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Old 01-09-2010, 12:52 AM   #1
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Ditto Book

This company was a pleasant surprise. I first heard about them some time ago, when they were importing the stock Netronix reference model with the original firmware and offering customization services such as content loading and engraving. At the time they were barely worth a mention, but times have changed.

When I stopped by their booth today, I learned that Ditto Book now offer both the D-6, a 6" ereader with keyboard, and the D-9, a 9.7" with touchscreen. The larger one was not on hand, but they did have the D-6.

They actually have 3 devices to offer under this model name. All have keyboards, and they all come with FBReader. I identified at least one of the 6" units as being made by Insdream. You may recall I mentioned a e-reader with an unusual LCD screen a while back. That was it. The screen was a little odd, but it was usable.

Ditto Book will soon be selling the D-6 and D-9 retail at www.dittobook.com. The expected retail is $249 and $429 (they were less than certain on the price of the D-9, so it could be wrong).

P.S. In the pictures below, the gray ereader is the one with the LCD screen.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:57 AM   #2
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Which one has LCD?

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Old 01-09-2010, 12:59 AM   #3
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:48 AM   #4
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I meant "Which model?" but now I'm guessing that they won't be offering LCD. I'd prefer it, at this point, until we get a decent color screen.

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Is the ePub in the Ditto ADE or is it their own making?
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:24 AM   #7
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The limited specs on the ditto site for the d-9 does not indicate SD card support but one of the "images" seems to indicate that there is an sd card slot.
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Ditto Book D9 series specification:

* Model number: D9 series
* Screen size: 9.7"
* Resolution: 825 x 1200
* Dimension (mm): 264 x 182 x 10.5
* Color: Silver, White, Blue, Black
* Standby time: 2 weeks
* Reading playback time: 10 hours
* OS: Linux 2.6
* SDK support: yes
* Input: Touch Screen
* Processor: Samsung 2416 401MHz
* Controller: Epson
* HD capacity: Up to 16GB
* RAM capacity: 128MB + 64MB
* Rechargebale 1500mAH Li-on polymer battery
* Rear-mounted stereo speaker
* 3.5mm stereo audio jack
* WiFi 802.11 b/g
* Bluetooth 2.1
* 3G network module (optional)
* Doc formats: pdf, txt, epub, html, doc, xls, ppt
* Image formats: jpg, bmp, gif, png, tiff
* Audio formats: mp3, wma, wav
* Comics: zip package
* Languages: Chinese, English
Sorry, I am confused. Does this mean that the batteries last only 10 hrs reading time?
I know they have FM, voice recording, WiFi, (optional) 3G, but still 10 hours is a bit on the low side ...
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They simple don't put the device in sleep mode when reading. So your device work all the time during reading.
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Is the ePub in the Ditto ADE or is it their own making?
The ePub support will come from the Adobe software.
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The limited specs on the ditto site for the d-9 does not indicate SD card support but one of the "images" seems to indicate that there is an sd card slot.
the D9 will support a SD slot.
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They simple don't put the device in sleep mode when reading. So your device work all the time during reading.
This issue has been addressed. The website has also been updated to reflect this.
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