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Old 03-23-2015, 03:08 PM   #256
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It's hard to say how long it takes to charge, because my device usually shuts itself off while charging. I guess the light on the power button stays on while charging, but it is faint and hard to notice when it goes off. I would say that it takes at least four hours, though, and probably longer than that.
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:55 PM   #257
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In the User Guide, it states that the first full charging takes 8-12 hours. I thought it would be only the first one, but it still takes at least 8 hours and I find that dreadful. 3 days reading 2-3h/d and I can charge again, 8 hours... very uncomfortable...was very excited about it the first days but now am considering returning it and buying ipad mini instead, e-ink display is the only plus against the tablet (certainly not the battery life), and even that is not the contrast of e-ink carta in kindles

rkomar I see you have a lot of devices, can you compare at least in short PB 840 to other e-readers you have had in terms of battery life, battery charging time, e-ink contrast, ease of use?
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:18 PM   #258
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I can't really do a comparison of battery life at this time. I'm doing a fair bit of development work for it, which means I have the WiFi on for periods of time. That really chews through the battery charge. I think the charging time is comparable for my 623.

In terms of contrast, it is worse than my 623 (Touch Lux), and even seems to be less sharp. However, I don't have any trouble reading on it, so I don't let that bother me. Currently, I think it's the only larger device with a light layer. It could be that the light and touch layers affect the contrast and sharpness more as the display gets bigger (the layers may have to be made thicker than for a smaller display). So, I think we have to wait for another 8" device with a front light and multi-touch support before we can make comparisons. I think Onyx is coming out with one, so we'll know then.

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Old 03-24-2015, 08:41 AM   #259
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Since switching mine to v 4.4, I also decided to try using "bold" in order to increase the contrast. It definitely helps with both contrast and sharpness for ebook text.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:54 AM   #260
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Hello to everyone, i just registered to the forum.

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3 days reading 2-3h/d and I can charge again
john__doe, this doesn't seem right. I got mine last Friday, downgraded to version 4.4, fully charged it after seeing your first post and having played with it for a while. Since then, i 've been sideloading books, testing alternative reading applications, setting up the network and dropbox account, exploring the interface and reading pdf, yesterday alone i 've been reading for 3 hours, and the battery level is still at 84%.
Why don't you try version 4.4 too?

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Since switching mine to v 4.4, I also decided to try using "bold" in order to increase the contrast. It definitely helps with both contrast and sharpness for ebook text.
I 've noticed that while reading pdfs, after staying for about 5 minutes in the same page, the screen refreshes automatically and the font gets lighter untill i turn to the next page. The time indication of the bottom bar also disappears.

Is there a way to prevent this from happening? How do i turn on the bold setting?

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Old 04-26-2015, 06:07 AM   #261
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Hello,
Could any one recommend where could I buy this PocketBook InkPad living in Australia please?
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:34 PM   #262
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Just a quick "FYI"...

Have recently been in touch with Pocketbook and they are now saying that the next software upgrade for the 840 will be September 2015. Date has slipped from May.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:32 AM   #263
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:04 PM   #264
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Yesterday I received my new 840 from Alza, Czech Republic. They sent it to me in just 2 days. I got great service and good information/emails/replies from Alza.

Thanks to the info and reviews in this thread, I decided to upgrade to the 840 from my trusty PB302. It is a giant leap forward and I love the 8 inch pearl screen and the frontlight.

I downgraded to the 4.x firmware, as the 5.x was pre-installed and will now join you all to wait for the new firmware in September.

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Old 08-14-2015, 08:01 AM   #265
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Congratulations and thoroughly enjoy yours as I certainly do mine.
My only major ongoing gripe is the far too small size of the power button!
PS: I sideload all of my books and keep them on the sd card I installed and life is wonderful!!!
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:02 AM   #266
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Thanks, I am enjoying the Inkpad very much. ATM I have yet to fill the internal storage to half of its capacity.

I've read many complaints about the power button, but in my case I seem to have no problems with it. Maybe because I've been playing a musical instrument for some years, so I'm used to find small keys to press.

I've only one small gripe: the page turn could be just a bit faster for my convenience. I sometimes find myself turning the page and reading the first line of the former page. But that is ok, I'll probably get used to it. My PB302 was a lot slower after all.

I love this ereader and the original cover as well!
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