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Old 01-11-2010, 06:59 AM   #61
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Oh yeah I forgot about the cover and charger. I was very tempted by it when Best Buy had it on sale for $40 off. Almost pulled the trigger but instead went into a cool dark room until the feeling passed.
Yes, I hope I don't run into it on a dark and lonely night with money in my pocket (or a credit card, even worse), I'd be in for trouble
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With Jinke you can download the source code from their website as well as the SDK.

I think this apparent 'glut' in the ereader market is media analysts are wanting to see a multi function device - ereader, web surfing, videos etc, yet the general ereader consumers want solid and reliable ereaders.
Or cheaper, or better quality.

Instead, we get a surge of virtually identical readers that do nothing especially well, including book viewing.

Many people want to offset the sacrifice in quality with an increase in functionality. That's where the desire for video and web browsing and other things seems to come from.

I'd personally be happy with a good dedicated device. I was hoping one would come out of CES, but apparently not.
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Plus the wireless. (not that I care myself about that).
I disagree. The wireless isn't a feature because you can't do anything with it.
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Weird... I had to enter the full justification in my CSS for my Mini to not left justify...

Solicitous, don't you have to register with them first?
You do, but it is free and instant. No big deal I've done it - essentially an email address and password.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:27 AM   #65
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I disagree. The wireless isn't a feature because you can't do anything with it.
Nate, it doesn't matter if YOU can't do anything with it. It is a feature. Some readers don't have it, some do, some people want it.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:30 AM   #66
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Nate, it doesn't matter if YOU can't do anything with it. It is a feature. Some readers don't have it, some do, some people want it.
No, _no_one_ can do anything with it. It is only good for accessing the Sony store, which is why I described it that way. If you refer to it as wireless, it creates the impression that you can do other things besides access the Sony store.

If someone wants to buy the Daily Edition because of the wireless then that person is deceiving himself. If one wants to buy it to access the Sony store directly, then that's a different matter.
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No, _no_one_ can do anything with it. It is only good for accessing the Sony store, which is why I described it that way. If you refer to it as wireless, it creates the impression that you can do other things besides access the Sony store.

If someone wants to buy the Daily Edition because of the wireless then that person is deceiving himself. If one wants to buy it to access the Sony store directly, then that's a different matter.
Nate, it doesn't matter, it IS a feature.

Wireless does not by any stretch of the imagination imply full internet access. That's never been the case with ebook readers.

Just like the touch-screen is a feature. Doesn't matter that you can't do digital art with it.

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No, _no_one_ can do anything with it. It is only good for accessing the Sony store, which is why I described it that way. If you refer to it as wireless, it creates the impression that you can do other things besides access the Sony store.

If someone wants to buy the Daily Edition because of the wireless then that person is deceiving himself. If one wants to buy it to access the Sony store directly, then that's a different matter.
No, not just for the Sony store... The wireless is also for receiving your daily content, sure I could connect to PC every morning and download stuff but there is something very appealing to just turning it on and having my newspaper, magazines, and any other daily content (I'm sure they'll add more too) download automatically while the coffee is brewing.

Some of the other reasons were the slightly larger size, the reports of better screen clarity/contrast, and (as has been mentioned) the two included covers. The covers alone I figured at at least a $40 - $50 value, then when Best Buy came out with the $40 off, wrap that up with about $7 in reward zone rebates and it was too good to pass up.
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No, not just for the Sony store... The wireless is also for receiving your daily content, sure I could connect to PC every morning and download stuff but there is something very appealing to just turning it on and having my newspaper, magazines, and any other daily content (I'm sure they'll add more too) download automatically while the coffee is brewing.

Some of the other reasons were the slightly larger size, the reports of better screen clarity/contrast, and (as has been mentioned) the two included covers. The covers alone I figured at at least a $40 - $50 value, then when Best Buy came out with the $40 off, wrap that up with about $7 in reward zone rebates and it was too good to pass up.
I only got the one cover, and it appears to be permanently attached.
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I only got the one cover, and it appears to be permanently attached.
You don't know how to remove the cover or margin crop and you're already telling people not to buy it? Odd.
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I only got the one cover, and it appears to be permanently attached.
I guess, technically, it is a cover and a case, but you have to remove the cover to get it in the case. I've read that it is tricky to remove the cover and the pins that hold it are sort of fragile and break easy. Instructions are on page 18 of the user manual.
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You don't know how to remove the cover or margin crop and you're already telling people not to buy it? Odd.
I always read the manual second. If there is a useful feature that I can't figure out without reading the manual then there is something wrong with the design. And besides, I got it Thursday night in the middle of CES. I didn't have time to read the manual.

And after having looked through the manual, I now know that the Caselogic case I received is the second cover everyone is referring to. When we got it the Sony people made it sound like an optional extra they were lending us just to make sure the Daily Edition was safe.

You have to remove the attached cover to use the Caselogic case, and it's pretty bulky.
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It's nice that it comes with a decent cover. For all their other devices, Sony have switched to just supplying a carrying pouch, which isn't nearly as good as a proper cover.
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A note about the second cover

It doesn't come in the same retail box as the Daily Edition. I got it with a little cardboard sleeve bearing a Caselogic label.
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It's nice that it comes with a decent cover. For all their other devices, Sony have switched to just supplying a carrying pouch, which isn't nearly as good as a proper cover.
The cover is pretty different from the 500/600/700 covers. It isn't a full cover, but something to cover the front of the reader. It clips in place on the back near the 'spine' and folds over the front of the reader. The back of the device remains exposed, has the same sort of texture, but is part of the plastic removable back.

It does work well to cover the front of the reader while keeping the profile as slim as possible (it is thicker than the 505/600).
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