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Old 11-15-2009, 02:37 PM   #31
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I would expect that a wife has a better trade-in value than that. I would want at least a CD of ebooks AS WELL as a 600
I think you'd have to pay for Sony to taker her off your hands. Wives can be quite expensive to maintain.
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:49 PM   #32
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This thread is beginning to read like "The Stepford Wives" - Sony version. Any way to flash an existing wife's firmware. (Oh no - just read that sentence - apologies in advance for offended sensibilities).
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:53 PM   #33
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Are you sure, it didn't get caught by you spam filter? I've had that happen a couple of times with shipping labels.
That was my first thought, but there's nothing there.
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:54 PM   #34
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I'm going to make sure she doesn't read this thread!
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:55 PM   #35
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I think you'd have to pay for Sony to taker her off your hands. Wives can be quite expensive to maintain.
Luckily this is Wife 2.0 - a much improved model!
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:00 PM   #36
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I'm going to make sure she doesn't read this thread!

Wise man.
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:14 PM   #37
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I would guess that this offer will only be available in the US, given that the PRS-500 was never officially sold elsewhere.
Ah !
The US-only update now make sence.I was wondering what had gotten into sony.
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:27 PM   #38
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Will be interesting, if this upgrade will provide support for justified text with epubs.
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:42 PM   #39
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Will be interesting, if this upgrade will provide support for justified text with epubs.
I doubt it. It would be awful in any case. None of these devices actually support the level of precision needed to provide this is a reasonable way that does not strain your eyes.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:04 PM   #40
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THANK YOU igorsk and mobileread for letting me know about this update! I am totally going to do it. I've been somewhat unhappy with my 500 lately, and been toying with the idea of getting something else but not wanting to spend the money. Maybe this update will fix some of the problems.

As far as why they are doing this -- this may keep me from switching to a Kindle, which certainly would not help Sony at all!

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Old 11-15-2009, 09:19 PM   #41
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I doubt it. It would be awful in any case. None of these devices actually support the level of precision needed to provide this is a reasonable way that does not strain your eyes.
But, if Sony did support justified ePub with the new 500 firmware, all one would have to do is strip the DRM and change the justification in the CSS.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:40 PM   #42
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Just in case anyone else missed it, on the original post there's a link to the form on Sony's site. The button to request a prepaid UPS label seems to now be working and clicking it results in a Next Day Air label appearing in a new window. If you had trouble double check to make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off.

I'm shipping one of mine back tomorrow.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:20 AM   #43
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Does anybody know when this offer ends? I'd like to wait until the release of the PRS-900 before taking a decision.
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Does anybody know when this offer ends? I'd like to wait until the release of the PRS-900 before taking a decision.
The trade up deal is valid 'til April 30, 2010.
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Yeah, it's extremely rare to see 2-generation-old hardware receive such a level of support. It's good to see a company going the extra mile to support their early adopters when so many others would have just left hanging out to dry.

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