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Old 09-17-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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Sony Reader Daily Edition model number is PRS-900

...and not PRS-2121.
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Available in December.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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Some details from the page:

- 2GB internal memory
- 7" diagonal
- free 3G wireless for the eBook Store ("Must be within coverage area in the U.S. Connectivity may vary.")
- integrated cover
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:57 AM   #3
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Funny, just yesterday I talked to Sony's support about the Daily edition and we both referred to it as the PRS-2121. PRS-900 does make more sense.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:00 AM   #4
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integrated cover?? ugh.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:02 AM   #5
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Interesting landscape format picture:


Edit: Interesting but I doubt I'd use it over portrait mode. It wouldn't display more text anyway. It could be nice if you don't like very long lines of text.

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Old 09-17-2009, 11:05 AM   #6
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So - can its landscape mode really display 2 pages simultaneously, or was the original scanned to fit 2 pages onto 1 scanned page?

Edit: Goes to site & answers own question: "In landscape mode the Reader Daily Edition allows for comfortable 2-page layout of content" "making the experience very similar to that of a printed paperback book. "

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Old 09-17-2009, 11:11 AM   #7
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But, take note:

"The Reader Daily Edition is expected to be available this December for the holiday season at SonyStyle.com and Sony Style stores"

Sounds like they're hedging a bit on the release date.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:14 AM   #8
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integrated cover?? ugh.
My thought exactly!

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Old 09-17-2009, 11:20 AM   #9
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integrated cover?? ugh.
Might just be sony code for the clippy stuff the other models have.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:26 AM   #10
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7" diagonal?

Don't get me wrong, that is actually my dream size - bigger then 6", but still portable enough to carry around.
But 7" diagonal with new form factor - tall and narrow - doesn't make sense to me. Only advantage wider landscape, but still not wide enough to display letter pdf half page.
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:57 PM   #11
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7" diagonal?

Don't get me wrong, that is actually my dream size - bigger then 6", but still portable enough to carry around.
But 7" diagonal with new form factor - tall and narrow - doesn't make sense to me. Only advantage wider landscape, but still not wide enough to display letter pdf half page.
Yeah... pretty stupid, actually.

Despite eBooks "having no pages", the display sizes would do best to try to match at least the height/width ratios of normal books, if not downright their size.

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:25 PM   #12
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Yeah... pretty stupid, actually.

Despite eBooks "having no pages", the display sizes would do best to try to match at least the height/width ratios of normal books, if not downright their size.

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Maybe but I'm not sure if I'd like to see books with very long lines.

One ebook I bought recently (I think it was "The Sword of Shannara") has the exact same layout on my PRS-505 than on the paperback version. The number of words per line is identical (it even has big margins). You just have more pages on the ebook version because the pages are shorter.

With correct use of font sizes and small margins, many public domain books have even more words per line than their paperback version.

It makes sense to have a new device that is longer instead of wider unless you want to emulate larger books like hardcover copies instead of paperback.

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:33 PM   #13
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7 inch "diagonal" is a disappointment. If it is the same width dimensions as the 505, 600, 700 then that makes the length of the 900 at almost exactly 6 inches. An improvement, but not enough to be breathtaking.
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7" diagonal?

Don't get me wrong, that is actually my dream size - bigger then 6", but still portable enough to carry around.
But 7" diagonal with new form factor - tall and narrow - doesn't make sense to me. Only advantage wider landscape, but still not wide enough to display letter pdf half page.
It more closely matches the layout of mass-market paperbacks, which means most novel PDFs will be more comfortable to read on it. That's about the only advantage I can see.
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