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Old 02-28-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Widest formats, customisable, replaceable battery, writing app, primitive

Here is my wishlist... I was wondering if any Gurus had an opinion

Basic architecture:
- Widest possible support of common and non-drm formats (txt, html, epub, pdf, fb2, doc)
- High battery life and a replaceable battery (a relatively common battery model likely to remain in production)
- I like low contrast (so no need for a Pearl display - an E-Ink display will do)
- Highly adjustable fonts, good reflowing. Good PDF handling is desirable

Navigation:
- Keys (preferably remappable) for navigation. A touch screen is of secondary importance (although induction would be convenient)

Organising information:
- Some type of directory structure for organising books.
- Search functionality and some type of exportable indexing/note-taking capability is desirable

Special features:
- A writing application would be nice (and support for a keyboard - especially a USB one)
- Text to speech is also somewhat desirable. A web browser is nice but significantly less important
- I like customisation and open architectures. Preferably support for importing unusual unicode fonts (Cree Syllabics)
- Tolerant of cold temperatures and moisture

I'm leaning towards the Pocketbooks - as they have good button mapping, customisability, very wide format support and a replaceable battery. However, they lack a writing app (or the open architecture to make one).

Are there any better options for me?
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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no, according to your criteria the PocketBook 912 is the one that is the closest fit
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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Thanks - is there any reason why I should get a 912 (other than the greater ease of pdf reading) rather than one of the other models?
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:27 PM   #4
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the 912 has the pen for writing that the 902 doesnt have. I really dont remember at the moment whether they have got writing/scribbling working yet.

if not i suggest the M92. writing works just fine however the buttons are not customizable.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:29 PM   #5
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Thanks, I need keyboard support for this to work - we're talking writing in large volumes - not just stickies.

I'm curious if there are any E-readers with good word processing support out there. I love my Alphasmart Neo for drafting - but it would be nice to have something else to offload to for editing.
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there is no eink reader at the moment that offers word processing support or keyboard compatibility. PocketBook suggest they have it but so far I havent seen it work.
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