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Old 10-14-2009, 08:55 PM   #16
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I was really looking forward to this device, but with all the movement in the market lately I'm not sure it stacks up as well as it used to. I still like their back end system and what they're doing with that, but device wise this just seems on par with the other recent arrivals at this point. It'll be interesting to see how the new batch of devices like the iRex, Sony Daily Edition and the B&N device stack up. At least it's support epub as the standard which is good.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:52 PM   #17
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I wonder how you install the applications like ADE in your Fedora Linux that you boot into on the reader? Can it be so easy that they are provided in an rpm?

It looks very good. And I have a lot of ideas about things to implement and play around with.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:24 AM   #18
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This looks very good. The question that will decide if I buy one is how open it is? Will I be able to access everything to write my own applications?
almost everything... yes.
There is some code related to DRM and some specialized code driving the Seiko/Epson Display controller which will be closed. But we will provide a fully documented API to almost everything. We WANT you to write your own applications, you will not need to hack the device to find out where JTAG is or the serial port for accessing the boot log and so.
There will be a developer website where we explain everything and give samples.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:36 AM   #19
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almost everything... yes.
There is some code related to DRM and some specialized code driving the Seiko/Epson Display controller which will be closed. But we will provide a fully documented API to almost everything. We WANT you to write your own applications, you will not need to hack the device to find out where JTAG is or the serial port for accessing the boot log and so.
There will be a developer website where we explain everything and give samples.
Nice! I wish more companies would do that...

I've liked the device since I first heard of it...
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:00 AM   #20
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txtr Reader Demonstration at the Frankfurt Book Fair

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Old 10-15-2009, 04:24 AM   #21
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Thanks for that link, Jason.

The page turns seem quick to me.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:31 AM   #22
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I wonder if you can annotate...
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:37 AM   #23
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Yeah the page turn seems very quick, I wonder what they have done with it?

I relly like it but I have to wait and see what kind of support they will have in sweden.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:51 AM   #24
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I'm not sure if the way you use the trackpad is well thought-out. He mentions you need to "roll" the finger up and down to scroll up and down, "just like on an ipod". Which is not true, since on the iPod you actually swipe your finger along the wheel ... this trackpad looks to me like it's better suited for swiping than press-rolling.

But a nicely designed device, I must say. Gets awfully close to all those futuristic ebook designs, I think it's the best-looking device.
I wonder if it's "porshah-designed"
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:02 AM   #25
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They didnt mention DRM. They only said that the txtr shop will focus on epub.
their shop sells DRMed epub. I tried to browse the library and clicked on the big i button next to the format and it popups this:

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This EPUB is Adobe DRM protected. You can read eBooks bought at txtr.com on your desktop and eReaders at the same time. If you get an Adobe ID, your books will not be bound to a specific device but you can choose at any time on which DRM-enabled machine to read your books.
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You can read EPUB eBooks on your desktop (using Adobe's Digitial Editions) and on DRM-enabled electronic eReaders (like the txtr reader or Sony readers).
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:06 AM   #26
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:08 AM   #27
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Here is ling to press release in English.
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Have you noticed this little piece of information?
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:18 AM   #29
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almost everything... yes.
There is some code related to DRM and some specialized code driving the Seiko/Epson Display controller which will be closed.
I wonder why. There's a couple of open-sourced Broadsheet drivers - Sony's, Amazon's and Jaya Kumar's which is even included in mainline kernel.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:42 AM   #30
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A press release from german startup "Wizpac" just arrived in my mailbox. It contains lots of new information about the newest eink device, the so-called txtr which made it's debut on the Book-Fair in Frankfurt today........

.....I'll attach the german press release to this post for all the details.
Thanks. Sounds interesting. I found an English version of the press release on their web site:

http://reader.txtr.com/press/101409%...20Bookfair.pdf

[Edit] Oops. Sorry. I see someone else already posted this link

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