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Old 08-17-2012, 01:26 AM   #166
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And the costin the UK is £119 which comes to $186 if my currency converter is not letting me down

Considering now to get the t1 as I can get that for £100 (at least yesterday when I last looked)
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:07 AM   #167
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Sorry tomn - you obviously missed the relatively important rider on all products supposedly on offer - "This product is no longer available" ..............

It's certainly a new twist in marketing, even by Sony standards ....

[ * and also interesting - even though there aren't any to actually sell - is the apparent reluctance to denote the actual model in the "hook" initial description of any of them.
Not (superseded/old generation) 501/650/300/350/etc.... but a generic "Reader" description. ]
They were available but must have sold quickly. I looked the day before and there were none listed at all
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:29 AM   #168
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And the costin the UK is £119 which comes to $186 if my currency converter is not letting me down

Considering now to get the t1 as I can get that for £100 (at least yesterday when I last looked)
Typical. If I remember correctly the normal excuse is that vat rates are different in the us. I don't actually know if that is true
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:18 AM   #169
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Typical. If I remember correctly the normal excuse is that vat rates are different in the us. I don't actually know if that is true
Not to the tune of 50%, no.
But yes, States that have sales tax tend to be lower than European VAT rates.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:27 AM   #170
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I find it disappointing, no real improvements comparing to the TRS-1 or the 650; the bezel is still very large, the screen is still 600x800, and no frontlight.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:49 AM   #171
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I will be interesting to see what amazon comes out with. Unfortunately for Sony i think they will be more likely to innovate rather than just reissue last year's model
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:35 AM   #172
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As now are more deatails available I partly have to revert my first impression:

The black frame looks quite good (if it's not just rubberized shiny plastic), but the other 2 colours are glaring like the T1. Not impressed...

Obviously there still exits the old glitch with bold and italic letters when changing fonts. Very unprofessional as skilled users are able to fix it and a company like Sony isn't able to manage it.

On the other hand, reading the handbook, I can hardly see much inovation in the software.

So I see a slightly better frame, perhaps better buttons at the price of audio.

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:28 AM   #173
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just remember...
only the black version has the matte finish.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:09 AM   #174
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Not to the tune of 50%, no.
But yes, States that have sales tax tend to be lower than European VAT rates.
I can think of two big things for the major difference in price:
- We don't list tax on any prices here, so VAT will account for some the difference.
- The US' tariff system is kinda goofy, and I'd be surprised if the tariffs in the UK weren't higher than the US on Chinese-made consumer goods.

There's gotta be a bean counter around somewhere who knows the real answer.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:22 PM   #175
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well 139 dollars = £89 * 1.20(vat) = 106.8

dont know what the rest might be but could be import duty as you say(or just profiteering by sony
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:27 PM   #176
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I got an e-mail from Sony today, that pre-ordering of PRS-T2 was possible now - at a price tag of €140 (I live in Belgium)...

I think my brother's going to have an ereader (chance is high it's going to be that one).... but I'm not going to upgrade (my Gecko cover simply covers the shiny bezels, so no problems there - and the "opened" android is now working stable)
Only persuasive thing is the better battery in the new version (but it's good enough in mine)... Maybe next year for me...
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:47 PM   #177
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:23 PM   #178
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My daughters have the T1, but we never found out to hack the T1 to use a file manager to navigate a folder structure and launch ebooks from there. Can you tell me more?
And how to disabled the scan modus from the sd-card?
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/PRST...ing_and_Tweaks

If you have some Android experience, you could try this one:
http://sonyfmngr.sourceforge.net/prsT1.htm
Then you can add the File Manager of your choice and whatever reading apps you like.

I've been running Boroda's minimal root set without issues since december: It installs Coolreader3, Zeam Launcher, and the Root explorer File Manager.

One of these days I might try one of the newer ones but this one does what I need: run Kindle, Audible, and Coolreader. I rarely use the native Sony reader app.

Your Mileage may vary, as usual.

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Old 08-18-2012, 02:45 AM   #179
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:25 AM   #180
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I agree. I found this German video on YouTube. I was curious about the page turns as the flashing on the t1 bothers me sometimes. To me it actually looks like they have improved it quite a bit. Generally it seems to be a faster machine.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kFjoeVzlAGk
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