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Old 09-01-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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jetBook MINI Real LEAK?!

Found this post by Kris777, the jetBook MINI is actually real!!!

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Old 09-01-2010, 03:57 PM   #2
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what is the price for jetBook mini? I didnt' find any information on jetbook website.
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I wish Aluratek would be as devoted to it's ereader line as Ectaco is to the jetBook line... It would be really nice to see more monochrome TFT readers available.

I can't wait for the price to be announced for the Mini!

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what is the price for jetBook mini? I didnt' find any information on jetbook website.
there an ongoing discussion about it on your thread now lol

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I wish Aluratek would be as devoted to it's ereader line as Ectaco is to the jetBook line... It would be really nice to see more monochrome TFT readers available.

I can't wait for the price to be announced for the Mini!
shoulda, woulda, coulda, my friend's battery was shot on the alluratech and they wouldnt replace it for her. they said the replacement would cost $120 which is the cost of the device already!

talked her into a jetbook lol

plus jetbooks firmware updates show they actually care so im gonna stick with them.
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shoulda, woulda, coulda, my friend's battery was shot on the alluratech and they wouldnt replace it for her. they said the replacement would cost $120 which is the cost of the device already!
I contacted Aluratek about getting my screen fixed (I dropped my Libre and now on the left hand ~1/4" of the screen, every other pixel, all the way up and down it, are dead. Still quite usable, I just wanted to see if I could get it fixed cheaply.) and they told me I could get a replacement unit (they don't have a repair program) for $100 which was (at the time) $20 less than the cheapest price and I would get to keep the original unit. Not low enough for me to get another (I can't justify that much when I don't really need it), but better than what your friend was offered.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:53 PM   #7
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I contacted Aluratek about getting my screen fixed (I dropped my Libre and now on the left hand ~1/4" of the screen, every other pixel, all the way up and down it, are dead. Still quite usable, I just wanted to see if I could get it fixed cheaply.) and they told me I could get a replacement unit (they don't have a repair program) for $100 which was (at the time) $20 less than the cheapest price and I would get to keep the original unit. Not low enough for me to get another (I can't justify that much when I don't really need it), but better than what your friend was offered.
That is weird... I mean, I can see your situation. No manufacturer should be held liable for physical damage done to their product by accident. A prematurely failed battery on the other hand is something I think they should want to take care of if they want repeat customers.

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Old 09-12-2010, 04:23 PM   #8
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It's here, well almost.

Ectaco is taking pre-orders.

http://www.ectaco.com/jetbook-mini-yellow/

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Old 09-20-2010, 06:13 PM   #9
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Jerry of Ectaco responded to my comments on the Ectaco board last night, and said that the Mini will be released Oct.1.

http://www.ectaco.co.uk/ectaco-posts/list/15/20081.page
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Aside from zipping for ePub, fb2 is no less complex a format than XHTML. I'd rather see decent (unzipped) XHTML and CSS than FB2. And text as a promoted format is insane. What is this, 1992? Am I hand-typing my books into edlin?

A different, more sophisticated market segment? We're the ones that know better. A ten-year old eBookMan can do better than this. And it has back-lighting. And was made by Ectaco.

Weaselly, marketer-drivel, pseudo-truthiness.

I really, really hate being patronized. The fact that they obviously took some care with the hardware design does not mean we (or at least I) should pretend to fall for this "it's a feature, not a bug" crap -- they took firmware shortcuts, either for monetary or internal political reasons.

Being excellent is not just doing one part right and pointing at that while dancing and hand-waving.

At least they're making noises about firmware updates. I want desperately to buy one of these for the ergonomics, but there is no chance that will happen until they smarten the f* up.

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My achin' a--. Ask a manager? That's like asking a used-car salesman why there's oil under the car. "We put that there to see if there was a water leak. You know the science, oil and water don't mix, so it floats right the top."

It's half suck-up and half rationalization and all BS.

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I wasn't too pleased with Jerry's remark that I could use the same SD card, I would just have to reformat all the books!
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I wasn't too pleased with Jerry's remark that I could use the same SD card, I would just have to reformat all the books!
I can understand your frustration (since I am equally unhappy about the lack of ePub support and have written them an email to tell them so!). That being said, I think in this case, he might have simply been trying to answer the question as truthfully as possible.

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Actually, I can see the point of having good support for text since many of the books that get read on the Jetbooks are probably PG books. Granted though, most of those now have ePubs available.

I think they should work on getting the firmware to support ePub, if nothing else.. and preferably with some sort of DRM support as well.

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Russell I agree, my currently library is over 17000 books converted mostly to .rtf. Now I'm supposed to reconvert my entire library? LOL guess again.
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