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Old 08-31-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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PRS-T1 Article on CNET

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...hts/?tag=mncol

Here are the key specs of the Reader Wi-Fi:


The Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 comes in three colors with optional accessories available at launch.
(Credit: Sony)
Price: $149
6-inch Clear Enhanced touch screen (16-level grayscale E Ink Pearl V220 screen)
Neonode infrared touch-screen technology (same as Nook Touch)
1GHz Intel processor
Weighs 5.93 ounces
6.8 x 4.3 x 0.35 inches (HWD)
MicroSD expansion slot for adding additional memory
Built-in Wi-Fi (no 3G)
2 GB built-in memory (stores around 1,200 e-books)
Text and handwritten note-taking capabilities
Up to 5 weeks of reading on a single battery charge
12 embedded multilingual dictionaries (2 English language and 10 translation dictionaries)
Six adjustable font sizes to customize
USB 2.0 data and power connection (micro USB)
Supports PDF, Microsoft Word, and other text file formats, as well as EPUB/ACS4 and connection with Adobe Digital Editions
Supports public library lending in U.S. and Canada
Reads JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP image files
Reader Library software for PC andMac
•Plays back MP3 and AAC audio files (headphone jack on board)
•Available in black, red, and white
•Limited edition PRS-T1HBC (also $149) includes a voucher to download free "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" e-book from Pottermore Web site
•Shipping in October

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Old 08-31-2011, 12:10 PM   #2
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The Reader store is expanded into Europe starting in October
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Limited edition PRS-T1HBC (also $149) includes a voucher to download free "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" e-book from Pottermore Web site
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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The Reader store is expanded into Europe starting in October
Any news of it expanding to Australia too ?
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:19 PM   #5
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Priced at $149: my crystal ball, as exercised in the original T1 thread, is obviously working well:

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€165 with VAT is €138.61 without VAT, which is $201 at today's exchange rate. But I agree that it's unlikely to be this much - European prices are generally significantly above US prices. I suspect it's more likely to be in the $150 range.
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No Melmac, it may be but since this is IFA the talk is all Euro Centric
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T1 article at Engadget http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/31/s...inch-e-reader/
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The built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi connectivity also lets users wirelessly borrow eBooks from public libraries -- a first for e-readers, apparently -- in the UK, US, and Canada.
This is a big plus. I'm betting Amazon does the same thing with their library book implementation.
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That is nice, yes.
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1GHz Intel processor ? It seems to be impressive but how does it compare to other readers ?
I have the PRS 650 but I don't know how fast my processor is. Does anyone know ?

Also 5 weeks of reading between charges ? mine can take up to 3 weeks. Is that just advertizing or do they really mean 5 weeks as in an improved consumption/battery ratio ?
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I have the PRS 650 but I don't know how fast my processor is. Does anyone know ?
It's a Freescale i.MX31 (ARM1136JF-S core), running at a maximum speed of 532MHz (the CPU speed slows down, to save power, when it's idle).
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Heres pcworlds write on it today. Looks like the interface has been cleaned up. I dont know I may have to re-consider getting this. Looks like the bottom isnt as curved as I thought.

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So the new reader is twice faster (which inherently uses up more battery power) and still the battery not only lasts the same but in fact can last almost twice more ? That sounds too good to be true. But if true, it's rather great news. Color would have made it perfect !

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Also 5 weeks of reading between charges ? mine can take up to 3 weeks. Is that just advertizing or do they really mean 5 weeks as in an improved consumption/battery ratio ?
They will have defined a 'standard' number of pages read per day, time switched on, and so on, and used that to calculate their expected battery life. If you read more than their standard, your battery will last less time. It doesn't really mean anything.
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Yes but on their same standard estimate, my PRS 650 is supposed to last 2 weeks, (mine lasts 3 weeks, guess I don't use it that much). so if by the same standard they go from 2 weeks to 5, this should be amazing regardless of actual use.

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