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Old 04-14-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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Sony PRS505 in Canada

Just noticed that the Sony is available on www.sonystyle.ca
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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Just noticed that the Sony is available on www.sonystyle.ca
Yep... wonder why it says "pre-order"?

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Old 04-14-2008, 06:24 PM   #3
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The product page says they expect it on May 6th (they've got a cheesy video too, nothing new in it, though). That's good news, the first official non-U.S. sales outlet. Good find, Barcy! Thanks!
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:44 PM   #4
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Well the video claims that you can read "War and Peace" five times on a single charge. I didn't know that. ;-)
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:53 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's one of their Marketing statistics, it's based on the 7,500 page turns thing.

I put a notice for this on the front-page, BTW.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:05 PM   #6
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Just ordered one (I had just come here looking for advice on getting one shipped to Canada - I was surprised by my lucky timing). Let's hope it ships on time.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:42 PM   #7
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:29 PM   #8
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Whatever happened to the site in the UK that was going to start taking orders right about now?
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:04 PM   #9
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S'about time!!?!!

Happy to see that. Good find Barcey. I was getting tired of fending off would be possessors.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:25 AM   #10
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Whatever happened to the site in the UK that was going to start taking orders right about now?
That site just says "coming soon". The original post said April 4th and there was speculation that it might be announced at the London Book Fair which I believe is now. (April 14-16).
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:27 AM   #11
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The PRS505 is priced at $299.00 (+ free delivery) on sony.ca.

Based on Sony's pricing in the US, can we expect that to drop any time soon? i.e. is it better to wait for a general release to retailers that might shave a significant chunk off the price?
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:08 AM   #12
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about time

Sony Readers, Kindles, iPhones, Palm Centro's... been starting to feel second-class with all the fun toys not coming to Canada. About time.

Of course the other thing keeping me from a Sony Reader is that the Connect software is still Windows-only, correct?

I'm sure I would like to go down to a store and see what eInk is like first-hand (last time I tried to see one in the U.S. it was just before the 505 came out and the 500s had all be discounted and sold out).

Still, not entirely sure if I'd be ready to buy one.
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Of course the other thing keeping me from a Sony Reader is that the Connect software is still Windows-only, correct?
Officially,yes.
However a gentleman by the name of Kovid has developed a program that works well in Linux and MacOS-LIBPRS500
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15102

In fact there are numerous programs that let you do all sorts of 'unofficial' things with the 505
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Yeah!!

You may have also noticed that on April 10, 2008, the Sony eBook Store has updated both, its TOS and Privacy Policy.

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7.2. Territory. The Service is only available for use by users with a credit card with a United States or Canadian billing address (collectively, and as applicable, the "Territory"). You understand that if you are a Canadian resident, that you will only have access to Content available for distribution in Canada and that if you are a United States resident, that you will only have access to Content available for distribution in the United States.[...]
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8.2. Credit Card Transactions. [...] You agree that you will not provide to us any credit card information for any credit card that is not issued in your name or by banks outside the United States or Canada.
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16. Canadian Customers. With respect to the Services offered and provided to residents in Canada, the practices and policies below are intended to comply with the Canadian Federal Government’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic documents Act of 2000, as well as the privacy standards implemented by the Canadian Standards Association in its 1996 Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, CAN/CSA-Q830-96. If you are a resident of Canada, the policies and practices set forth below supplement our general Privacy Policy and apply to our handling and treatment of your Personal Information. [...]
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