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Old 07-07-2008, 01:29 PM   #181
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I was hoping to see it because, If they start to support epub and Adobe DE with the 505 I am not risking a purchase only to have the 510 come out a month later.

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Old 07-07-2008, 02:31 PM   #182
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I would really like to see Adobe DE support for the 505. My local library has a pretty good selection of Adobe DE books available that I would love to be able to read on my 505. I'm not holding my breath though. We've been hearing about Adobe DE and ePub support for quite awhile now--but nothing has materialized.

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Old 07-12-2008, 05:00 AM   #183
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What are people looking for? hoping for?

I have a 505 and it works fine! no bugs or problems at all, If there is a new firmware I wont risk installing it.
I'm hoping for pdf's without a gray background. I'm hoping for Digital Editions support. And I'm hoping for a nicer interface.

But mostly I'm looking for a sign from Sony that it's dedicated to this product line. Fine-tuning firmware would be a sign that Sony is investing time and resources and trying making the best readers it can.
I'm sure that I will eventually buy a new ebook reader with a screen that's larger and can display color. If I a choose a Sony-model at that time, depends partly on the impression that firm makes on me now, by how it keeps its promise to improve my 505.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:05 PM   #184
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Please forgive my ignorance, but would this firmware update be available as a download? Thanks. Doug.
it seems the easiest way to deliver it!
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:26 AM   #185
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Well ... so far I am happy with my Sony reader besides few small problems - PDF sizes and no "delete" option on the reader.
If bigger size reader will arrive I sure want it but it have to have time of work similar to 505 and not laptop
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:25 AM   #186
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Silly us! We just missed the six-month anniversary of this "SOON" thread. I guess no party.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:31 AM   #187
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When next generation Sony Reader comes out (if ever), I propose to start a new topic New firmware for the Sony Reader XXX: SOON! at the same day. Why not? We can even start a contest: Whose idea is going to be implemented in New firmware for the Sony Reader XXX: SOON!
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:36 AM   #188
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When next generation Sony Reader comes out (if ever), I propose to start a new topic New firmware for the Sony Reader XXX: SOON! at the same day. Why not? We can even start a contest: Whose idea is going to be implemented in New firmware for the Sony Reader XXX: SOON!
Maybe we can onslaught them with emails now so We wont have to wait so long.

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Old 07-24-2008, 01:10 AM   #189
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:04 AM   #190
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Thanks Nate This just cured my indecisiveness As much as I like the Kindle, with this recent development with the Sony I think my mind is made up. Because all the features that make the Kindle a better choice in my mind are one that I cant use.

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Old 07-24-2008, 02:20 AM   #191
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Ah, the agony of bragware. Yeah, the coolness of a feature is rather moot if it can't be used for anything worthwhile.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:19 AM   #192
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Ah, the agony of bragware. Yeah, the coolness of a feature is rather moot if it can't be used for anything worthwhile.
I totally agree you would not believe how tough a decision this has been for me. But I also see a couple of things going on here. With this announcement and also the UK release of the 505 I think now would be the perfect time to buy without fear of a new model just around the corner. Now who knows what the next year will bring but I think one would be safe for the next six months or so!

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OK - for all you earlier adopters: Questions Questions Questions

1. What exactly is covered by "General fixes to improve stability and performance"? I'm more interested to see if anything worthwhile is fixed, than I am about epub.

2. Will the firmware download work from my W2K machine? Or only XP or above?

3. Will the eLibrary software work on my W2K machine? Or will I have to hack around and "manually" install it? Or more frightening, maybe this "work around" won't work with the new software?
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This is typical corporate BS not upgrading the software on the 500. Its the plan to phase out the older models. There are very few companies that take the effort to update older models and Sony is not one of them.

According to what I read, both 500 & 505 have the same amount of memory.
Completely untrue. What have you been reading? (505-256 MB; 500-64 MB) That's the reason why upgrading the 500 is not feasible. It's not some "corporate conspiracy"!
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Well!!??
We are sitting here with "worms on our tongues".
Anybody tried this yet? Assessment??
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