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Old 08-08-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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What sort of person is a pocket book best suited for

My premise is that there is no one best ereader for all people, which is the best for you depends on what you want and what you need. What sort of person is a Pocket Book best for?

I would say from the look of the pocket book web site that pocket books are for people that like a lot of choices in their reader models. There are quite a lot of different models and there are some eink and some LCD. I also do not see a book store run by pocketbooks, a pocket book would be good for someone that wants to be able to shop around for their books.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:56 PM   #2
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I'm a software developer and as such I appreciate how 'open' has my pocketbook been made. It supports most open formats. It does not restrict the user from seeing the os 'internals' and install any kind of software to it. They have even released the dev kits for some of their devices. As a result many developers are creating/porting aplications and releasing them in the community (cool reader, terminal emulator...). I was able to created my custom keyboard layout just by creating a text file on the device. In comparison with other vendors the devices of which have to be rooted, jail broken or paid a fee for, before one could write in his mother tongue or do anything with the device at all, the guys from pb seem to have a different vision. They're creating a community by allowing the clients to get the most of their devices, without limiting them with proprietary book/dictionary formats or markets. This comes at some cost and is maybe not for everyone, but in my eyes is much better:-)
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@Dimitko: I mostly agree with you, but PocketBook have not released an updated version of their SDK in many years. Since then, devices are going multitouch, and some of the configuration menu structures have changed. It makes it difficult to develop for the newest devices.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:05 PM   #4
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I originally bought my PocketBook Pro 902 to read scientific journal articles in PDF.

Once I started using it for that I also started buying eBooks. It will interpret so many formats that I thing it is the best thing since bottled beer.

When the Ink Pad comes out, I think I will order one, since it has a much lighter screen than my 902. Nonetheless, I use the 902 every day and it performs well.
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