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Old 10-17-2006, 08:21 AM   #16
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I have got to admit it does annoy me that engadget are going on about the Sony readers 'Delayed launch' When what actually happened was that the reader was launched and they SOLD EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!
Im suprised the editors can't figure out the difference.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:01 AM   #17
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I've tried participating in Engadget threads a little while back. Most participants are full of themselves, agressive, mean, unforgiving and not at all that well informed. Actually Engadget treats most products as toys. Readers are not. Have you seen how many posts there are about gaming platforms? Nothing culturally serious there!

Engadget is only serious by It's news format. MR is serious throughout, except for a few clowns like me!
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:13 AM   #18
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Everytime I look at their comments, my blood pressure rises. I gotta stop doing that.

Come to think of it, their stories tend to make my blood pressure go up too, unless I know nothing about the subject of the story, then I don't know what they're wrong about.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:03 PM   #19
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Has anyone listened to their podcasts?
Three subjects...phones, PSP and Apple. But coverage of the electronic shows is top NatCh...I mean top notch!
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:56 PM   #20
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Their podcast is dull and focuses far too much on phones and service providers but then the product refresh rates on phones are so high that the vast quantity of gadget news is phone based.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:02 PM   #21
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For phones there's Engadget Mobile, right? I guess there just isn't enough non-phone news to fill a podcast.
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:26 PM   #22
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Maybe they should change their name to PhoneGadget? EnPhone, perhaps?
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:10 PM   #23
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I asked them about this previously and got the following back:

This was on the 26th September, so it may be worth someone asking again now
While I wouldn't buy one myself. Both my parents and my sister are taken with my iLiad. But as they do not require wifi or the touchscreen I thought the Sony would be more suitable...

This is the answer I got out of Sony today (the best part of a week since asking the question).

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Thank you for your recent enquiry.

Each Sony Marketing Company decides in advance which products they will
sell, based on local market trends. However, no detail of the products to
be launched nor their specifications are made available (to Sony customer
services or consumers) before their launch.
For and on behalf of
It is therefore with regret that I am not able to provide any information on
this product at this time, but should we launch this product in the future
details will be posted on our website, www.sony.co.uk.

The launch of the PRS500 is a very exciting development, however it is
currently a US product, where they have a very different market place to the
United Kingdom. Whilst it is a good indicator of the way technology is
progressing, we cannot always guarantee that we will launch the same
products in this country as they do in the US.

Even though you may be able to get the product sent over, it is only
designed for use in the USA and we cannot guarantee the products performance
in the United Kingdom. But please keep an interest as this is a very popular
product and we do receive many requests for when it may be released.

I apologise for the disappointment this response may cause.
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:14 PM   #24
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"we cannot guarantee the products performance in the United Kingdom"
That's hysterical! (and I don't mean the missing apostrophe)
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:40 PM   #25
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Blah! blah! blah!

Well!at least you tried Riocaz!
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:03 AM   #26
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It's good that Sony sees it that way. Would suck if they were disappointed with the launch and decided to discontinue it.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:05 AM   #27
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I'm concerned... I have PRS500 in the UK, and perhaps it'll stop working now...
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:16 AM   #28
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I'm concerned... I have PRS500 in the UK, and perhaps it'll stop working now...
"Once bit twice shy".
One of the biggest reasons to hold out till it comes out here!
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I'm concerned... I have PRS500 in the UK, and perhaps it'll stop working now...

No it'll just be slower due to localised electromagnetic field instability.
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