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Old 08-08-2009, 09:32 PM   #52
allovertheglobe
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Location: L.A., Euro ex-pat
Device: Kobo, Nook Classic,Color,ST/Glow, iRex DR1000, Sony 505, REB1100&1200
Finally updated the sticky top post with the current info after a pretty long absence.

Going over things, it is somewhat depressing how little headway is made at iRex in improving the usability of a very expensive device, especially since a lot of it is software/firmware related. Like accessing the Go To Page dialogue in fullscreen mode, or the criminally underused tablet functionality: Pen buttons, pressure sensitivity, a couple of gray color choices...

Never mind compressed folder support, or at least remembering the position/document within an uncompressed one. Or a serif font. Or having a simple toggle to choose between a black or white background for docs that don't fit the DR1000's screen.

Sometimes I get the impression that only a couple of software engineer are left on the project...

1.7, whenever it arrives (I can't believe people are still getting worked up over that), will be another little step in the right direction, but by next year time will run out for iRex with the kind of competition that's around the corner... and it's nice they want to get a color reader ready by 2011, but even that one would benefit from having a solid OS/UI foundation to build on, and we sure aren't there yet...

In the meantime I still use the device with biggest, most hires screen currently on the market regularly, warts and all, wishing it could be all it can be.

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