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Old 04-15-2013, 07:13 PM   #136
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I will miss the text to speech. The T3 so far as I have read won't have mp3 capability, so won't be getting it. Just like the T2. I'll stick with my T1. Text to Speech is very important to me. If my T1 gives up on me, I'm going to have to take a hard look at what remains. No tablet for me, but then that doesn't give me much choice any more.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:41 AM   #137
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The problem with the nook is the decision for them to split the memory and give the users not much memory for eBook not downloaded from B&N. I might have considered a nook as a second reader. But with the memory issue, I won't do it.
As far as I know, Kobo does the same thing, and won't allow Kobo-purchased books on the same shelves as side-loaded books. That's a major reason I stick with Sony Readers. I hope the T3 rumors are true. My 650 is still in great shape, but I would enjoy faster page turns.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:36 AM   #138
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As far as I know, Kobo does the same thing, and won't allow Kobo-purchased books on the same shelves as side-loaded books. That's a major reason I stick with Sony Readers.
I'm not quite sure where this idea came from - I've read it elsewhere today also. I have no problem putting Kobo-purchased, Kobo-synced kepubs into the same shelves with sideloaded epubs. Just double-checked now to be 100% sure before saying it here. It's a non-issue.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:34 AM   #139
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As far as I know, Kobo does the same thing, and won't allow Kobo-purchased books on the same shelves as side-loaded books. That's a major reason I stick with Sony Readers. I hope the T3 rumors are true. My 650 is still in great shape, but I would enjoy faster page turns.
Nope. You can have Kobo kepubs and sideloaded books on the same shelves without any problems. You can add books to shelves from the wrench menu on a book you are reading or from the library. Sideloaded books do not sync with the Kobo server.
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Nope. You can have Kobo kepubs and sideloaded books on the same shelves without any problems. You can add books to shelves from the wrench menu on a book you are reading or from the library. Sideloaded books do not sync with the Kobo server.
That's good to know. When the first Kobo Touch came out, you could not do that. I tried it on a demo model in a shop, and it wouldn't work. Then I wrote to Kobo support and they very clearly told me that side-loaded books can not be grouped with Kobo purchases on the same shelves. Obviously they have changed this policy, so thanks for letting me know. I still like Sony, but the Kobo Aura seems mighty nice.
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That's good to know. When the first Kobo Touch came out, you could not do that. I tried it on a demo model in a shop, and it wouldn't work. Then I wrote to Kobo support and they very clearly told me that side-loaded books can not be grouped with Kobo purchases on the same shelves. Obviously they have changed this policy, so thanks for letting me know. I still like Sony, but the Kobo Aura seems mighty nice.
When the first Kobo Touch came out there were no shelves at all, except for the short list. There was no shelf creation capability. Both sideloaded and kepub books could be put on the short list as far as I know. Shelves are relatively new to Kobo devices.

FWIW, many stores never seem to update firmware.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #142
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I wandered into a Sony store today and asked where the eBook readers were and the clerk told me they'd sent them all back to Sony. "Why would you do that? Is Sony getting out of the eInk eBook business?" and the clerk told me he thought they were in favor of their tablets.

OTOH, it may be they are just making room for the T3.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:53 PM   #143
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In past years Sony store employees have proven to be clueless when it comes to what stock they're getting in or why they're sending any back or what they will be selling or not.

People have gotten similar answers in the past as you have when asking in the Sony stores, so I certainly would take what that clerk said with heaping HEAPING grains of salt.
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In past years Sony store employees have proven to be clueless when it comes to what stock they're getting in or why they're sending any back or what they will be selling or not.

People have gotten similar answers in the past as you have when asking in the Sony stores, so I certainly would take what that clerk said with heaping HEAPING grains of salt.
In my experience, Ripplinger is correct. You always hope that clerks will know about the products they do stock, but they can't be expected to know things about future products, since the public isn't supposed to know those things either. Clerks aren't in the best position to keep industrial secrets.

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I wandered into a Sony store today and asked where the eBook readers were and the clerk told me they'd sent them all back to Sony. "Why would you do that? Is Sony getting out of the eInk eBook business?" and the clerk told me he thought they were in favor of their tablets.

OTOH, it may be they are just making room for the T3.
Just saw this not sure how true it is though!!
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The 650s were hard to find several months prior to the T1 being released. What happened with the T1 / T2 transition? Did they drop they withdraw T1s from the Sony stores? Or drop the price?

Experience says no smoke without fire with Sony, but are we really seeing any smoke?
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