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Old 05-24-2011, 11:13 AM   #1
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:32 AM   #3
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:37 AM   #4
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Don't like the looks and I don't like the fact that it doesn't have any buttons for paging.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:44 AM   #5
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Don't like the looks and I don't like the fact that it doesn't have any buttons for paging.
It does have the physical page-turn buttons on the left hand side I think.
It is nowhere as good as Sony PRS-650 but I think it is a step in the right direction
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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It does have the physical page-turn buttons on the left hand side I think.
It is nowhere as good as Sony PRS-650 but I think it is a step in the right direction
Somewhat backwards. I typically hold the reader with my right (dominant) hand, and work controls on the right side. Was what I liked doing with my N800, and what I still do with my 505. Keeps my left hand free for other things.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:52 PM   #7
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:10 PM   #8
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I look forward to a 650 head-to-head comparison. Bezel looks a bit chunky but a two month battery life?! Quite a bit if that includes use of the IR touchscreen.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:13 PM   #9
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I'm really liking this so far , hardware-wise. I'm all set to be massively disappointed software-wise (hopefully that won't happen).
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:18 PM   #10
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Check some of the other associated threads... looks like 2 months relates to not using it - 30 mins/day is not using it in my normal reading experience...


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Old 05-26-2011, 07:19 AM   #11
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Bezel looks huge and the reader itself seems pretty thick-perhaps it's just the pictures. I think the Kobo looks much nicer myself.
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Does anyone know what the ppi is on this thing? It looks like it has a 6 inch screen, which would likely put it into the dreaded 167 ppi camp, no better than kindle.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:24 PM   #13
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Does anyone know what the ppi is on this thing? It looks like it has a 6 inch screen, which would likely put it into the dreaded 167 ppi camp, no better than kindle.
LOL. "dreaded 167 ppi camp, no better than Kindle"? Nice spin!

Pearl e-ink is the remarkably crisp, highly legible and readable in low and bright lights technology which provides superior reading comfort. It's the best e-ink there is ... and Kindle has it. And Sony x50 models. And now Nook Touch and Kobo Touch. Nothing "dreaded" about that ... it's a significant improvement, in fact.
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