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View Poll Results: Would you encourage or discourage your friend from buying Onyx Boox M90?
I would encourage a friend to buy the device 3 10.34%
I don't know / I'm confused / I'd wait 9 31.03%
I would discourage a friend from buying the device 17 58.62%
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Onyx Boox M90 - To buy or not to buy?

I've been following different threads on ereaders for a long time and had three different devices in my hands, and in the end I decided that Onyx Boox M90 was the one that would fulfill all my needs. So I was close to ordering the reader but then I had a quick last glance at what people say and eventually withdrew from that decision. There are lots of comments about the device constantly freezing or even dying, features not working despite firmware updates etc. so I thought that forking out almost €400 on it would be a high risk move.

So here is a question to the owners of Onyx Boox M90. Based on your experience with the device would you encourage or discourage your friend from buying Onyx Boox M90?

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Old 10-05-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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Discourage. Even if you just use it for reading, it can be very frustrating. Battery life is not great. Stylus is not particularly responsive. IR button is unreliable.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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... and apparently they just announced the successor to come out some time later this year.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:03 PM   #4
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I'd wait for the M92. Or buy PocketBook, if lack of Pearl isn't an issue.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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I agree with @kamizase. In addition if you are patient would be better to wait for pearl-pocketbook.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #6
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I agree with @kamizase. In addition if you are patient would be better to wait for pearl-pocketbook.
I concur. Stay away from Chinese products, at least for now.

Why the xxx Sony isn't releasing a 9.7" pearl screen?
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:23 PM   #7
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I agree with @kamizase. In addition if you are patient would be better to wait for pearl-pocketbook.
Is there any evidence that there will ever be a pearl pocketbook?
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:47 AM   #8
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I think pocketbook has 2 options: pearl or better OR to disappear.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:14 AM   #9
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I think pocketbook has 2 options: pearl or better OR to disappear.
Yes, but my question still stands.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:50 AM   #10
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Stay away from Chinese products, at least for now.
That would not leave us a lot of choice for any type of device.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:14 AM   #11
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confused. especially by the lack of cooperation from resellers. I do not understand how could you ignore questions asked here when you are the only reseller for an entire geographical area.
If you have a good product it is in your interest to make that clear to the potential buyers. Do your best to answer the questions and make sure that the bias caused by opinions of less IT educated people does not impact your sales.
For such devices it is well known that most of the times hacking them makes them better and more than that, the users's community finds solutions and workarounds faster than the manufacturer or developer of the original software. That is the part that irritates me the most!
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Pocketbook has a better hardware... but even with respect to the latest pocketbook's firmware, onyx's annotationand zoom functions are far better.
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Is there any evidence that there will ever be a pearl pocketbook?

I started a thread on this subject:
PocketBook 9.7" (902, 903, 912) with pearl
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Oh, by the way, I voted with I would discourage a friend from buying the device mainly because of Onyx M92 announced apparition.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:10 PM   #15
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Pocketbook has a better hardware... but
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