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Old 08-20-2012, 06:31 PM   #61
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Well, let's not forget Sony *dropped* audio capabilities in going from the T1 to the T2 so the software upgrades came attached to a hardware downgrade.

The odds of Amazon dropping audio from the Kindle Touch aren't too high, considering Amazon actually sells audio ebooks in the Kindle store. (To the tune of a few hundred million bucks a year.)

Plus, they already have a rock-bottom priced audio-less model (at US$79-109). And it has really good paging buttons.

If the T2 street price really runs $99 they'll be a good match for the other epub readers in that price range--last year's Nook STR and Kobo touch--but not the Kindles. Which, BTW, already offer support for Amazon's KF8 (their answer to epub3).

T1 was a good match with last year's Kindle Touch but the T2 isn't playing in that arena anymore.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #62
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The odds of Amazon dropping audio from the Kindle Touch aren't too high, considering Amazon actually sells audio ebooks in the Kindle store. (To the tune of a few hundred million bucks a year.)
Amazon owns Audible, so it's in their interest to get it on as many platforms as possible.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #63
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And that concludes our sponsored Kindle advertisement break..........now, back to our regular programming.
Note I happily own a T1.
A frontlit T1 I would've bought.
The T2? I'd sooner take my chances with a hacked Nook Glowlight.

It is hardly promoting Kindles to point out that the T2 best matches with last year's epub readers. If Sony chooses to ignore what the competition is bringing to the table, well... It's their business.
But I'm not going to stick my head in the sand or help them delude themselves.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #64
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Note I happily own a T1.
A frontlit T1 I would've bought.
The T2? I'd sooner take my chances with a hacked Nook Glowlight.

It is hardly promoting Kindles to point out that the T2 best matches with last year's epub readers. If Sony chooses to ignore what the competition is bringing to the table, well... It's their business.
But I'm not going to stick my head in the sand or help them delude themselves.
So let's have a response along the lines of, 'the T2 doesn't do exactly what I want, therefore it's not for me' rather than the dogmatic nonsense you posted. Personally, I couldn't give a flying one about listening to audio on my reader, nor a front light. I presume you have a T2 as well to be able to make such statements so confidently?
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:11 PM   #65
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Amazon owns Audible, so it's in their interest to get it on as many platforms as possible.
Right.
Which was my point, that they are not going to follow the Sony strategy of trying to sell "less features at a lower price = upgrade".
(shrug)
If I'm quick I can probably find a backup T1 at Overstock before they're all gone.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #66
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I'll admit I was hoping for a Sony front-lit and with higher resolution. I'm also left wondering why the Black model is the only one with a matte finish? And those buttons will probably leave a nice arrow-shaped impression in your fingertip if you try to use them for any length of time. Shades of the lousy slit Clié buttons...

Ah well, I'll just keep my T1 with a matte decal skin until the battery dies. Sadly, the way it's been draining so rapidly lately, I suspect that won't be long. I used to count on Sony for quality, but I've only used the T1 for about 4 months. If it wasn't so perfect for library books and shopping on Kobo, I'd switch to something else.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #67
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I'll admit I was hoping for a Sony front-lit and with higher resolution. I'm also left wondering why the Black model is the only one with a matte finish? And those buttons will probably leave a nice arrow-shaped impression in your fingertip if you try to use them for any length of time. Shades of the lousy slit Clié buttons...

Ah well, I'll just keep my T1 with a matte decal skin until the battery dies. Sadly, the way it's been draining so rapidly lately, I suspect that won't be long. I used to count on Sony for quality, but I've only used the T1 for about 4 months. If it wasn't so perfect for library books and shopping on Kobo, I'd switch to something else.

Hm - I bought my T1 when they first came out, and the battery life on it is still great. Perhaps you should call Sony and see if they'll fix or replace it.
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You don't want to buy anything from Amazon.

You want to go ePub.

You want to buy everything Sony including a PRS-T2.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:54 PM   #70
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My brother has a K4 nontouch and I have the T1 [among others]. I actually liked the K4 better...
What drugs are you taking? You really need to stop as they are changing reality for you in a very bad way.
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The buttons are kinda ugly. Right now I'm feeling good about my 650 and T1 backups sitting in my drawer
According to someone else (I forget who) on MR said that the buttons are better then they look in the photos as they don't come out all that well in a photo.
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When, exactly, were you appointed a moderator of this site?

I believe the answer is 'never', so if you would be good enough to stop telling me what I should and shouldn't do, it would be appreciated.
You shouldn't be quoting spam and instead, reporting the spam to the moderators so they can deal with it.
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I agree that a light would have been an improvement. I wouldn't upgrade for it, but it would be nice. I'd kinda want it if it had a light. I have an external light and I use it a lot. A light is a necessity for reading in poor light for me.

Also, I think not having a light when the competition does is going to hurt Sony sales. Duh, Sony! Mind you, at least we still get buttons and touch!

The other thing is the resizable an reflowable text in the browser. Again, a big deal, but not enough for me to upgrade.
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You don't want to buy anything from Amazon.

You want to go ePub.
now that i have tried it -- whispersync r o c k s! Prime is pretty good too.

I am a convert. Amazon is a favorite company of mine now.
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