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Old 07-20-2010, 04:57 AM   #1
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What about samsung e60

I don't see this model in the e-reader matrix and i would like to know your opinion.

Here is a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSAGS...layer_embedded

Here are some information about it:

http://www.hardwaresphere.com/2010/0...-ebook-reader/

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Old 07-22-2010, 11:43 AM   #2
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It looks cool but if the price is still $299 US then it won't work out. For it to compete in the market, the price needs to be $100 - $150 US.
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It looks cool but if the price is still $299 US then it won't work out. For it to compete in the market, the price needs to be $100 - $150 US.
Really?

I can't find the technical specifications for it, but i think that is quite similar to the onyx boox that in europe you can't buy for less than 300 € (+ shipping cost ...).

I'm asking about the samsung because some friends of mine would like to buy an e-book reader and this one seems to be the only product that is worth its money (329 €).
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:42 AM   #4
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I don't know anything about European prices for electronic reading devices. However, I can tell you that in the US (where I live), the price of $299 US would be very high for this reader, especially now when most vendors have lowered their prices.
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I'm very interested in the Samsung, because they make nice hardware and the handwriting functionality looks very slick. Unfortunately, despite promises of a July debut in the UK, I can't find it for sale (or even pre-order) anywhere

The latest news is that they have pulled it from the US market because they can't compete on price with the Kindle, Nook, etc.
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I think that Samsung must find a way to lower the price of this device if they want to stay competitive. If they can't find a way to sell it for under $200 US, then very few people would even consider buying it.
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I emailed Samsung to ask if they had any news on a release date, and this is the reply:

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Thank you for contacting Samsung Electronics UK.

We do not have any information regarding the release of this unit. Please check our website for any future updates.
So, don't hold your breath...
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They have them in stores in Italy. I held one in my hands last week in a store. The screen is nice - better contrast and less glare than the SONY PRS900 I am currently using. The device feel light yet robust - and, at least for my subjective taste, very pretty.


But one thing just turned me off - the way the screen 'flashes' when you turn pages. It 's like we have gone back to the first first ereaders on the market - VERY noticeable and clearly slower than the other current gen readers. I never thought it could bother me THAT much, but you have to try it - it really is a dealbreaker, at least for me.
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Interesting - I went back and looked at some reviews on YouTube and you're right, the flash is noticeably slower. A pity, as Samsung usually make good hardware, in my experience. My Samsung UMPC was really nice, apart from the fact that the hardware wasn't terribly well supported under Ubuntu.

At least now I don't feel so bad that we're apparently not getting them in the UK. I'm waiting in nervous anticipation for my Sony PRS-600...
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I have been waiting for the 10" Samsung, that's why I have been keeping an eye out for them. But I am not sure what happened... at some point, the 6" and 10" Samsung readers were announced as a 'contemporaneous release', but now there seems to be no trace of the 10" one...

Either way, if the screen is the same, I won't be getting it...
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I have a samsung sne60 - and while the screen flashes, my concern is that I am having difficulty uploading books on it! I have checked the korean website for updates...i wonder if anyone out there has had success putting more than just Guttenberg files on.
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Welcome to mobileread .....

Does the manual give any clues as to reading formats allowed ?
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:49 AM   #13
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Thanx for the welcome!!

There is an online manual which says that epub and pdf are supported; my problem is that when I buy a book that is saved in digital editions, I don't have an option to then put them onto the reader. Elsewhere on MobileRead I have seen people use Calibre to reformat files, but that hasn't been successful for me.

In June I sent a message to Barnes and Noble, who have been mentioned as supporting the samsung model - they replied with a standard we'd love to but we're not going to yet - now that samsung aren't releasing readers in the US, I wonder what English bookstore will come to the rescue?!!!
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You buy your book through ADE ?

Can you not purchase without involving ADE ?

[forgive the ignorance, but I'm trying to imagine something I have little experience with - ADE and the e60]
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you should contact the ade support people and samsung to make sure it is recognized by digital editions.

when you plug your reader in with usb to the computer and start digital editions it should try to register the reader.
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