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Old 03-23-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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Considering buying a T1 or T2 (or a Nook)

Hi everyone,
I'm in the process of looking for a new reader and it seems to come down a choice between the Nook, the T1 (refurbished, directly from Sony) or the T2. I need it mainly for studying. I have to read quite a few pdfs & would prefer to have them on an e ink device (unfortunately my Kindle's knackered). These will mainly be text books or academic journals, not many diagrams (if any).

I was wondering what the T1 & T2 are like out of the box for reading pdfs? Would it make sense to root the device, what would the benefits be? I don't mind rooting, as long as it's pretty simple to do & stable afterwards. Also, knowing that Sony has tried to stop customized firmware being used on PS3s, what are the dangers of them trying this with readers? Finally, I was wondering if anyone knew what the advantages would be over getting a Nook?

Thanks.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:04 AM   #2
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The sonys have fairly good pdf handling out-of-the-box. If you're used to reading pdf on a kindle, the sonys are better.

You might consider rooting and using a 3rd party app. Be aware the Nook lighted screen is fragile.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=208812
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:23 AM   #3
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About pdfs, I think sony is the best out-of-box option, that's the main reason I stick to them. The text reflow works really well. Having used also android tablets/phones for quiet some time, I can't remember any app that would do a better job than Sony's default reader app.

About rooting, I've rooted my T2 about 2 months ago, still very stable and solid battery life. Just a bit troublesome to install some apps since the minimal root package does not include android play store.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:45 AM   #4
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there is probably a t3 comming out soon
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