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Old 08-29-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Would you buy a Smart Q7 if you did not own one now? I'm thinking of buying one. I'm interested in it for ebook and comic's only.
So would you choose a Smart Q again?
And for those of you who have tried multiple OS's, what works best for ebooks.
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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Arg, I had a big min-review type up and lost it... sigh, short answer yes. Long answer, yes but you need to realize that you're going to be making some sacrifices in other areas versus a fully functional pc like the Archos 9 - but having the q7 I now realize that the Archos 9 would be too large for me to hold comfortably while reading in bed.

My favorite ebook software is Alreader2(free, wince) but FBreader(free, linux, preinstalled) is more than acceptable as well. If you use Alreader2 make sure to install the oh-so-excellent Droid fonts that FBreader uses.

My favorite comic software is Comic Reader Mobi(~$15, wince) but Comix(free, linux) is also available. The lens feature of Comic Reader Mobi is what really sets it apart.
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Would you buy a Smart Q7 if you did not own one now? I'm thinking of buying one. I'm interested in it for ebook and comic's only.
So would you choose a Smart Q again?
And for those of you who have tried multiple OS's, what works best for ebooks.
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I would.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:15 PM   #4
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If its only for comix and ebooks then yes I would still get it. Much better than everything else I have tried.

Wouldn't use it for much else though, because its a bit slow, but it works great for reading comics.
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:07 AM   #5
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...... Wouldn't use it for much else though, because its a bit slow, but it works great for reading comics.
A bit slow compared to what?
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:15 PM   #6
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Roguefan99, is page turning slow?
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I would, but I only use it for ereading.

I didn't like FBreader on linux though, I found sometimes when I was reading it would jump to the end of the book and system meter would go nuts. Might be just a hick-up with mine. Not having that problem with Alreader on WinCE, however.

Page turns are quick on both FBreader and Alreader.

Don't use a comic reader, so can't comment on that.

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Old 08-31-2009, 05:23 AM   #8
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Yes, I would buy it again.
I use it to read ebooks and RSS feeds, internet surfing in bed.
When I have received my WinCE license I will also use it as a
secondary monitor in Windows with the Innobec SideWindow software
and the Nokia CA-126 USB cable
(you can use it to charge and synchronize through a USB port,
hope that the Nokia charger fits)

Why buy a USB monitor http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/10/n...im-yet-toucha/ when you can have a MID for the same price?
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:34 AM   #9
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Has Wince been translated to english yet?.
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Has Wince been translated to english yet?.
Ver 2.0 for the Q5 apparently has a language option Chinese/English (no ver 2.0 for the Q7 yet) although I have not heard from anybody who says it definitely does. Houndx has written a WinCE cab that translates 95% of the current Chinese version into English, that works just fine for me on my Q7.
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Ver 2.0 for the Q5 apparently has a language option Chinese/English (no ver 2.0 for the Q7 yet) although I have not heard from anybody who says it definitely does. Houndx has written a WinCE cab that translates 95% of the current Chinese version into English, that works just fine for me on my Q7.
Oh, must have missed that, where can I get it from? is a licence required?.
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Oh, must have missed that, where can I get it from? is a licence required?.
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ghlight=houndx
and yes you need a licence for WinCE to work, you can buy a licence from http://www.jiongtang.com/shop/ OR htttp://www.allpmp.com
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Oh, built in English would be very nice. I'd like to see v2 for the Q7. I'm hoping the delay means they are working out more issues before releasing it.

I checked out that Sidewindow software and it's very cool, but apparently it doesn't work in Vista or 7 - too bad.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:22 AM   #14
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Roguefan99, is page turning slow?
Page turning is okay in speed. Loading comic takes a bit of time depending on the size of the comic (if its a 200 page file you will have to wait, but for a 26 page comic its quick, about 20 sec at worst)

I wouldn't use it for any applications apart from the readers, e.g. web usage, because it feels slow and awkward (see the umpcportal review). Booting of programs does take a while but for the price this is to be expected.

Only complaint as a reader that I have is that I tend to get uncomfortable holding it, but I think thats probably because I'm trying to hold it like a book.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:09 AM   #15
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Well my real purpose for this Q7 was to read txt files at work and also to read comics on and from work.

It works perfectly, most of my comic archives are about 50 pics in zip format.
I can fit alot onto a 32gb SDHC card.

It opens up the zip file and i can start reading them in about 10 seconds from the time i select the zip file.

Then just tap and hold down screen and select to rotate counter clock wise or clockwise doesn't matter, and select keep transformation, so all other pages will also be turned automatically.

After that you can just click the buttons to go back and forth or just touch the screen to advance to the next page. it loads up the next image very fast (basically when you click/touch the page and release its on the next page, no wait time)

Another nice feature is that when you reach the last image in the zip file, it will automatically load the next zip file that is in that same directory.

Some comics with larger text is fine in the windows mode (but when bother), but if the comics have small text you would want/need to use full-screen, then the text is very readable.

EDIT: well just made a zip file that was 95mb and contained 500 images and the Q7 handled it just fine, no lag loading it up and no problems at all flipping pages.

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