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Old 02-26-2009, 05:35 PM   #16
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Perhaps the thickness was an ergonomic decision?
Yeah I don't really get the obsession with everything being thin. What's the big deal?
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:46 PM   #17
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Perhaps the thickness was an ergonomic decision?
It looks to me like it was - is it just me, or does it look like it's a bit thicker on the right side - kind of like my old RCA reader - the battery was in the bulge on the right side, and it was a point where you could get a very good grip on the device. I wonder if you can turn the display 180 degrees, to make that grip point either on the right or on the left side. I actually like the thickness, after many an unpleasant adventure with Cybook Gen3 I am totally for something more solid. Even so, this design (and color, for that matter) is not particularly appealing. 8 years old RCA 1100 kind of looks better than this....

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Old 02-26-2009, 06:24 PM   #18
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It has a kind of "utility" look to it. Like if it weren't displaying a book, it might be mistaken for a scale.

Not necessarily a bad thing. Very early 70's. If the price is right I might be interested (especially if it had a basic browser (like the kindle) to work with the wi-fi (need a definition form them as to what "wireless Internet functionality" means.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:42 PM   #19
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Looks like a prop from a 1960's scifi show!
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:11 PM   #20
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Weren't some of you guys crying out for a thicker - and, therefore, more comfortable to hold - reader just before?
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I like the design of it. There's 2 things I want in a reader design wise, it either has to be chic and very futuristic, much like the demo video of the Txtr. Or a chunky thing with some personality to it - this one wouldn't look out of place in the movie Rollerball with James Caan.
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The 300mhz processor is faster than the Sony PRS-505 one, which might help in loading large size books/PDF files/pictures,or the indexing of a larger library.
Also the battery is a larger capacity; could be good!
I just hope it has great powersavings like the Sony.
I thought (from the looks of it) that this would be a cheap product (due to it's bulky design), though it actually has something under the hood to show off!
I'm not really sure if a lot of people will be charmed by the design.

You also mention "an entirely original creation of Neolux", but it still uses E-ink display. So it'll still be at least as expensive as the Sony PRS-505 or more!

I guess that the display is about the only expensive thing on the device!

What I really hope is that there will be more sub $200 products arriving to the market! This device could be a sub $80 if it wasn't for the display (and probably the licences for viewing files).

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A faster processor doesn't necessarily lead to a faster experience. The iLiad has a 400 MHz processor and is really slow when it comes to library browsing. Developing a well-suited software is very important at this point, and I hope the developers will do so.

Just thinking: When will first vendors start to ship devices with OpenInkpot pre-installed?
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A faster processor doesn't necessarily lead to a faster experience. The iLiad has a 400 MHz processor and is really slow when it comes to library browsing. Developing a well-suited software is very important at this point, and I hope the developers will do so.

Just thinking: When will first vendors start to ship devices with OpenInkpot pre-installed?
Could also be due to a larger screen resolution.
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