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Old 08-10-2009, 05:39 PM   #46
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seems like a 600 would be a great pressie.
My birthday is September 19th and the 600 is due out August 25th. Coincidence? I think not. And yes, a 600 would do me well (hint hint).
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:00 PM   #47
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te he.. my birthday is 0822.. I can just save my money until then.

Hey, has anyone else noticed this? the 600 is supposed to be a touch screen and you can get the lighted cover.

Um. If the lighted cover is similar to the 505's, then what is the point of the touchscreen?
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My birthday is September 19th and the 600 is due out August 25th. Coincidence? I think not. And yes, a 600 would do me well (hint hint).
What ho! August 25th is my birthday! You don't suppose Sony would...

No. No, I suppose not.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:27 PM   #49
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What ho! August 25th is my birthday! You don't suppose Sony would...

No. No, I suppose not.
hey, i'm still hoping. and my birthday is a month later.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:27 PM   #50
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No one promised any dictionary support for PRS-300, so the dictionary support for PRS-505, I am afraid, is out of the question. It's OK to dream, but I cannot see any incentive at all for Sony to come up with any firmware improvement for a two-year old device. Unless it's a small little fix that is just absolutely needed.
Except that reasonably small efforts on their part could result in considerable increase in their standing in eBook customers' mind ("If I buy from Sony, my purchase really will keep getting better even past it's official decommissioning date.") and would probably gain them greater customer loyalty. Of course, they can't make it so that people won't upgrade... but I'm sure the happy medium isn't all that hard to find.

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Old 08-10-2009, 07:29 PM   #51
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My birthday is September 19th and the 600 is due out August 25th. Coincidence? I think not. And yes, a 600 would do me well (hint hint).
Bastards! They timed the release just to screw you over!

Just for that, you should start reading PDFs... that'll show 'em!!!!

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Old 08-10-2009, 07:52 PM   #52
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Okay, we know that they had originally planned to announce the 300 and 600 at a press event late in the month, but they pushed that up due to the leaked service manuals and rampant speculation. Basically, they said "Alright, you already know about these, so here they are." I think they'll use the press event to officially launch the 300 and 600, and also to unveil the other reader that they have managed to keep under wraps. Keep in mind that we do know they are working on a larger WiFi enabled device that can be used for newspapers (they've said as much). I think this event is where they'll officially unveil that device, along with any newspaper/content partnerships they've lined up. Just my guess...
And a sweet guess it is...

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They'll announce immediate availability for a 12", 16bit color e-ink device, with full PDF, as well as 30fps video and Flash support....
Heaven we know was forged from dreams like that...

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seems like a 600 would be a great pressie.
If we can't get one how about a SHUM remote contol with a huge "mute" button and better still a "SHUM remote detonation" button. I hope it's legal...
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:53 PM   #53
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If the lighted cover is similar to the 505's, then what is the point of the touchscreen?
Maneuverability, ease of use, no sore thumbs from button pushing...
Having the PRS-700, I don't think I could ever go back to pushing buttons.
I love the swipe!

And per topic... I'm hoping they've got some wonderful surprises for the 600 under the formally known as "Settings" and now called "More Apps..." box.
What's in the box?!! What's in the box?!!

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Old 08-10-2009, 08:00 PM   #54
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Maneuverability, ease of use, no sore thumbs from button pushing...
Having the PRS-700, I don't think I could ever go back to pushing buttons.
I love the swipe!

And per topic... I'm hoping they've got some wonderful surprises for the 600 under the formally known as "Settings" and now called "More Apps..." box.
What's in the box?!! What's in the box?!!
Does the screen not smudge?

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Old 08-10-2009, 08:07 PM   #55
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Put the gun down, rebarnmom.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:15 PM   #56
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As for what else they'll announce, I'll throw in my idea: Sony eBook Store is going to switch to EPUB and possibly open in other countries (in addition or as replacement to Waterstone's and other such shops).
That will be the day that I start buying books from Sony.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:22 PM   #57
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Does the screen not smudge?

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Not enough to bother me. I keep a cloth to clean the screen in my cover, but I really don't use it that much.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:24 PM   #58
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Put the gun down, rebarnmom.
Who said anything about a gun?

I'm just overly curious, ya know, like at Christmas!
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Who said anything about a gun?

I'm just overly curious, ya know, like at Christmas!
My mistake. I thought you were pretending to be someone else.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:23 PM   #60
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Unless they are offering a 9.7 inch + reader along with newspaper susbscriptions, I'm not interested. The Kindle is a non issue for me since I live in Canada. Otherwise, it's a non concern. Here's hoping.

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