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Old 11-15-2006, 11:34 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by muratlale4
(I know I am an I diot!).
Well, at some point, ignorance does become stupidity, but the real idiot is the one doesn't try to correct his ignorance. Since that's exactly what you are trying to do, you're clearly not an idiot, Q.E.D.

Oh, and BTW, welcome to MobileRead, muratlale4.


I've only got the Sony (and rlauzon has addressed the iLiad, already anyway), so I'll answer for that one.
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Originally Posted by muratlale4
1.) Can I take notes on both systems? (Sony+Illiad)
No, the Sony lacks an input mechanism. So unless some one creates one....

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Originally Posted by muratlale4
2.)Can I manypulate Word or Excell files?
Nope, It doesn't open XLS files and only RTF's, and the lack of input thing again.

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3.)Can I browse the internet?
No, it doesn't have any wireless, and when it's connected to a PC via USB, the screen gets taken over with a graphic, so unless someone hacks it to do such a thing....

I suppose I could have just said a single "no" but I figured it'd be best to explain the obstacles, as a few of them might be overcome by clever hacking.

I agree with rlauzon that these devices aren't really designed for a laptop replacement. Someday, perhaps, but not today. The Sony really is optimized for Reading, which is why it doesn't have the hardware to do what you're after: from the perspective of reading, it's just extra stuff.


@yvanleterrible: Yes, I'm pretty sure the iLiad comes with a stylus, no idea about tip replacement, though.


@Judems: We do follow the other display techs out there, it is kind of spotty of course, as it varies by particular interest and it's all volunteer.

Right now, I don't think there's a reading device in production that uses any of the other techs, and we're all distracted with e-ink at the moment, since it's pretty recently out. Of the few I've seen, the e-ink is the best for reading so far. My opinion, of course.
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