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Old 07-30-2009, 12:24 PM   #61
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pdf's seem to be removed.
Indeed. I guess that confirms they were the real deal
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:27 PM   #62
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Bah, you know what I mean! I still have problems with terminology...
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:27 PM   #63
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They're service manuals, not user manuals. As such, they provide information about the hardware only--there's really nothing about the software side of things. If they're releasing these models any time this year, then it's safe to say that the hardware design is finalized and that the service manuals should be considered reliable.
I never got the chance to view them as the links are now unusable. I had to go by what the posters were saying. But even if the hardware is finalized, the software might not be.

I will say that if they have a wireless feature, which these two models do not seem to, then they have to be FCC approved. You can monitor the FCC web sites to check for any new products being approved with wireless capability.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:39 PM   #64
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Indeed. I guess that confirms they were the real deal
Thank you igorsk! That was really professional journalism to archive this as soon as you saw it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:43 PM   #65
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There is a stylus on page 11 of the 600.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:43 PM   #66
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Another tidbit: it seems PRS-300 will come with a "sleeve" instead of the usual "soft cover".
...and PRS-600 accessories list mentions "4-153-319-01 POUCH, CARRYING".
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:45 PM   #67
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There is a stylus on page 11 of the 600.
Yes, the touch screen is mentioned in several other places.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:53 PM   #68
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First of all, I'm very impressed by your ability in finding out what Sony employees themselves probably ignore. If I were an electronic manufacturer interested in ereader devices, I would probably hire some of you. But they might be doing it for free, and I presume that Sony is constantly checking what we say on these pages.
I have a question: for what i have understood, Sony 505 is universally acknowledged as a top ereader. Could you, Sony, please keep its production? We don't need a new model avery five months. Improve it with an unbreakable screen and a better resolution. That's all we need.
I was going to buy a Sony 505 in September and now i think I'll wait, but I will be disappointed if my choice is between a 300, no slots & a smaller screen, and a 600 with a touch screen I am not interested in.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:59 PM   #69
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Is that switch on the bottom a light switch? Or just some marking?
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:02 PM   #70
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:06 PM   #71
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I have a question: for what i have understood, Sony 505 is universally acknowledged as a top ereader. Could you, Sony, please keep its production? We don't need a new model avery five months.
Just got a PRS 505, but it's already a 2 years old model, AFAIK...

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Old 07-30-2009, 01:07 PM   #73
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Is that switch on the bottom a light switch? Or just some marking?
If you mean PRS-600, it's shown upside-down on some diagrams (see the comment "top side"). So that's a power switch. Otherwise please clarify what you mean...
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:10 PM   #74
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I admittedly didn't read all the posts in the thread but...um...no card reader in one of them? :O

And when are they gonna address the real-estate issue? These new readers look tweaked and recycled more than anything. A bit refined on the board, some new parts, minimal redesign fuss.

I can imagine people claiming the extra area below the screen is good for gripping the reader, but if I'm gonna get a 5" screen, I want the reader itself to be not much more than the screen. I find myself tempted to trim down paper books that have massive margins, and a screen with a big bezel and lots of wasted space seems a bit tragic.
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