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Old 03-24-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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Looks interesting for the LCD fans, a bit pricey though.
http://www.teleread.org/blog/2008/03...-e-book-gizmo/

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Old 03-24-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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Interesting. It's probably a variant of the M218A that I have. I wonder what formats it can read.
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Another story here -
http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/24/e...nge-your-life/
which links to here -
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/st...4778903&EDATE=
(PR release from Ectaco)



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Old 03-24-2008, 03:00 PM   #4
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$395 for a 5" LCD? What are they smoking? If you're going to do an LCD reader then you have to give us something the other reading devices aren't. Be bigger. Be cheaper. Be color. Anything. Why would anyone buy this when they can get any one of the 6" e-ink readers for that or less. The could get a UMPC if they don't care about e-ink.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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$395 for a 5" LCD? What are they smoking?
heh, my sentiments exactly...
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:39 PM   #6
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I found the Jetbook on Ectaco.co.uk as well as ectaco.com.

http://www.ectaco.co.uk/ECTACO-jetBook/
http://www.ectaco.com/ECTACO-jetBook/

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$395 for a 5" LCD?
Where do you see the $395? The price I see is $349.
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Where do you see the $395? The price I see is $349.
even at that price they're smoking *something*, unless it has some amazing other features...
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I misread. Thanks for pointing it out. Still, that thing should be $150 or less unless it has some amazing software features.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:07 PM   #9
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They just offered it to me for $319.95.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:14 PM   #10
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To quote Tom Hank's character in Big, "I don't get it".

Are we sure it isn't e-ink? I never see where it says LCD.

Their Downloads page is, umm, interesting.

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Old 03-24-2008, 06:25 PM   #11
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To quote Tom Hank's character in Big, "I don't get it".

Are we sure it isn't e-ink? I never see where it says LCD.

Their Downloads page is, umm, interesting.
It is LCD... It says so on the spec page.

Technical Display 5.01” VGA reflective monochrome TFT

However, it is not a back lit one. If you read the review (story) it says that the screen is lit from reflective light so as to cause less eye strain.

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I know that the screen is LCD because I have one. The hardware of the Jetbook is the same as an ebook reader called M218A. Only major difference is that it doesn't have the same firmware.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:42 PM   #13
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Is there a place to purchase the M218A or B for import to the US?
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Yes, but unless you read Chinese I would not recommend it.
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