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Old 12-16-2008, 03:47 PM   #11
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Location: Melbourne
Device: Sony 500, Bebook, Kindle, Eco reader Drs and soon the Archos 9
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Originally Posted by Alisa View Post
A page number that isn't consistent isn't very useful to me. I like to have a way to jump to a location in a book but I need to know that when I enter that location, that's where I'm going. So far the Amazon system is working well in that regard. I think people find the numbering system foreign so it's not very popular, but it at least works consistently.

As for the question at hand, I voted for the Cybook. I think the Bebook could overtake them with some work on their firmware. If they fixed their bugs, added dictionary and font support, and maybe sweetened the deal with another highly-desired feature like folder support or content search, Cybook would be in trouble.
BeBook does support a folder structure, it also has a better design in terms of where page turning buttons are located.
I have both the BeBook and the Cybook and my preference is for the BeBook.
I have a large number of books in RTF format which is nicely suported on the Bebook and not at all on the Cybook.
I don't like the PDF implementation on the Cybook at all. The little arrows that appear on the zoomed PDF is utterly irritating to me. I much prefer the faded grey text.
Mobi support is now perfectly acceptable on the BeBook following the 5 December update. Although I cant speak for the dictionary support, this is not a feature that is important to me.
I would like to see BeBook team improve the Lit format as this is still a poor implementation.
The Bebook team seem to be committed to constant improvement of the device as are all the other Hanlin clones.

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