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Old 08-26-2014, 05:38 AM   #1
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Okay, who still LOVES their Sony?

I have a PRS-505, a torn apart 600 (it needs a part), a t1, and a PRS_950 (my fav). I actually plan on getting another 950 so if something happens to mine I can have a back-up lol! I'm sad and disappointed on the lack of enthusiasm on Son'y part to keep producing quality readers. Sure, they had a few set backs, but had they paid attention to their customer base and responded in kind I believe they'd still be making fantastic ereaders.

So here's me, a proud Sony owner-who feels the same?
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:51 AM   #2
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Not me. I'm using a Sony PRS-T2, because my wife got one for her father, and in the end he wouldn't use it, but it's not nearly as good as the Kobo Touch I had before (though it's lasted longer!)
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I actually plan on getting another 950 so if something happens to mine I can have a back-up

e, I have two 950s and love them.

However, I wouldn't buy another one because the battery's long shelf life at this point would probably mean a short life span left.

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Old 08-26-2014, 11:47 AM   #4
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I've long since moved onto better things. IMO Sony went downhill after the 650. The T models were never as good. Their implementation of Android was poor and caused devices to fail. Terrible customer service too. Good riddance Sony, TBH. Their management suck. My only regret is that nothing is stepping in to replace them. Ah, well. At least open android models are appearing in Eurasia. For now, I'm fine with a rooted Nook.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:17 PM   #5
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Their implementation of Android was poor and caused devices to fail.
Or apps to fail. I use my e-reader for book club discussions all the time, so that I can make notes. Except that about every second book I manage to make some kind of annotation that will cause the reader app to "force close". Then the only solution (fortunately I'm a database geek) is to edit the T2's database to remove the offending annotation.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:09 PM   #6
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I'm still running my 650. I never wanted to "upgrade" to the T Series, and my battery is still running at optimum performance, so I've no need to get another reader. The bells and whistles of on the fly purchasing are usless to me, as I disinfect and relabel and order all my books via Calibre. I don't read in the dark, so front lighting is unnecessary. I'll run my 650 until it dies. (Although I anticipate that the EARL tablet I'm waiting on will eventually replace my 650 as my primary reader.)
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:56 PM   #7
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I love my T3 and am still using it. I still have a T1 but it has a bug - if I do too many notes it can lockup on the dictionary lookup. My T3 works perfectly.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:00 PM   #8
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I believe the combination of touchscreen and hardware buttons is a killer. I would also add the cover automation (for T3). It lacks the backlit display though, but one cannot have them all. It also has the real Adobe reader, not surrogates.

I don't use stores, nor internet, not even other resources Sony provided me (and I paid for).

And I never had issues with it. What I don't like is that T1 (I have a T1 as well) doesn't like diacritics, whereas T3 has no issues with.

I will no go back to a non-touch device (I have one of these, too).

PS: what failures people talk about?
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:27 PM   #9
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I still love my Sony 350s and it's still the reader I judge all others by (nothing comes close). The design of the hardware is beautiful (especially since I managed to get my hands on 2 blue ones!), the software is rock solid (I don't think I've had to do a reset more than 2x in over 4 years, and that was due to a badly formatted epub), and when you add PRS+ to the x50 line of readers it can't be beat.

Except for no front light... if they only continued with that design and added a front light to it instead of the T1, 2, 3s.

But yes, I still love my Sonys.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #10
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:41 PM   #11
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I still love my Sony 350s and it's still the reader I judge all others by (nothing comes close). The design of the hardware is beautiful (especially since I managed to get my hands on 2 blue ones!), the software is rock solid (I don't think I've had to do a reset more than 2x in over 4 years, and that was due to a badly formatted epub), and when you add PRS+ to the x50 line of readers it can't be beat.

Except for no front light... if they only continued with that design and added a front light to it instead of the T1, 2, 3s.

But yes, I still love my Sonys.
Hmm. Blue 350. Yum yum. Weren't they only released in Italy or something? In N.America all they had was silver and pink. Silver and Pink FFS! That says it all for Sony marketing. No wonder they failed. Hard to believe they paid people to make such poor decisions.

The T3 may be good. I've no experience of them. I saw one on offer a while back, but it has no front-light and can't be rooted. Meh. No front-light. Again, hard to believe someone got paid to make that dreadful decision.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:15 PM   #13
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Hmm. Blue 350. Yum yum. Weren't they only released in Italy or something? In N.America all they had was silver and pink. Silver and Pink FFS! That says it all for Sony marketing. No wonder they failed. Hard to believe they paid people to make such poor decisions.

The T3 may be good. I've no experience of them. I saw one on offer a while back, but it has no front-light and can't be rooted. Meh. No front-light. Again, hard to believe someone got paid to make that dreadful decision.
For some ridiculous reason the blue readers were only released in Europe and Japan. None of the sellers will or can ship to the US because of new rules about shipping batteries in devices. So I had a friend from Denmark bid on and get one of them, and someone from London got the other. They are absolutely gorgeous. I have no idea what their marketing people are thinking when they make decisions like that.

I had a dark solid navy blue skin on my boring silver US reader (pink isn't for me) to try and look like the blue readers, but it didn't compare to the real thing in blue. The other nice thing about the blue reader is that the buttons are black instead of the shiny chrome. I would take the cutout from the skin around the keys and carefully place it over the chrome keys, worked perfectly.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:55 PM   #14
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I think the design and quality of Sony readers is not matched by any of the other companies. Too bad they are leaving the market.
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