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Old 05-09-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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Panasonic Words Gear is discontinued

I almost missed the short notice posted at saidoku.com when I went there to download the latest firmware update.
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読書端末ワーズギアの製造が終了いたしました。
今後とも『最強☆読書生活』をよろしくお願いいたします。
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Production of the reading device "Words Gear" is finished.
We hope that you'll continue using "Ultimate Reading Life"*.
* (my take at translation of the full name of saidoku.com ebook shop)

So if you want one, better hurry up while they're still in stock.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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Why would you want one?
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:01 AM   #3
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Because its LCD, backlit and in color. So when they say it is finished does that mean discountinued?
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:48 AM   #4
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Farewell, Words Gear, we hardly knew you.
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:25 AM   #5
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I actually wanted one during my quest for a reader. I bought the PRS500 instead, because I was going to read manga anyway. So the B&W thingie didn't matter.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:23 PM   #6
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Sad, that was a promising little device.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:30 PM   #7
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A device which nobody's ever heard of is being discontinued. Shame .
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:05 PM   #8
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It wasn't as well known as a Cybook but it did gather some interest and would have had gathered more if it had been introduced here.
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:03 PM   #9
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A device which nobody's ever heard of is being discontinued. Shame .
In slightly related news, mjh215's Digital Indexable Codex of Knowledge has also been discontinued due to lack of interest.

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Old 05-14-2008, 06:11 AM   #10
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Why would you want one?
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