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Old 08-31-2011, 09:08 PM   #16
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The potter versions are coming with covers??
Yep, Potter-branded covers but initial rumors suggest the reader itself wouldn't have any branding. Oh well, all those are just rumors thus far.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:29 PM   #17
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Yep, Potter-branded covers but initial rumors suggest the reader itself wouldn't have any branding. Oh well, all those are just rumors thus far.

That reminds me of the "special" edition Eat, Pray, Love Sony Reader. It was just the silver 300 with a coupon and a different cover than sold in the stores. Not a big deal in my opinion. But being a very big Harry fan, it depends on exactly what that cover looks like.

I'm torn. I initially thought, meh, I love my 5", I love the metal case, don't want plastic, not that different from the 350 etc....I just love new toys. LOL I had hoped they'd make a special Harry themed reader but was reminded of the Eat, Pray, Love & the Breast Cancer bundles - same readers bundled with a special case & ebook coupon.

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Old 08-31-2011, 10:15 PM   #18
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I'm torn. I initially thought, meh, I love my 5", I love the metal case, don't want plastic, not that different from the 350 etc....I just love new toys. LOL I had hoped they'd make a special Harry themed reader but was reminded of the Eat, Pray, Love & the Breast Cancer bundles - same readers bundled with a special case & ebook coupon.
That could still be the case. I looked at their Special Edition bundles and they have two with the actual devices skinned:
James Patterson Special Edition
Debbie Macomber Special Edition

Majority, though, just came with nice covers.
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^ Heh. A nice HP-themed skin (in matte) might hide the plastic gloss nicely. A skin sounds plausible. Much cheaper to manufacture, surely?
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:04 PM   #21
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That could still be the case. I looked at their Special Edition bundles and they have two with the actual devices skinned:
James Patterson Special Edition
Debbie Macomber Special Edition

Majority, though, just came with nice covers.
True but those are the 505's which I believe came out in 2006 or 2007. Everything afterwards was just a different cover with the standard reader. You never know though.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:49 AM   #22
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True but those are the 505's which I believe came out in 2006 or 2007. Everything afterwards was just a different cover with the standard reader. You never know though.
It's Harry Potter. Given all the fans who'll shell out money just because it's a Harry Potter collectible despite the fact they'll never actually use the device or read the ebooks, I would hope Sony would be smart enough to capitalize on that and create a really special looking reader.
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It's Harry Potter. Given all the fans who'll shell out money just because it's a Harry Potter collectible despite the fact they'll never actually use the device or read the ebooks, I would hope Sony would be smart enough to capitalize on that and create a really special looking reader.
Yes. That's the only things that will make me buy the reader. Having an orizion i'm quitte happy with right now.
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Everybody is eventually going to get rid of page turn buttons that are in an ergonomic spot to be operated by either thumb, aren't they? Aren't they!?
Another small piece of me has died.
I find I rarely use the buttons - a gentle touch/swipe [always important in all walks of life, don't you think?], of minimal distance, with whatever thumb's in the right place at the time, on the 650 or 350, seems to work for me.

[ 'Course, that could go to prove buttons are unnecessary anyway on a touchscreen - but we are an old-fashioned lot at heart I s'pose...... ]

[Make that decent touchscreen.....]

It's probably pandering to Mankind's basic "belt & braces" attitudes.
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So 165 Euro at Sony converts to 149$. @#$!@#$%^^!#$#!@#$!!!
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I just wish they would keep the 5'' inch form factor too but maybe (hopefully) thats still coming. Especially as this reader is even longer (though thinner) than the 650. My 650 is just a bit big for me.
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So 165 Euro at Sony converts to 149$. @#$!@#$%^^!#$#!@#$!!!
Sony has to compete against the $114/$139 Kindle, $139 Nook, and $129 Kobo. It can't do that charging over $230.
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It is about damn time Sony got serious.
If Sony were serious, they'd integrate their e-book store with the rest of the Sony stores and electronic devices. Granted, I'm not sure many people would want to read books on a TV via their PS3, but why not the PSP (and its upcoming successor, the Vita*)? They should have done that years ago. Even now it's not too late, with a budget model PSP aimed at Europe

* Presumably that will be able to run the Android reader app Sony has, but you never know...
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