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Old 10-03-2008, 06:17 AM   #1
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Hi from London

Hi all,
Thought I had better introduce myself as I have only recently joined this forum and have been lurking till now! New to ereaders, and am quite excited to be soon getting one. I ordered a prs 505 earlier this week, and am eagerly awaiting its arrival. Shame that it is now seems to be an 'old' model, given the upcoming release of a new reader from sony.
Nevermind, it will still be good to be able to download and read many old favourites, and to hopefully discover new authors too. I shall also enjoy reading and posting in this friendly and helpful forum too!
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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Welcome from another 505 owner in (well, working in) London, it's definitely handy when stuck on the tube, no moving to turn pages, etc!
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #3
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Hi Opalstar--welcome and have fun!
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:31 AM   #4
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Welcome!

There are a lot of members around based in, or near, London; it may be worth keeping an eye out to see if there is another meet-up towards the end of the year.

You certainly won't be alone with the PRS-505; its a very popular reader.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:13 AM   #5
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How do you decide?

Hi LazyScot--

How do you decide which of your readers to use? Just curious....
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:30 PM   #6
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Hi Opalstar and welcome to the Forum. I have a 505 and like it a lot and, although I haven't laid my hands on one yet, don't think the 700 is $100 better than what I've got.
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:24 PM   #7
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Hello Opalstar & welcome to MobileRead. I wouldn't worry about the 505 being an "old" device. I'm not sure that a touch screen is such a good idea on a electronic reader in the first place. I will admit that the highlighting and note-taking functions are ones that I use a *lot* on my Kindle and I miss them when reading on the 505. Although the built-in front light is cool, the cover with a light available for the 505 makes up for that and it has its own battery rather than drawing from the battery in the reading device. I'd really like to have a LightWedge solution for my Kindle.

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Hi LazyScot--

How do you decide which of your readers to use? Just curious....
I'm not LazyScot, but since I also have multiple devices, I'll give you my perspective. When I buy books from Amazon.com, they can only be read on the Kindle. Since the prices for electronic books tend to be lower at Amazon.com -- and since the store at Amazon is so easy to use -- I tend to buy current releases only from Amazon. When buying from Baen/Webscriptions and Fictionwise, I download both the MobiPocket format and the BBeB/lrf format. I usually look at the book on both devices and then will tend to read on the Kindle unless the formatting on the Sony is significantly better. (I prefer the page-turning buttons on the Kindle to the Sony.)

There are a number of books here at MobileRead that are not available in MobiPocket format. Now, I know I could go find the original source, create a MobiPocket version, and then upload it to share, but sometimes a girl just wants to READ!
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When I buy books from Amazon.com, they can only be read on the Kindle.
There's a way around that they usually works.

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Old 10-03-2008, 03:11 PM   #9
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How do you decide which of your readers to use? Just curious....
Surprisingly easy! The PRS-500 has a battery that doesn't hold charge for too long, so it doesn't get used that much. The iLiad is used when I have docs formatted for larger screens (e.g A4 PDFs), or complex pictures, or I may want to scribble on it (or when I want to play with the software) -- assuming I haven't broken the software of course, and when I'm not travelling (the iLiad battery is ageing and needs recharging too often). For "normal" book reading I tend to use the Kindle or Cybook depending on where I've got the book from.
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:03 PM   #10
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Welcome Opalstar!

I defintiely second what Simond said - they are great for commuting!
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:57 PM   #11
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:03 AM   #12
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.
I am still waiting for the postman to deliver my shiny new toy! Hopefully it will arrive next week and then I too can enliven my tedious bus and tube journeys.
The meet up that was mentioned sounds interesting. I shall certainly keep a look out for future information on that, thanks.
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