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Old 03-25-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
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Hi,

After lurking for a couple of weeks have just ordered myself a Sony PRS-505 from WH Smiths here in the UK (£199.99 online).

Am a fairly regular ebook user already but via my phone (currently Samsung Omnia using the Mobibook s/w).

Looking forward to using the e-ink, customising the device and just using it on a day to day basis to read on.

Any pointers on apps to use or recommended threads welcomed. My initial plan is to install Calibre (is it correct that I should not even bother with the Sony app?).
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:31 AM   #2
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Any pointers on apps to use or recommended threads welcomed. My initial plan is to install Calibre (is it correct that I should not even bother with the Sony app?).
There's no problem having them both installed as long as you don't try & use them both at the same time (as they both write to the same 'index' file on the reader). The one advantage of the Sony app is that it can 'preformat' the book as it transfers it whereas with Calibre (or just copying books overs) you'll find that the first time you open/switch to a new font size, you'll need to wait while it formats the book.
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Hi Pilgrim and welcome to MobileRead. I got a 505 over a year ago and like it a lot.

Be sure and let us know how you like yours once it arrives
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Hi Pilgrim and welcome to the forum!

I've had my 505 for a couple of months now and still loving it! If you haven't found it yet, the wiki (the link is at the very top of the page) has a great deal of useful information.
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