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Old 10-06-2008, 12:38 AM   #1
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Port Search Function from PRS 700 to PRS 505 500

Of the limited set of new functions available in the PRS700, I find the Text Search Function the most useful. I imagine it to be vital for many research purposes.

Would it be possible to port this search function from the PRS 700 firmware onto the PRS 505?

On a side note, the annotation tool holds promise for note making, but I'm sure anyone with experience on a touch screen device, knows how slow search and peck typing can be.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:21 AM   #2
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I'm suspicious the answer to that is going to be "no" -- the 700's search and annotation functions seem to rely on a virtual keyboard with touch-screen input. That's not possible on the 505, of course.

In order to implement some proxy using the existing hardware buttons on the 505, it would be necessary to re-write the interface.

I think Sony could probably pull that off (assuming there aren't any other, less visible hardware limitations in the way ), but it seems to me that anybody else would have a rather tough go of it.
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It is already possible to type on 505, in the dictionary: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22320

I know it is something different, but the point is, that you can input short words.
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:04 PM   #4
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I am also very interested in getting this function on the 505.
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Hi, sorry for waking up the dead threads, but this one is really interesting. Has anyone tried to port the prs-700 search function to prs-500/505 (or write a different one), using any of the input methods available for dictionaries?

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Old 01-05-2010, 04:06 AM   #6
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I've added it to PRS+ feature requests list. Whether an effective implementation is possible in PRS 505, is an open question, but I'll give it a try in the future. But don't expect it soon.
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Thank you kartu. If this add-on is possible, it would be really helpful and would add lots of value to the reader. Thanks for your great work on PRS+ as well.
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thank you kartu as well. This add-on would be the most useful application on the reader for sure.
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