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Old 05-23-2006, 09:34 PM   #16
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So,I think iLiad will be delay some months.

In last week, I saw the iLiad in Beijing of China, then and there a meetting was be hold about eBooks&ePublish. iRex CEO(Hans) with Mr.Zhou attend the meetting and show iLiad in that meetting.
But the iLiad is to me disappointment:
1. Too Slowly
when open a PDF file ,It spend 14 seconds at least.
Turn page ,i must be wait 3 seconds (dully)
2.Too much BUGS
In the showing period,device died several times.


So,I think iLiad will be delay some months.
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:18 AM   #17
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It seems like Irex reserved a special site for Iliad: http://www.iliad.nl/
Still empty.
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Originally Posted by Rechard
In last week, I saw the iLiad in Beijing of China, then and there a meetting was be hold about eBooks&ePublish. iRex CEO(Hans) with Mr.Zhou attend the meetting and show iLiad in that meetting.
But the iLiad is to me disappointment:
1. Too Slowly
when open a PDF file ,It spend 14 seconds at least.
Turn page ,i must be wait 3 seconds (dully)
2.Too much BUGS
In the showing period,device died several times.


So,I think iLiad will be delay some months.
1 - Slow - it's being worked on, and it must have been a big PDF, to open my PDF's it takes 10-20 secs. Looks like a lot, but personally i don't care has long has it loads them
So far no problems with pdfs i make

Comic PDFs around 50-100 megas (manga volumes, not chapters, say 200 pages)
Text PDFs 1-2 megas (baen books, say 500-800 pages)

2 - Hope they get the caching of pages working soon so it will only take the time to update, not to "open" each page. Suppose it's a matter of habit, i really dont think about it when reading...

3 - Bugs - now this interest me. What kind of bugs? In my Iliad it has never stoped working short of empty battery
Was the device using english OS and content, or the chinese versions?
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Old 05-24-2006, 07:23 AM   #19
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I've seen the channel 4 video, and there the page update looked pretty fast actually...mut that device alos had sudoku on it, so maybe it was the "newes test Os" they were running.
I really hope they manage to make a stable OS with all features enabled fast...otherwise this could mean a heavy blow for the image of the company and the image of eink readers in gerenal.

I would still like to know how they tested the battery life (10000+ pageturns, 21 hours with some wifi usage...they said that themselves...) almost half a year ago if they still don't have an Os that is even close to complete by this time...
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2 - Hope they get the caching of pages working soon so it will only take the time to update, not to "open" each page.
Yap. It shouldnt be that hard, to prerender the following page, and on page flip do the screenupdate and afterwards render the next page. That should be sufficient for normal usage. And it shouldnt consume too much caching space. But i guess thats in the hands of the viewer, isnt it?
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