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Old 02-19-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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I decided to wait for the next generation Sony ebook reader...

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Because of the glaring issues I decided to wait till the next sony ebook device.Any guess when will Sony launch the next generation device?

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Old 02-19-2010, 10:30 AM   #2
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Guess? Perhaps fall of this year....

What are some "glaring issues" you have?
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I am not sure when it will come out but they will probably call it the Sony "Readable" Reader.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:43 AM   #4
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My son told me when I was shopping around for a reader and fancied a Sony that if I was to wait for the latest generation, I'd never have a reader at all because there's always something new in the pipeline. I'm glad I took his advice, stopped messing about and went for the PRS-505. Couldn't be happier and none of Sony's later developments makes me regret my decision. Neil
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I looked at some of your (the OP) prior post, and see glare is an issue (PRS-600).... the PocketBook 302 will be released in a few weeks. It is touch screen, WIFI...etc. It is my understanding the ones shipping in April or May will have their screen treated with a anti-glare compound that is supposed to help the problem. Perhaps look into this or other non-Sony models... http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Pocketbook_302
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:03 AM   #6
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To be honest, if the glare is your only concern with the PRS-600, I'd say that you should go ahead and get it. It's really nowhere near as bad as you may have read. I've seen some reviews that would make you think it's completely unreadable and that's simply not true. I haven't been in a situation yet where I had any problems with readability (granted, I've only had it for a week, but still...). I honestly could not be happier with the PRS-600.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:41 AM   #7
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Exactly my thoughts when I got mine a couple of years ago... there were lots of others in the pipeline that had more features or sounded possibly better in other ways but I wanted to read so got my 505. Now most of those "in the pipeline" are still in the pipeline, weren't up to their promises or the companies have disappeared... and I've had two great years of eBook reading


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My son told me when I was shopping around for a reader and fancied a Sony that if I was to wait for the latest generation, I'd never have a reader at all because there's always something new in the pipeline. I'm glad I took his advice, stopped messing about and went for the PRS-505. Couldn't be happier and none of Sony's later developments makes me regret my decision. Neil
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:14 PM   #8
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I concur as well. I was worried about everything I'd heard about glare and reflection but having had my 900 for a month now I find I rarely even notice. Yes it is there, but at worst it takes a small correction in the angle you're holding to make it go away, I dont even notice now that I do it.

I think also that if this is your first reader you have no prior conceptions to compare unlike people that have gone from say the 505 to the 600 or 900.

If you keep waiting until the next best thing - you'll find yourself with nothing
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I looked at some of your (the OP) prior post, and see glare is an issue (PRS-600).... the PocketBook 302 will be released in a few weeks. It is touch screen, WIFI...etc. It is my understanding the ones shipping in April or May will have their screen treated with a anti-glare compound that is supposed to help the problem. Perhaps look into this or other non-Sony models... http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Pocketbook_302
WHAT?!! One with wifi in just a few weeks?! Crap- I just got my PRS300 on the 4th.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:42 PM   #10
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To be honest, if the glare is your only concern with the PRS-600, I'd say that you should go ahead and get it. It's really nowhere near as bad as you may have read.
Looking at my 505 and 600 I'd say the 505's display looks much crisper, but therefore it is not as fast as the 600 and it also misses some functions which I badly wanted.
Try to get your hands on a display model in a local store so you can make up your mind. If I look at books printed on pure white paper I would say that eInk is not as great as the book. If I look at library paperbacks with yelloish pages, the eInk is just awesome. I think it comes down to your own preferences.

Edit: by the way, anyone knows what improvements a next gen reader from Sony would bring despite some speed increase which would probably be limited by the display anyways? If it would come out this fall, I'm sure I could buy it here at a store (not via Internet) in about 2 years. By then I've probably outgrown my 600 :-)

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given that this generation is less than a year old, i'd say you might have a year or more before the next generation from sony. they don't develop and release a new generation every year, the underlying technology isn't advancing that fast. what will probably prompt a new release is an advancement in the eink screen technology (or some alternative) and there just isn't anything on the immediate horizon in those areas. if you're looking to enjoy reading books on a digital device this year i'd take a look at your currently available options from all manufacturers, and products that were announced for release this year, and go make a purchase. but the 300/600/900 is most likely all sony is going to be offering for the next year or two.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:20 AM   #12
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I felt the same way, but the bottom line was that I wanted a reader now. I figure in a few years mine will be obsolete and I'll upgrade. For me it was like saying I wanted a laptop, but decided to wait a few years for a better one. There will always be a better on on the horizon.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:08 AM   #13
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Thank you buddies so I think there is no hope on a new sony product

Any alternatives which has a dictionary like prs600?I am not a native speaker and I would like to improve my English reading books and I think a dictionary is a great thing for this

How does the dictionary on prs600 work by the way?

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How does the dictionary on prs600 work by the way?
When you're reading, just double-tap on a word, and the definition will pop up in a box at the bottom of the screen. You can click on the definition to open it up to the full screen (which will show the full dictionary page).
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Double tap a word in the book and dictionary opens at that word... if it's there but it is a pretty reasonable dictionary...


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Thank you buddies so I think there is no hope on a new sony product

Any alternatives which has a dictionary like prs600?I am not a native speaker and I would like to improve my English reading books and I think a dictionary is a great thing for this

How does the dictionary on prs600 work by the way?

Thanks
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