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Old 08-27-2011, 10:06 AM   #16
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in the specifications they say capacitive. i find that hard to believe. i understood that among the benefits of the IR touch was that it was actually cheaper than capacitive. multi-touch is possible with IR touch

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Images showing readers with covers from a few different angles.
More robust stylus for sure.
It appears they may have got rid of those reflective silver colours/finishes.


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in the specifications they say capacitive. i find that hard to believe. i understood that among the benefits of the IR touch was that it was actually cheaper than capacitive. multi-touch is possible with IR touch

good find Thamyris
A capacitive touch screen is also at odds with the use of a stylus for annotation. I suspect that it's really an IR touch screen, the same as the 650/350 have.
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Does that mean the WiFi will be tied to local e-book stores? I hope not since I buy very few swedish e-books.

Other than that, it looks like really nice
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Does that mean the WiFi will be tied to local e-book stores? I hope not since I buy very few swedish e-books.

Other than that, it looks like really nice
No reason to think that. The PRS-950 (sold in the US only) has online access to the Sony bookstore, but that doesn't prevent you from buying books elsewhere.
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I'm thinking there are going to be some red faces at that store if this is for real, as we've had no official announcement from Sony.

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Old 08-27-2011, 10:19 AM   #22
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It's the way that these things generally get out. Details get sent early to stores, with an embargo date, and some bright spark releases it too soon.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:22 AM   #23
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thats definitely not a capacitive pen- the tip is too small.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:24 AM   #24
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thats definitely not a capacitive pen- the tip is too small.
I agree.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:25 AM   #25
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Priced more than $200? Here we go again (in the U.S.).
Sony believes it has a premium product, much the way that Bose does.
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Is it safe to presume it has new cpu? I mean, new within the context of current ereaders. Otherwise the changes seem minimal for a next gen device (considering the previous Sonys were nicely equipped).


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I am a bit disappointed too. According to the file formats, I wonder if it'll support BBBeB or if that's dead in the water for this generation of eReaders.

Also, one thing I really liked about the PRS-350 and 650 is how their covers fit nicely with the eReader itself by using hinges. It's transparent and looks like a real book. Now, the covers just look gimmicky (in my humble opinion).

I was debating going with a Kobo Touch and waiting for the new Sony... I think I might go with a Kobo after all (or just stick with my PRS-350... Do I really need a new toy?! Yes, once a year at least )
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I'm not questioning what they believe. Is this new line going to be a repeat of the previous one (in the U.S.) less than six months after release? Stores no longer carrying them. Accessories unavailable. Will stores in the U.S. sell these again, particularly when there's the NOOK, Kobo, and potentially Kindle touch? How much inventory are they going to stock?
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While I'm not happy about the switch from metal to plastic, it drops the weight on the 650 from 215g to 168g, that's a big difference. Although I'll admit I love the quality feel of the materials I get when holding the metal case, but it does tend to get very hot while reading in the sun so the plastic will probably help there.

While the cover seems to fasten it in more securely, which is a good thing (although I've never had a problem with my reader coming lose or falling out), it looks like that type of cover would prevent the use of some clip-on reading lights, such as the Versa, which I use during the summer.

I'm disappointed to not read about being able to change fonts, but I realize this unofficial info could be missing some items too, or have some things just wrong.

I will admit though that I absolutely hate the curved bottom design and wonder why any manufacturer would do that rather than just straight edges (yes, I even hate it on TVs and those aren't even considered to be purchased). It probably would be a deal breaker for me.
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I'm not questioning what they believe. Is this new line going to be a repeat of the previous one (in the U.S.) less than six months after release? Stores no longer carrying them. Accessories unavailable. Will stores in the U.S. sell these again, particularly when there's the NOOK, Kobo, and potentially Kindle touch? How much inventory are they going to stock?
It may be that the aren't particularly targeting the US market. Sony have traditionally done well in the UK/European market.
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