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Old 10-23-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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Smile Greetings from Paris

Knock, Knock ...

Just pushing the door from the other side of the Atlantic.

I joined the forum as I am contemplating buying a reader+ ebooks, all this being a new workd to me.

Somehow I like the idea of the reader, the wireless and instantaneous purchase of a book, but, as I usually do not re-read books, I do not plan to have 'my complete library' on the appliance (while I do have ALL my music on my iPod).

I like the kindle, don't like the Sony, can't (yet) get the nook, so I might wait a few weeks/months before deciding. But I appreciate getting insights from actual users.

Regards from France,

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Old 10-23-2009, 09:59 AM   #2
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I have a Sony 505 and simply love it. You didn't say why you didn't care for the Sony, but I guess it doesn't matter. It's all a matter of personal taste and needs.

I'm sure you'll make the right decision for you, and please do let us know which reader you get and how you like it.
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Hi Thierry and welcome to MobileRead. I've had a Sony 505 since Jan 08 and am very pleased with it. Be sure and let us know what you decide on
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:26 PM   #4
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Welcome Thierry!

I have a Sony 505 which I like, but there are plenty of other devices to choose from!

We also have a French forum here http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=160
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:15 AM   #5
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:53 AM   #6
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Hello again,

Forget what I said in the original post: after several weeks of careful market review, I went for the (red) Sony PRS-600.

The first experience is so-so, as the first device refused to turn on and I had to get back to the store to get a new one (they gave me a memory stick with 100 books to cover for the trouble though - good attitude from the Sony store).

I am still struggling to get ADE-protected books on the device, but the reading experience itself (by far the most important aspect) is very rewarding.

What led me to this particular device is the 'right' combination of features:
1 - 'open' reader (supports epub and many more)
2 - the touch-screen makes it almost button-less, which, being the B&O lover type, I enjoy (actually, this reader is more an object that a device ==> more 'socially' acceptable)
3 -Books management, through the use of collections (especially with the beautiful calibre software) fulfills the promise of '1000+ books on a single apparatus'
4 - seamless access to an english dictionary is exactly what I need
5 - I found that the red model is very nice looking

Regards form the most beautiful city in the world,

Thierry
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:45 AM   #7
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Good to have your company, Thiery. I'm in France, too (Menton), and find a Sony the best bet here. Hope you're as happy with yours as I've always been with mine. If you'd like a few books to kick off with, pop into my site (www.bewrite.net) and drop me an email (neilmarrATbewrite.net) of any books that catch your eye. I'd be happy to send them over to you as an MR pal free of any charge. All in English and only (so far) in PDF, I'm afraid. Good luck. Neil
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