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Old 11-21-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
Im in the market for an ebook reader after seeing that the kindle2 has come to canada. Here are the features i want:

Heres what im interested in:

Kindle2: newspapers downloaded directly each day , RSS feeds, but no good PDF support and dont know about txt

Sony pocket reader: library access (awesome), html, pdf and txt support
-no newspapers
-no rss

unless there is a workaround i am unaware of.


basically what i want is something that can reader PDF, html, and txt. Preferably be able to get newspapers on it, and preferably have rss feeds as well. The sony library access is awesome but not a necessity. what do u guys suggest? basically the only thing turning me off from the kindle 2 right now is the fact that there are too many functions disabled in canada like wispernet and the pdf conversion stuff, no browser, no internet other than wikipedia etc. Sony reader looks awesome but lack of newspapers kinda turns me off as well. But then again Kindle doesnt have the exact newspaper i want (edmonton journal) but they do have the globe and mail.



Overall what do u guys think is the best thing to get? I would preferably like to spend a max of $250, but id be willing to go to $300 for something better.


the device needs to be thin and light with a good UI similar to sony/kindle.



Im in canada so please help me out on that basis
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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You can get newspaper and rss feeds using Calibre with a Sony ereader.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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how does that work? Each morning sync it?
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how does that work? Each morning sync it?
You can set up timers, add your own rss feeds, download on demand. Not that familiar with it but many people use this feature.
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Sounds good I'm sold on sony. But what's the difference between the 300 505 600, and whcih one do you guys suggest
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300 is 5" no sd card, 600 6" and touch some glare, 505 is 6" sd card slot and great clarity is the older version and can be hard to find. 505 is the one I purchased because of 6", sd card, and clarity, I also live in Canada
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Sounds good I'm sold on sony. But what's the difference between the 300 505 600, and whcih one do you guys suggest
Here is our wiki page on teh different models. Hope it helps.

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_devices

Here is one with a grid.

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:14 PM   #8
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How the touch screen one, is it any good? Worth the extra money? Also if I can find it is the 505 better than the 300, what's "old" about it
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thxn i got a prs 300
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