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Old 11-07-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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What would you like in the next Firmware Release?

Now that people have had the reader for a few days what's at the top of your list for additional features for the next release? Personally I'm really happy with it but would like to see the following:

1) Landscape orientation available in Mobipocket reader. It would let me alternate between using my left and right thumbs for page turns.

2) Faster boot time. I'm getting 27 seconds not the claimed 20 seconds. I'd also like the option of powering on to where I was reading rather then the library.

3) Delete button working to remove books after I've read them.

I've also seen suggestions of allowing the volume buttons "+" and "-" to be programed for other functions. Page turn or zoom in zoom out.

Any others?
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:49 PM   #2
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Folders. This is absolutely necessary for anyone with even a modest collection of ebooks.

Everything else I can live with as it is
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:59 PM   #3
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I don't have one yet but my plan is to buy one unless something totally turns my head before NAEB gets ahold of them. I would like support for the DRMed PDFs I get from Overdrive.
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:48 AM   #4
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Now that people have had the reader for a few days what's at the top of your list for additional features for the next release? Personally I'm really happy with it but would like to see the following:

1) Landscape orientation available in Mobipocket reader. It would let me alternate between using my left and right thumbs for page turns.

2) Faster boot time. I'm getting 27 seconds not the claimed 20 seconds. I'd also like the option of powering on to where I was reading rather then the library.

3) Delete button working to remove books after I've read them.

I've also seen suggestions of allowing the volume buttons "+" and "-" to be programed for other functions. Page turn or zoom in zoom out.

Any others?
i also have the sony 505 and like the features on it.
- the ability to search in the library by title, author, date etc.
- the + and - to turn pages would be a nice option.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:46 AM   #5
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1) Folders !

2) Support for the Word and RTF files, if possible.

3) To be able to boot directly where you stopped reading, instead of having to go through the library each time.

4) The "Delete" button working.


Any of those would be nice, but especially folders...

Edit: I second julia on the ability to sort the books by author or date. And the + and - buttons on the left could be used when reading, to zoom in and out or to turn pages.

What would also be useful: a synchronization software for Linux users ! I keep hoping for Mobipocket to develop one, but so far, no luck.

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Old 11-08-2007, 03:53 AM   #6
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1) Folders !

2) Support for the Word and RTF files, if possible.

3) To be able to boot directly where you stopped reading, instead of having to go through the library each time.

4) The "Delete" button working.


Any of those would be nice, but especially folders...
That is about my list. Only I like to arrange them like this

1) To be able to boot directly where you stopped reading, instead of having to go through the library each time.

2) Support for the Word and RTF files, if possible.

3) Folders !

4) The "Delete" button working.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:18 AM   #7
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Support for folders. Sort by authors name and landscape mode for mobi is what I need. Love this reader hate the ear buds.
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:15 AM   #8
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I'll echo everyone else 'FOLDERS' & 'DELETE' ... oh and the USER GUIDE would be nice

Other than that .. love it
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:47 AM   #9
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I would add
- a way to lock keys (a long press on two buttons for example)
- when pressing the music key, back should go to the book i was reading, not the library
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:07 AM   #10
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I would actually prefer the ability to synchronize the reading lists and use that to categorize my ebooks. The thing I don't like about folders is the books can only be in one folder and I'd like them in multiple categories. I am concerned about the performance though if all the books are in one directory. It would also require the ability to create or edit the reading list categories outside of Mobipocket Desktop Reader for people that don't have Windoze.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:27 AM   #11
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I'd also like to be able to zoom in and out PDF documents.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:37 AM   #12
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The thing I don't like about folders is the books can only be in one folder and I'd like them in multiple categories.
There is Linux under the hood, so the same file can in principle be in multiple folders (using a hard or a soft link, a single physical copy of the file can be listed in multiple directories). These would most likely look and behave like multiple copies of the file to the reader software (e.g. any metadata would be directory specific), but it is multiple copies without using any extra filesystem space.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:05 AM   #13
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I am concerned about the performance though if all the books are in one directory.
Yep, be afraid. Be very afraid. I dumped 3500+ PalmDoc & Mobipocket books on a 2GB SD card, and booting (more especially the building of the library) took almost 20 minutes. It did complete, though, giving me 360 pages of 10 books to a page.

But trying to page through them made it start re-indexing again :-(.

Not recommended with the current firmware.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:57 AM   #14
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1. Folders

2. Landscape-Mode for everything

3. A cross, T-Shaped Menue or three colums instead of one; it could look like this:

eBook
Back Lookup Forward
Layout Leave Menue Font Family
Advanced Bookmarks Font Size
Library

When entering the Menue, the cursor could be placed in the midle, therefore reducing the number of keypresses to reach every item in the menue...
Note: The Leave Menue (without change) is not entirely necesary and the function could be implemented by other means: Navigating out of the menue, eighter only Right or Left, or in every direction...

4. Zoom-Function for PDF


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Folders!! (especially after the test with 3500 ebooks :-))

Support for zipped files.

RTF support.
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