|08-08-2009, 04:48 AM||#1|
Save the Stone Tablet
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Planet Earth (Mostly)
Device: Coleco ADAM (With high-speed digital tape drive!)
While be First to Market? Sony or Astak?
This is just a fun poll to see who everyone thinks will be first to mainstream market with their 5" reader!
Both Astak and Sony have indicated that their products will ship at the end of AUG. Astak has been pitching it impressive looking EZReader Pocket Pro for some time, while Sony just recently leaked their PRS-300 Bomb last week.
I think that either reader would be a great addition to someone's gadget pile. This poll is strickly to predict who will actually ship first!
When I say mainstream market, I mean that pre-orders are filled, and you can actually find a device in a store if you get there early enough (or in the case of the more internet-sales-dependant Astak reader - the time from 'ordered to shipped' is a few reasonable days.)
Another words - Who will be first to supply the majority of demand?
So get in there and VOTE!
Last edited by JEMelby; 08-08-2009 at 04:50 AM.
|08-08-2009, 07:17 AM||#2|
Opinionated [but right]
Join Date: Apr 2008
Device: Cybook Gen3, PRS 505, Kindle International, HTC Desire
Gosh, that's a hard one to answer.
No disrespect to the Astak fan-club but can we keep things in perspective. The News and Commentary forum is starting to look silly with all these Astak threads.
|08-08-2009, 07:21 AM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kobo Glo HD
My vote went to Sony. PocketPro may ship a few orders on time, but I bet there will be some delays until they get into steady release.
My wild guess is that the the PocketPro will be in and out of stock (short delays "place your order now!, and it will ship in 2-4 weeks") early on (the first six months).
Last edited by John F; 08-08-2009 at 07:24 AM.
|08-08-2009, 10:29 AM||#4|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New York
Device: nook - EZ-Reader - Acer Netbook - Ipaq 4700
I voted for Astak - Sometimes a smaller company can do things faster than a larger company.
Just look at Amazon with their Kindle - It was always out of stock until they finally got themselves squared away.
|08-08-2009, 10:33 AM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Mini, iPhone 6, MS Surface Pro, N7
What do you mean "who WILL be first to market"? The Bookeen Opus - an excellent 5" device - is ALREADY on the market.
|08-09-2009, 03:41 PM||#6|
Ad astra per aspera
Join Date: Aug 2008
Device: PRS-505, PRS-300 & HTC HD2
I don't care that much about a few weeks of difference. The question that for me matter most is which device will be the best 5" reader ; the PRS-300, the Opus or the PocketPro.
I'm betting on the Sony, followed by the Opus and then the Astak. This is based on quality of previous, existing devices and what we already knows (for the already released Opus).
|08-09-2009, 03:44 PM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
This poll is a duplicate and should be closed.
Please see http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53026
|08-09-2009, 05:23 PM||#8|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
Agreed. The other identical poll seems to be also more active.
Please go here to continue: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53026
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