|03-11-2009, 02:09 PM||#31|
.a ribbon around a bomb.
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: sigh... ny
"What is that?"
"I think it's an old school pda"
" you think? Its really ugly she should get a blackberry."
At that point I looked up because I wanted to see the face of the individual that would dare call my baby ugly, and gave her this killer look... anyway..
I was going to keep the sony software for the free books, but then all of those books are free anyway and can be found on this site
Have you seen other people with an ebook? I live in NYC with tons of people and i have only seen two Kindle Gen 1. I half want to bother them and take a look but they are reading half the time and its rude =T
|03-14-2009, 02:55 AM||#32|
must love dogs
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: Sony PRS-700, iPhone 32GB 3GS, iPad 64GB WiFi
A month or so ago I was on an international flight and saw an American (I think) with a Kindle sitting a few spaces away from me. I tried to see and smiled at the guy while glancing at the Kindle, (and pointing it out to my DH) but he turned his back slightly without returning the smile, and made it CLEAR that he would not be showing me his Kindle!
I tried to download a free trial book from Diesel, but could not load it on to my reader without the software. I wanted to keep the free books too, but on advice from a member here, I deleted the software again, and formatted my Sony first day...
I would like to be able to BUY book sometime though. I currently have 1620 books , but who knows when I may want another one!
|03-14-2009, 11:38 AM||#33|
Join Date: Mar 2009
After using it for a while, I started to realize that it do have several improvements:
- user interface: it is a matter of personal taste and getting used to, but for me the user interface of the PRS-700 is better, more logical and faster, specially do to the touch screen availability.
- faster for most operations, like turning pages and changing screen orientation.
- the screen is really much, much worst when you have a good external light. But in low light conditions the built in light of the PRS-700 makes it possible to read a book when it would be impossible with other readers (and I mean impossible, not harder).
- new features: search books by title or author, search text inside books, add highlights and notes. I have a lot off books, fiction and technical, and the search feature alone is enough for me to justify the upgrade.
Of course we all would like to see a reader with the improvements of the PRS-700 and without the step back in contrast and glare we had from the PRS-505, but until someone releases such a reader I will stick with the PRS-700.
|03-20-2009, 03:00 AM||#34|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Beijing, China
Device: Foxit Eslick, Mobireader on Nokia 6220c
Just search online for some pictures or videos that have the comparison of the screens of the two devices. You'll see prs 700 is a big step dowm from 505. The contrast of the screen is really low.
|03-20-2009, 07:35 PM||#35|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Device: iPhone 3GS; Kindle 4 (Black); Nook HD+
Here is what it comes down to: Which features are most important to you. For me the crispness of the screen is more important, so I plan on getting a 505. Other people will find different features more important, and they will be better off with a 700 or even a Kindle, Cybook, or other competitor.
Once you know which features matter most to you, you can pick the right device. The 700 screen is better than any device that isn't E-Ink.
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