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Old 07-08-2010, 04:58 AM   #1
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Pixelar (UK) is launching new ereader

Apparently Pixelar in UK - who've so far sold the Hanlin V3 - is launching a new ereader according to the email I just recieved today:

Dear Ea
I really hope you don’t mind me asking you a big favour.
We are launching a new ereader which is a vast upgrade on the Hanlin V3.
We are asking one past customer from each non-English speaking country for input on the suitability and correctness of the menu language for the new ereader.
Can I impose on you to look at /add the correct Danish menu for us?.—we want it to be right- we don’t trust translation companies!
We are offering a 10% discount on the new ereader,plus a free gift -available end of July- to any of our country-specific customers who give us their input on this.

I hope you can help,
NN


No further information about brand or type of e-reader. It's interesting that they want to create menus in danish, swedish and norwegian - I wonder if they want to market it here, or are collaborating with scandinavian bookstores or publishers?

Not sure I want to help them out though; 10% discount of something I have no idea what is? Free gift? They have to cough up with something better

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Old 07-08-2010, 11:37 AM   #2
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Never hurts to help out a company for some future insider benefits : )

I'm interested in hearing more about this new eReader.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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Never hurts to help out a company for some future insider benefits : )
Indeed, I have had very good experiences with offering help for free and getting great stuff (2 ebook readers) in return! Different company, though...
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:00 PM   #4
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Something called an MReader S6 apparently, it's got wi-fi, but I can't tell if its got a full web browser or not

http://www.pixelar.co.uk/ebook.php
arriving end of july
More info here
http://www.chinitech.com/en/2010/pmp...nologie-e-ink/
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:57 AM   #5
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:49 AM   #6
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Ben..you are absoluteley right there.Maybe publiahing personal emails wasnt such a cool move by someone.
I will post more on this ereader when I have finalised all specs

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Old 07-09-2010, 12:15 PM   #8
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Ben..you are absoluteley right there.Maybe publiahing personal emails wasnt such a cool move by someone.
I will post more on this ereader when I have finalised all specs

Pixelar
Firstly, whomever you are, it would have suited you to tell that to my face, instead of sneaking it into a post in this manner. For example by using the private messaging system.

Secondly, translating a user interface is not to be taken lightly - it's very important that the right words are chosen, and without information about the context, it's quite impossible to be certain that the words are translated correctly. Context information that I don't have. So, given that I don't find myself able to do a proper job, I don't even want to attempt it. I'm afraid I also find it unprofessional to leave such an important thing to complete strangers. What if I couldn't spell? I suspect this is really more of a marketing stunt.

Thirdly, any mail or letter that I recive is, as far as I'm aware, my property to do with as I will. I do not find the information in this email in any way too personal or sensitive to publish. Perhaps I should have left out the signature - in that case I apologise to the person who sent me the email, and the name is now deleted.

Finally, I was very happy with Pixelar and its customer service when I bought a Hanlin V3 1½ years ago, and I would certainly still recommend them to others, as I do not doubt that their customer service is good.

However, I do not appreciate the tone of this comment and I sincerely hope it's a "joker" and not someone from Pixelar.

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Old 07-09-2010, 12:31 PM   #9
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its one of Gajah's designs like the original Mreader http://www.chinitech.com/en/2010/pmp...mreader-s6-w3/ which is a clone of the Oaxis design

Hardware is generally good. There are always big complaints about the firmware. I hope this one is better.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:37 PM   #10
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Hardware is generally good. There are always big complaints about the firmware. I hope this one is better.
Given that they asked for a translation of the user interface, there's a possibility that it's new. Though I still have my doubts why they asked for it - if it's to be launched end of July, it's rather late. But then I can't imagine they'd try to market it in the Scandinavian from their own web site, which suggest a deal with a publisher or bookseller and a later launch.
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its one of Gajah's designs like the original Mreader http://www.chinitech.com/en/2010/pmp...mreader-s6-w3/ which is a clone of the Oaxis design

Hardware is generally good. There are always big complaints about the firmware. I hope this one is better.
I'm really not sure that this one is by Gajah.
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Oh it may not be theirs exactly. I had one of theirs that was VERY close to it in hand at CES. it was even he same shade of purple. the ces one was just a shell with no working inards. they were saying it would be using the arm processor.

At the least its a clone of the design- the other Mreader is a clone of the oaxis.
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I thought it was the Oaxis in the beginning, but I see it's a different device, now.

Anyway, who cares?

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The mreader appears to be on the way.They now posting as taking pre-orders
no wifi but looks ok.
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A 10% discount is what you get with a coupon that comes in the mail. And if getting the language right is truly important, you don't ask random people, you hire a skilled editor. Sounds fishy to me, or at the very least, unprofessional.
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