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Old 07-28-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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Astak has been Approved to sell eBook Reader Devices with Adobe Digital Editions

Astak of San Jose, California, has been approved by Adobe to sell devices with Adobe Digital Editions on them. Astak, a Team Research Inc company, is only the second manufacturer to gain such approval. Their factories will now be able to pre-load Digital Book Readers with Adobe Digital Editions and to offer Adobe Digital Editions Firmware Upgrades that will place Adobe Digital Editions onto all previous models of the EZ Reader Basic.

The EZ Reader basic is a 6 inch device that offers a fabulously EASY reading experience for the end user. The device uses E-Ink technology allowing 8,000 pages to a single charge and reading without eye strain (a problem with backlit devices). Able to store thousands of eBooks and MP3 music… the EZ Reader bests the competition by weighing less than 7 ounces, being about as thin as a pencil, and displaying in 12 formats and 20 languages. The crush-resistant case and earbuds are INCLUDED!

Adobe Digital Editions on the device will allow end users to purchase the very latest eBook titles from hundreds of websites. This is a huge advantage, as Astak supports the Open Format concept, allowing end users to shop for eBooks almost anywhere. Adobe Digital Editions allows both EPUB formatted document control and a much-enhanced PDF experience with “REFLOW” of the PDF picture.

Astak is very proud to offer this and sees this as another advantage of owning the most versatile of eBook Readers: EZ Reader!

We hope, by tomorrow, to provide a website where ALL EZ Reader end users can do a Firmware Upgrade to load Adobe Digital Editions onto their already-purchased EZ Reader. IF you presently have Mobipocket and want to keep Mobipocket on your device... simply do nothing with this firmware upgrade. However, we think this is a very exciting addition to the capabilities of those who purchased EZ Readers! I will POST on this thread!
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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Nice, and if you can keep that price of the pocket pro down to the $200 or so I will be buying one.

though I get the feeling it might cost a bit more. by about 25%
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:44 PM   #3
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I found the new firmware at http://www.theezreader.com/index.asp
You have to rename the bin file to V3update.bin to get it to update.

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Old 07-30-2009, 12:32 AM   #4
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I found the new firmware at http://www.theezreader.com/index.asp
You have to rename the bin file to V3update.bin to get it to update.

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I downloaded the new Firmware and thanks for the tip on renaming the file.

I also transferred two library books to my EZ-Reader after I authorized it and both books work (there was a debate on whether or not a Library book would be readable on the Ez-Reader since it doesn't have a calendar application).
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:52 AM   #5
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The firmware is looking good. The only thing that have noticed is the fact that when you are reading apdf or ebub and you lock the keyboard it does not unlock correctly and most of the time will shut off.
The mobi files that I checked work no DRM, and the lock and unlock works fine.

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Old 07-30-2009, 09:18 AM   #6
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I was not able to get FB2 ebooks to work. This included the OpenInkPot OI-on-SD version, which starts from a .exe.fb2 file and so needs FB2 support.

EDIT: the 20090730 version supports FB2 and OI-on-SD.

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Old 07-30-2009, 09:20 AM   #7
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Astak of San Jose, California, has been approved by Adobe to sell devices with Adobe Digital Editions on them. Astak, a Team Research Inc company, is only the second manufacturer to gain such approval.
Really? I thought that a number of other brands were already ADE-certified, eg Sony, Bookeen, Jetbook, Cool-ER, etc. Is it Astak which has been ADE-certified, or is it Jinke?
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:59 AM   #8
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I have found that non DRM ereader ebooks can be read. But not DRM ereader. I believe that I read that DRM ereader ebooks will be enabled later.
Robert B is that correct.

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Old 07-30-2009, 11:10 AM   #9
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Sorry if this is a stupid question but if I purchase a epub DRM book what is the correct way to download and transfer to my EZreader.

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Old 07-30-2009, 11:13 AM   #10
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Once your EZreader is authorized via ADE then you can use ADE to transfer the eBook or Windows Explorer (If you have Windows).
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:14 AM   #11
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Um...what do I spy with my little eye???

The Pocket Pro is available for pre-order for $229!
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:17 AM   #12
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How do people outside North America order?
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:20 AM   #13
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Are you going to order one, Harry?
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:21 AM   #14
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I would be very interested in doing so, yes, but the web site does not seem to want to let me...
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:23 AM   #15
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Hmm...I can't get past the first screen. I get an error message "please enter the quantity of product(s) you wish to order," which I did. I guess it's not quite ready to go.
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