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Old 05-02-2014, 06:15 AM   #1
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...is still going well after 7 years. Battery doesn't last as long as it used to, but the unit still gives me what I need...

(I do have the spare battery that came with the original order - but I suspect that's well dead by now.....)

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In comparison to your's still a kid (5 years old) and so it has to go strong!! Still find that the firmware is one of the bests ever.
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7 years is impressive...was it a proto type? Just wondering as was not released until after October 2007. I was an early adopter and got mine in feb 2008...and still use it everyday.

Have changed battery twice and the page turn button has turned white/silver instead of black, but otherwise...perfect.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:47 AM   #4
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The Gen3 with the original Mobipocket firmware was a pretty decent reader. Unfortunately, they then released ePub firmware which was a disaster. Buggy as hell, and lacking basic features, such as search and even bookmarks. That's when I abandoned the Gen3.
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I meant the Mobipocket firmware (as there was no "compulsion" to install the epub firmware and I never felt the need to do it, apart from curiosity).
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I meant the Mobipocket firmware (as there was no "compulsion" to install the epub firmware and I never felt the need to do it, apart from curiosity).
Oh yes, I agree. At the time, though, I wanted an ePub reader, so after the Cybook Gen3 and Opus I switched to a Pocketbook reader which I was very happy with.
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Of course, there came epub and Pearl and touch screens ... always easy to find a good reason to try something new.
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...is still going well after 7 years. Battery doesn't last as long as it used to, but the unit still gives me what I need...

(I do have the spare battery that came with the original order - but I suspect that's well dead by now.....)

How's yours?
Mine died of a broken screen long ago.
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Mine died of a broken screen long ago.
I honestly don't recall what happened to mine. I've never broken an eInk device, and I know I no longer have my Gen3, so it probably ended up on eBay at some point. I still have my Cybook Opus.
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Old 09-13-2014, 01:09 PM   #10
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Hi,

just to say I have mine since march 2009 and it still works fine. I kept the mobi firmware and it is very stable since last update (a long time ago).
I offered a Kobo Glo to someone and I found out that the G3 screen is still good enough, just the resolution is low but the contrast is quite good.
The Kobo has a a screen border that makes a shadow on the screen, not the G3
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