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Old 06-25-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Hiya all!

My name is Anne, Adeve on the net. I hate reading anything more than a few pages on my laptop (eyestrain) and sooo want an eInk-reader, so I've been lurking here (and the Wiki) for the last days and trying to find out about different options...

What I'd really want is a Sony PRS-700, mostly because it has a touch screen, but I suspect that I could do with less... especially considering that the 700 isn't even sold&supported in Finland and ApoloXXI had it listed for 499€+shipping...

Since I don't have any eBooks downloaded yet, I'm free to choose almost anything (as long it speaks some PDF - I knit and most patterns&charts are sold in PDF-form)

I'm Finnish speaking, but read anything in Swedish and English, too. Mostly fiction, from Jude Deveraux to Liza Marklund, Neil Gaiman and Orson Scott Card. (and Juha Vuorinen, totally NSFW)
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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Welcome to MobileRead, adeve.

Feel free to ask questions, lots of people here stand ready to help.

In anticipation of your new device, how about downloading some of the books available here? You can sort by author, genre, title or format.

Enjoy.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:42 PM   #3
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Welcome, Adeve

Have you considered the 505? It doesn't have a touchscreen, but it is a capable reader
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:14 PM   #4
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Hi Adeve!
I also started off looking at the 700, but had similar issues as you about support and cost. I ended up with the 505 and I haven't regretted it - it's brilliant and after I'd had it a week I didn't know how I'd managed without it. Although it doesn't have a touch screen it's easy to use.

They seem to be a good price at the moment as well, with many places offering deals, so if price is a consideration that might help.

Whatever you eventually choose there are lots of free books here you'll be able to download
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:34 PM   #5
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Sony 505, on the condition its in silver.

If you can http://www.play.com/Electronics/Elec...k/Product.html have them for only £150.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:05 PM   #6
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Hi Anne and welcome to MobileRead. Good advice about the 505. I've had one for over a year and a half and I like it a lot.

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I have the Sony 505, in Silver, and love it.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:35 AM   #8
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Welcome to MobileRead, adeve!

If you have a chance to try out both the Sony 505 and 700, do so. I compared them at my local bookstore. There were things I liked about both but felt that the 700 met my requirements a little better. Since the reader is a long term investment, make sure you get the reader that is closest to meeting your own personal requirements. I know I would have been happy with the 505 (and my husband would have been happier with the price ) but I knew the 700 was more to my liking. I justified the extra cost because it was a one time purchase that I would be living with for sometime. Good luck in deciding, but, either way, you can't go wrong with a Sony!

Enjoy!
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:07 PM   #9
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I love my 505! I got it as a gift before the 700 came out, but when it did come out, I realized I liked my 505 better. For my purposes, it worked perfectly. welcome to the board, and good luck deciding!
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Hi Adeve, and welcome to Mobile Read!
I don't have an e-reader yet, but I've played with a 505 and I liked it a lot. Problem is, I figure this particular thread is biased for an obscure reason (505 owners are more welcoming or they really want you to join their color club?) so I'd say: check out this forum for more info!
Glad to have you on board!
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:30 PM   #11
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*coughs* er-um- I just might have bought the 505... in silver... *ducks and hides*

The thing is: none of the eInk-devices are sold here, in my hometown, even if we have 10-15 (depends whether you count the hypermarkets too) different shops that sell electronics...

So I've been reading and reading the past few days, different forums, the mobileread, Wiki... and decided the Sony-700's touch screen wasn't worth the extra 150€. So I placed an order (Play.com doesn't deliver electronic devices outside UK, BTW) on the Advanced MP3 Players on the 505. I googled for coupons and found this code (jolly) that gave 10% discount. Reader+AC-charger+shipping totalled for £237 (around 280€ - Apolo had it for 350€+shipping) happyhappy.

Off to search for books. I already found my teenage-favorites : Burroughs' Barsoom-series and Pellucidars - I spent several years (-96-2000) trying to find reprints of them, didn't dare to buy anything from the interwebs back then. Only the 4 first Pellucidars were ever translated to Finnish so I'm happy to finally get to read the rest of them, too. (Added bonus: Now I can read them in their original language )
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:04 PM   #12
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Anne, congrats on your new toy. Be sure and let us know when you get it
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