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Old 01-04-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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Hey folks,

So I've had my Sony PRS-505 for about half a year now. I have been mostly happy with it, but now I think I'd like a reader with wireless network connectivity to purchase books on-the-fly. I'm torn between the Nook & Kindle 2. Here's what I consider important to me:

-I have a variety of books (all text) in PDF format. I'd like a reader that can handle this format with the least hassle.

-Even though I'm looking for a wireless network, I only plan on buying public domain books (like Sony had in their store). Which store (Amazon vs. Barnes & Noble) hosts more free books (in the classic genre). Also, if I were to buy a bestseller, who has the better price?

-Has anyone tested the page turning / operational speed of the two devices and come up with a snappier product?

I think that's about it, but if you have anything else to comment on either device, or if you have another in mind, please feel free to post your opinion. Thanks for your time, and happy new year!
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:35 PM   #3
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If you like to annotate and highlight, the Kindle 2 is the better of the two at present.
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Kindle 2. From reviews it seems it's better than the Nook pretty much all around. Less clunk user interface, better selection and prices in the Kindle Store, better high lighting and annotation features etc.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:48 PM   #5
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If you like to annotate and highlight, the Kindle 2 is the better of the two at present.
I know that the original poster didn't mention it, but personally, as the owner of both, I find that the Sony PRS-600 is better than the Kindle 2 for this. Perhaps the original poster might wish to consider that as a possibility.
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I know that the original poster didn't mention it, but personally, as the owner of both, I find that the Sony PRS-600 is better than the Kindle 2 for this. Perhaps the original poster might wish to consider that as a possibility.
Or even the PRS-900, which adds wireless (to an extent) to the PRS-600 capabilities, which the OP did mention as a priority.
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