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Old 07-12-2006, 07:07 PM   #1
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Sony Reader video review at PCMag.com

There is finally some news about the Sony Reader. Our valued member DiabloNL pointed us to this link where a nice video review of the elusive device was posted.

The video contains little new information apart from the fact that the shipping date is given as "September or October", but it gives a nice overview of the device, it's handling and it's features.

You can find the original thread here.
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Nice first, Commander. I'm looking forward to this unit, I think it may be the one I'm getting! The video seems to indicate there is no touch screen. Odd.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:11 AM   #5
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No, the Sony has no touch screen.
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:14 AM   #6
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No, the Sony has no touch screen.
And thats the biggest advantage of the iLiad in my opinion. But that advantage comes with a price.
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And thats the biggest advantage of the iLiad in my opinion. But that advantage comes with a price.

Touchscreen is indeed an advantage but if you just want to read books I think the Reader has the benefit of being smaller and lighter.
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Touchscreen is indeed an advantage but if you just want to read books I think the Reader has the benefit of being smaller and lighter.
Thats true. And for half the price.
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but at disadvantage of having to wait 2-4 months.
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but at disadvantage of having to wait 2-4 months.

And that's exactly why I'm still thinking about the iLiad.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:17 AM   #11
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The page changes look much faster than the Iliad's. A touch screen is missing, but the thing is only for reading and bringing customers to their book selling market.
You have to admit that it looks like it was drawn in the eighties. I'd love to see what Apple would do with the design part.
Even though I do not like Sony as a company, the engineering and creative people they hire do great work.
I'll buy one.
I wonder if someone is working on an interface that would let one write text faster than with a keyboard or stylus. Combine that with a small reader such as this and every student, journalist or writer would kill for it.
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The page changes look much faster than the Iliad's.
That's due to the fact the Iliad software isn't final yet, and has to read each page before changing to the next.

When the software are finalized the Iliad will have the same speed has the Sony
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:43 AM   #13
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I think the Sony device is looking better and better. The iLiad is too much (money) for me, the V2 is too far away... The only competitor would be a modified V8, and that's only if LVD hurries up.

Patience. I need patience. Oooommmm.

Great video, DiabloNL!
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A touchscreen is not necessary for simple reading applications; I turn that feature off in eReader on my Palm.

The only thing I find disconcerting is the flash to a full black screen as part of the page change. I understand why it does that, but after using a Palm and a eb-1150 it is visually going to take getting used to.

I hope there will be an option for left-justification/ragged right. The kerning on some of the lines in that video were real rough.

What I want to know is why we're getting a review that is still two to three months out, assuming it doesn't get "delayed" again.

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