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Old 01-11-2013, 12:29 PM   #61
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Location is definitely important when talking about pricing.

The Sony T2 is €165 in the (handful of) shops here that sell e-readers. I got my Kindle Paperwhite (cheapest version, WiFi & ads) delivered for €150, imported via a local shop, which includes all the taxes (VAT + customs).
In the UK, the T2 costs £99, compared with £69 for the basic Kindle, and £109 for the Kindle Paperwhite. Personally I think that Kindle PW is VERY well worth the additional £10 over the Sony.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:29 PM   #62
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I think we are just going around in circles until the OP comes back to clarify things and tell us what he wants other then just open.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #63
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I was also offered iriver Story and didn't know it had higher resolution on the screen and I didn't do any research at all and chosed the Pocketbook 622, mostly based on that I didn't like the keyboard on the iriver.
The iriver is much better supported in Sweden, you can buy cases and there are a several retailers selling them. With Pocketbook there is almost none, so I hade to buy a case from Hong Kong on Ebay.
But I think that higher screen resolution 1024x768 makes a better improvment when it comes to reading. But I like my Pocketbook 622. People are watching me when I use it in public and asks me what it is. Sometimes I tell them that it is a new prototype of the ipad 5 and Apple is now giving up color in advantage for longer batterylife… You should se their looks on their faces. Sometimes they think it is an old handheld computer from the beginning of the 90's.
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Neat. Most things seem to work pretty well. Multi-column layout. Embeded fonts. Right-to-left, including 'reversed' page turning (tried with Arabic and everything looked nice). Even MathML seems to be mostly working. Also allows for zooming/panning of full-screen images which the regular engine doesn't.

Need to find a doc' with proper footnotes (either end-of-page or pop-up), which is the ePub3 feature I'm really looking forward to, to see if that works...

Wonder what regressions there are that keep them from using this new engine for all books.

Edit -- indeed it does support popup footnotes! at least in very basic form.
MathML? This sounds very good! Is the Kobo the only reader EPUB3 compliant?
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MathML? This sounds very good! Is the Kobo the only reader EPUB3 compliant?
As we've already said, the Kindle's KF8 format also supports many ePub3 features, although you do have to convert to "KF8" format first (but if, as I do, you use Calibre, that's a completely transparent process). Although not an eInk device, Apple's "iBooks" reader is also highly ePub3-compliant.
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As we've already said, the Kindle's KF8 format also supports many ePub3 features, although you do have to convert to "KF8" format first (but if, as I do, you use Calibre, that's a completely transparent process). Although not an eInk device, Apple's "iBooks" reader is also highly ePub3-compliant.
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