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Old 03-26-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Sony to announce new reader

Sony's new reader to be a front lit T3
http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...nnounced-soon/


I hope it allow folders
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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It will probably be perfectly lovely, and way too expensive.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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Hope it gives a better alphabetical search system (the 350's is better than the T1/T2) and a Latin/EN dictionary.

It would also be wonderful it they would bring back the audio capability and forge an agreement with Audible.com so audiobooks from there could be played on the T3.

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #4
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It will probably be perfectly lovely, and way too expensive.
That goes without saying - lol! That's Sony's SOP - great design but no sense of what the market is willing to spend.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #5
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Sony's new reader to be a front lit T3
http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...nnounced-soon/


I hope it allow folders
As much as I like my PRS300 and my PRS350, I am not convinced that a dedicated reader device is economically viable for the typical user. I suspect that tablets will be the reading device of choice for most people in the future. I'll not commit to anything like this until I see it live and figure out how much it will cost.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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It would also be wonderful it they would bring back the audio capability and forge an agreement with Audible.com so audiobooks from there could be played on the T3.
Not so sure that would happen, since Amazon owns Audible. I would think they'd keep that ability Kindle only, but who knows? It would be cool.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:58 PM   #7
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Sony doesn't need a deal with Amazon to enable Audible support.
All they need to do is return audio capability to T1-levels and allow installation of android apps (Audible.apk!) without rooting.
Audible works real nice on the rooted T1 which is, to all effects, an eink tablet.
The Amazon android appstore even recognizes it and reports which apps are compatible and not.

Me, I hope that breaking the fall intro cycle means they're going to market it as an eink android tablet. But, if it's going to the FCC next month, the announcement will likely be in June with shipment in july-august, so they're not rushing *that* much.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:42 PM   #8
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Sony's new reader to be a front lit T3
http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...nnounced-soon/


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The guy who wrote that rumor mill article needs to use a spellchecker and learn to write. He clearly states these are RUMORS. OP I'm not sure why you chose to report these rumors as if they were facts when you have no facts to base it on. Until Sony makes an announcement or someone sees the FCC application, this is just a rumor.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:36 PM   #9
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I don't get why anyone would want to listen to an audio book from an ereader, which is HUGE in comparison to tiny 1.5" mp3 players like the Sansa Clip or your phone.

But as already said, these are just rumors until Sony makes an announcement or someone picks up the FCC application. But I also know that Sony always introduces their new line of ereader in the Fall, and I would expect them to catch up to the others with a lighted reader, so I'm hopeful.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:02 AM   #10
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re: whether the avg user thinks it's economically viable. This will depend mainly on the price, I think. If they can get them under $50, they'll be viable.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:41 AM   #11
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I find it interesting and optimistic that Sony will produce another device.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:42 AM   #12
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It will probably be perfectly lovely, and way too expensive.
I didn't like the looks of the latest two readers at all. The price was right, the device not so. (way too plasticy...) I'll stick with my "ancient" 650....
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:45 AM   #13
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I, for one, am looking forward to their offering. Sony does make a nice reader.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:01 AM   #14
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I hope it is true - I love my T1 but my already crappy eyesight isn't getting any better. I'd definitely buy a front-lit version.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:10 AM   #15
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I'm sure that Sony's next eInk reader - IF they produce one - will almost inevitably be front-lit. But to treat this unsubstantiated rumour as a "fact" does seem to be rather a case of skating on thin ice.
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