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Old 08-07-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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Astak's 5" Pocket Pro $199

Astak now has a press release up.

http://www.astak.com/2009_8_7.asp

Their 5" Pocket Pro is being launched with a 'promotional' price of $199!
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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Astak now has a press release up.

http://www.astak.com/2009_8_7.asp

Their 5" Pocket Pro is being launched with a 'promotional' price of $199!
Yes. Their theezreader.com also shows it at $199. Do you suppose that will be reflected on our "already made at $229" pre-orders?
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Yes. Their theezreader.com also shows it at $199. Do you suppose that will be reflected on our "already made at $229" pre-orders?
im sure bob will.. after all he does not lose some the good cred he has built up.

wondering if it did it to get it into engadget. if so good move sir.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/07/a...ndle-a-run-fo/
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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An OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Here's hoping that this OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT will make the front page!
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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Here's hoping that this OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT will make the front page!
yes it is only fair for them to get some coverage on the main page.

I know what has been said in the past but I feel that just because robertb is active here does not mean his comp should not get the same home page coverage/feed coverage.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:31 PM   #6
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I concur.

This news blows Sony's same price-point device out of the water.
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:54 PM   #7
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Too many threads on the same topic.

Still no word on Adobe Epub support? Makes a difference to a lot of people.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:19 PM   #8
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Too many threads on the same topic.

Still no word on Adobe Epub support? Makes a difference to a lot of people.
We (the moderators) have closed the other thread because of this double posting. Please go on discussing here.

Adobe ePub DRM is, of course, supported by those devices, same as on nearly all the readers coming out with the ADEPT engine and on the market right now.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:20 PM   #9
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This looks like a slick rig, it has many of the advantages of my jetBook, and few of the disadvantages.

One of the things I like about the jetBook is the hierarchical file folder structure and appearing as a removable drive to my PC making it possible to maintain folders ad directories without resorting to dedicated library software. Does the Astak have these capabilities? How about the eInk slow/flash page turning? Has that been adequately addressed?

Hmmmm, the Astak is Linux, I wonder if the Astak firmware … Naw, prolly not, the device drivers for the screen and buttons is probably all different. But then again if the source is …
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:27 PM   #10
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Hmmmm, the Astak is Linux, I wonder if the Astak firmware … Naw, prolly not, the device drivers for the screen and buttons is probably all different. But then again if the source is …
There ya go.. thinkin with yer fingers again...and in public, no less!
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One of the things I like about the jetBook is the hierarchical file folder structure and appearing as a removable drive to my PC making it possible to maintain folders ad directories without resorting to dedicated library software. Does the Astak have these capabilities? How about the eInk slow/flash page turning? Has that been adequately addressed?
The EZ Reader and EZ Reader Pocket Pro have folders and appear as a drive via USB, see File Navigation: Hanlin V3 vs OpenInkPot.

The slow/flash page turning is an issue on the EZ Reader, but has apparently been improved on the Pocket Pro (although there is a limit on how fast Vizplex EInk can change state).
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This looks like a slick rig, it has many of the advantages of my jetBook, and few of the disadvantages.

One of the things I like about the jetBook is the hierarchical file folder structure and appearing as a removable drive to my PC making it possible to maintain folders ad directories without resorting to dedicated library software. Does the Astak have these capabilities? How about the eInk slow/flash page turning? Has that been adequately addressed?
There is support for folders.

The Pocket Pro has the faster Epson processor, so the slow/flash page turning has been report to be close to nil.

However, I haven't seen a video showing page turns.
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yes it is only fair for them to get some coverage on the main page.

I know what has been said in the past but I feel that just because robertb is active here does not mean his comp should not get the same home page coverage/feed coverage.
I just took at look at the main page - THREE stories on the Sony's New 5", which is virtually the same story three times.

Nothing yet on the Pocket Pro.....
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I just took at look at the main page - THREE stories on the Sony's New 5", which is virtually the same story three times.

Nothing yet on the Pocket Pro.....
It's a conspiracy!

Mel Gibson could make a movie about this!!
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It's a conspiracy!

Mel Gibson could make a movie about this!!
and yet the men in black aka Musicman is on our side
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