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Old 03-25-2009, 06:35 AM   #1
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Samsung touchscreen Papyrus e-book reader launches this summer

Not a lot of details here, but some info available on:

http://i.gizmodo.com/5182750/samsung...-e+book-reader

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http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/24/s...aunch-this-su/

"The A5 paper-size Papyrus features a stylus and 512MB of memory, and comes in a range of colors, including white, black, and a retro sea-foamy green. The e-book reader also includes handy applications: a memo pad, scheduler, calendar, world clock, calculator, and contact list."

The interesting part seems to be the price: 300 USD!

Let the good times come

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Old 03-25-2009, 06:48 AM   #2
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along with 512MB of internal memory (with no memory card option)
no memory card?

Samsung, you have to include a SD card option otherwise I wont consider buyin it!
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:58 AM   #3
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While I thought so myself earlier, all my experiences have shown me that a sd card is not - for myself, that is- really neccessary. I do not tend to reread a book that often and prefer to keep only a few dozen ebooks on the ebook reader for future consumption, in order to keep me occupied for two or three weeks...

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Old 03-25-2009, 07:16 AM   #4
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I do like the looks of that thing, but, no sd-card slot is a no-go for me.

And why only (maybe) release it to the US and UK? What about the rest of Europe? And I think those Australians might want be interrested as well... And then there are two more continents with potential buyers...
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:18 AM   #6
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great note pad .. if can run GTD base appls i will get
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:50 AM   #7
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Question What is the size of the screen?

For those unfamiliar with the A sizing of paper:

A5 Paper Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm (5.83" in x 8.27" in).

Those photos do not look this large; what am I missing, what is the diagonal size of the screen so that we can compare it to say the PRS700.

WDE.

*edit* maybe I read it wrong, the whole device is this size.
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Some comments also here:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...hlight=Papyrus

For me it looks like a 5" screen.
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I think it's actually the 6" screen.
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no memory card?

Samsung, you have to include a SD card option otherwise I wont consider buyin it!
Especially with only 512MB of memory. At least the Kindle 2 has 1.4GB for storage. Of course, lots of people are still going to be peeved since they want choice, but at least there's a halfway decent amount of storage there. I'd go through 512MB pretty quickly.
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Looks very nice. I especially like the complete absence of controls other than the touchscreen. That gives it a sleek and compact look.
SD card slot is not a necessity for me and 512 mb is enough for ebooks and feeds. More important for me is the quality of display, resolution, contrast!! with regard to the touchscreen UI, refresh speed and above all the quality of firmware.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:44 PM   #12
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The hardware looks decent, but no SD card AND limited storage space is a bit of a deal killer, for me anyway.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:09 AM   #13
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I'd go through 512MB pretty quickly.
Are you sure? 512MB is enough for 1000 e-books.

..but it's not enough for mp3's

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Are you sure? 512MB is enough for 1000 e-books.
It depends on the ebook size. I have several illustrated ebooks of more than 15MB each, plus dictionaries...
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