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Old 07-24-2008, 08:31 AM   #46
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There's already thousands of e-books in ePub available on Feedbooks, and you can of course turn RSS feeds into ePub too using our service: http://www.feedbooks.com

I'll do an official release for our sync software, I'll change my subscriptions to ePub once the firmware upgrade is available. Just have to plug-in my device every morning, and it automatically downloads all my RSS feeds to it.

Here's Mobileread in ePub:
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:36 AM   #47
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Hadrien, that sounds quite nice.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:36 AM   #48
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I have been told adobe de for ebook-devices requires at least 128mb ram and that is why it will never run on the 500.
They've mentioned "possible hardware limitations" on the 500 before, but they wouldn't specify what they might be at the time. If that's truly a constraint then yeah, that would keep DE from ever being on the 500.

My poor, forlorn 500.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:37 AM   #49
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I would love to see Sony do a "send in your 500 for a memory upgrade" for a small fee. That would be a great idea.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:38 AM   #50
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How much RAM in the 500 ? 505 ?

16Mb is clearly not enough for DE support for example.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:41 AM   #51
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The link to the press release in the original post is live now, as you all know the upgrade still isn't posted. I guess they've only had time for one Starbuck's yet this morning.
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Wowser, these americans don't half lie in bed late - it 14:00 here and still no dounload....
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:06 AM   #53
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Wowser, these americans don't half lie in bed late - it 14:00 here and still no dounload....
That 2 p.m. for the none military minded!

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Old 07-24-2008, 09:22 AM   #54
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When y'all get it downloaded and flashed, let us know if they fixed anything in the original list of limitations, like folders, TOC and pictures in RTF, ect. I know that's not as sexy as Epub and reflowable PDF, but still important to us dinosaurs...
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:25 AM   #55
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One more reason to convert the rest of my catalog to ePub!

It's funny: Just this week, I was introduced to my first Kindle in the flesh, and was satisfied enough with finally handling and examining it to agree that it might be worth my purchasing some day. Then this news comes out, just 2 days later, and I have to say that to me it puts the PRS-505 slightly ahead of the Kindle on my wish list. (How do they do that?!?).

In reality, I probably won't get either soon... I just found out I have to replace my 15-year-old fridge (D'Oh!). But maybe that will give Amazon and Sony time to come up with some more upgrades!
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The link to the press release in the original post is live now, as you all know the upgrade still isn't posted.
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Starting next month, new Readers model PRS-505, will be able to access and accept secure and non-secure ebooks in the EPUB format.
Er what?!
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:42 AM   #57
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Wow... I'm just catching up on this news. I'm still not very happy with Sony, but this would go a long way toward appeasing me.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:42 AM   #58
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Er what?!
They'll probably start distributing the PRS-505 directly with the firmware upgrade next month only. I guess they'll do a different packaging too.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:42 AM   #59
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Starting next month, new Readers model PRS-505, will be able to access and accept secure and non-secure ebooks in the EPUB format.
Er what?!
They're referring to new-bought Readers, igorsk, they basically aren't committing to the ones on the store shelves today having the new firmware yet.

It is a bit confusingly put, though.
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Er what?!
The press release also says:

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Users can download the upgrade for current PRS-505 models, starting on today from the Sony support site...
So I'm pretty sure the "next month" bit means Readers shipping with the new firmware out-of-the-box.
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