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Old 09-28-2010, 03:01 AM   #1
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Anyone else waiting for the PRS-750?

In light of the gorgeous and almost perfect PRS-650 that just came out, I'm curious, is anyone else waiting for that perfect reader that has a touch screen, built in front lighting and has crystal clear type? Although I love all of my readers, I use my 700 most because of the built in reading light. As I see it, a PRS-750 would be as perfect as I could hope for.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:51 AM   #2
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In light of the gorgeous and almost perfect PRS-650 that just came out, I'm curious, is anyone else waiting for that perfect reader that has a touch screen, built in front lighting and has crystal clear type? Although I love all of my readers, I use my 700 most because of the built in reading light. As I see it, a PRS-750 would be as perfect as I could hope for.
It is not 750, it is called PRS-950.
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:02 AM   #3
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I'm waiting for the 950. My current plan is to preorder it as soon as it becomes available for preordering. My only disappointment with the information about the 950 so far is that it will not be available in black or dark blue. I had been hoping not to have to buy another silver model.
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It is not 750, it is called PRS-950.
No no , SolRaven knows her way very well around all Sony devices , She means really 750. A 6 Inch device, very similar to the 650, with the built-in light as the 700 used to have.

Sigh...Sol, I'd love them to come back to this idea, but I fear they make much more money selling a reader without light PLUS a cover with light (for a horrendous price.......). So they improve some stuff (such as the lisibility with new Pearl Screen) in order to keep the market share, but since they "trained" us to be without an integrated light since the 600, I don't see "them" (those horrid marketing people ) doing us this favor.

Says me, who can analyse the whole strategy reaaaaaaally well, and still keeps falling for it (currently waiting for ordered 650 and 350 to arrive LOL)

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Old 09-28-2010, 12:26 PM   #5
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I'm waiting for the 950. My current plan is to preorder it as soon as it becomes available for preordering. My only disappointment with the information about the 950 so far is that it will not be available in black or dark blue. I had been hoping not to have to buy another silver model.
I had thought that although the 950 prototype pics are silver, the final units themselves will be black?
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:56 PM   #6
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Sigh...Sol, I'd love them to come back to this idea, but I fear they make much more money selling a reader without light PLUS a cover with light (for a horrendous price.......). So they improve some stuff (such as the lisibility with new Pearl Screen) in order to keep the market share, but since they "trained" us to be without an integrated light since the 600, I don't see "them" (those horrid marketing people ) doing us this favor.

Says me, who can analyse the whole strategy reaaaaaaally well, and still keeps falling for it (currently waiting for ordered 650 and 350 to arrive LOL)
LOL... Ace, I understand falling for the marketing strategy since I've purchased a total of 4 Sony readers in less than 6 mos. last year. I think what finally made me slow down is when I realised that the newest one, the 600 isn't as nice as the other 2 that I was already using. That's what has given me pause in purchasing the 650. Just to get it out of my system, I did visit the SonyStyle store to just touch it. LOL...

As for the book lighting, I would be surprised if Sony didn't come out with a 750 within the year. Their 700 is the only one of it's kind and those of us that read mostly at night and own a 700 love them. I love not having to fumble with a book light when I'm laying in bed. The cover w/light wedge for the 505 is fantastic, but the cover w/light for the 600 is awful. I tried to make it work, but couldn't believe what a poor quality light it was. I returned it for a standard cover and Mighty Bright Travel Flex.

Come on Sony. The 700 was a great idea, but it's time for it's upgrade.
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My 650 lighted case is a bit too bright. I had the LED on low last night and it lit up my room. Nothing beats the 700 for nightlight reading.
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My 650 lighted case is a bit too bright. I had the LED on low last night and it lit up my room. Nothing beats the 700 for nightlight reading.
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I wonder if I can figure out how to change the battery on my 700. It used to last about 8 hours with the lights on; now it only lasts about 2.5.
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In light of the gorgeous and almost perfect PRS-650 that just came out, I'm curious, is anyone else waiting for that perfect reader that has a touch screen, built in front lighting and has crystal clear type? Although I love all of my readers, I use my 700 most because of the built in reading light. As I see it, a PRS-750 would be as perfect as I could hope for.
To be honest, I'm not looking for it. Not yet.
I wasn't 100% satisfied with the PRS-650 touchscreen display.
That said, I'd like a reading light - but I haven't much use for it at present.
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To be honest, I'm not looking for it. Not yet.
I wasn't 100% satisfied with the PRS-650 touchscreen display.
That said, I'd like a reading light - but I haven't much use for it at present.
April, what didn't you like about the 650 display? I only saw it in the SonyStyle store, which is too dimly lit to check out a reader, but great for checking out their TV's and computers.
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April, what didn't you like about the 650 display? I only saw it in the SonyStyle store, which is too dimly lit to check out a reader, but great for checking out their TV's and computers.
Dear Husband (and if not "Dear" today, then when at all ?) is bringing me my new 650 tonight (I ordered it in Germany from sonystyle, they don't sell it in Spain), I really hope I'll like the display...

Come on Sol.... you know you want one......
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Dear Husband (and if not "Dear" today, then when at all ?) is bringing me my new 650 tonight (I ordered it in Germany from sonystyle, they don't sell it in Spain), I really hope I'll like the display...

Come on Sol.... you know you want one......
I do not! I would never drive 2 miles out of my way to park in a huge parking log and walk through a huge mall just to ... touch it.
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April, what didn't you like about the 650 display? I only saw it in the SonyStyle store, which is too dimly lit to check out a reader, but great for checking out their TV's and computers.
It looked great. Don't get me wrong.
It was the touch display that bugged me. It was inexplicably insensitive to touch for several seconds at some times, sharp and responsive at others.
At least my PRS-600 is consistent.
BTW, the best way to compare is to bring along your old liseuse for direct comparison
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