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Old 11-25-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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Greetings from Singapore

Hi everyone,
I'm a previously long-time Microsoft Reader user (old Ipaq), who upgraded to a Sharp Zaurus and while the screen and hardware are better I actually found the newer device to be worse for reading English text. -- It is great for Japanese.

I am planning to move back to Japan early next year and in preparation for a long commute am looking at the Sony Portable readers to ensure I get a device that is firstly a good reader and not a good PDA/ok reader.

Not yet decided but most likely going to order a PRS-505 from B&H.

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Old 11-26-2007, 12:32 PM   #2
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Although I don't own a 505, I have had my hands on one and like it a lot. Hoping my wife gives me a MicroCenter gift certificate for Christmas. If she does, I'll have my own 505 the next day.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:26 AM   #3
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That's great to hear - hands on experience is always best.

When I saw the CNET video online, the ghosting during a page turn was a bit horrific, but I just told myself to ignore it. A video recording of a regular TV always shows screen refreshes that we don't notice in real life and I suspect the ghosting is similar.

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