originally cited article as well as the original German article. In that article it says:

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Der Clou am txtr Beagle soll sein Verkaufspreis sein: Das Gerät soll von Mobilfunkunternehmen vertrieben werden und nur um 9,90 Euro kosten (wohlgemerkt: *schätzt* txtr aus unseren Gesprächen mit den Telekommunikationsanbietern), Geld soll mit über den txtr eBook Store gekauften Inhalten verdient werden.
Paraphrased, they intend to earn money by selling books through the associated bookstore. Nothing about having to pay a subscription rate (directly or through telecom provider). German comments negative on that aspect as well.

So, the additional and hidden costs seem rather a MR fabrication than based on facts.
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