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Old 01-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #46
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I would Never be away from a socket for over 10 hours of continuos pad use.

this isnt the device for you but the fact is taht for a device that can do what this can that 10 hours of movie watching is very very good.

your 40" screen is far too big for me to carry on the train and I have no chance of getting it on a plane. that doesnt mean I feel the need to go "40 inch screen, meh"

If all you do is read then fine eink it is for you. But I read, browse the web, and play games oh and watch films and listen to music. a dedicated ereader with 40hrs battery that cant do any of that, meh!

Im not typing this on one of my 5 eink reading devices because...I cant.
Hence why I said 'meh' for 10 hours. If this was a proper laptop or even a netbook 10 hours would be great, but it's not. It doesn't do anything I want or need, so it's 'meh' to me. My eink reader is 6 inch, I can drop it into my pocket and it does what I need it to do. My laptop is 11inch, it does web browsing, video, word processing and all the rest and I get 4 hours from it (which is enough for that device and how I use it). Again, this is 'Mobileread', not moible-everything-else.

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Old 01-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #47
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I must admit, I am interested. I have an iPhone, and with all the apps I already have ready to transfer to the iPad..... pretty sweet. Including of course the reading of all Kindle, B&N and heck, every ebook format. If it TRULY gets 10 hours battery life, and the price is not too extreme.... it just might seduce me.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:56 PM   #48
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iBooks..hmm..looks like they have aimed for it..
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:56 PM   #49
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I refuse to read iBooks. Meh.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:57 PM   #50
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:58 PM   #51
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They bought out one of the current iPhone book app makers, looks like.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:59 PM   #52
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But they are using ePub.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:59 PM   #53
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ibooks prices seem standard - are they going for a superior experience? Will ibooks be available on iphones/ipods?
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:59 PM   #54
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ePub.... they are going to be using ePub. At the very least it will be another source of books assuming the DeDRM schemes out there work.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:59 PM   #55
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Hmmmm... Just as I was about to suggest that the thing isn't over yet:-

"Launching an app called iBooks. It’s integrated with an iBook store from which you can purchase and d/l books direct to the iPad. They’ve partnered with Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, MacMillan and Hachett Book Group..."

I'm shocked at the screen ratio, tbh - I mean 4:,3 not widescreen or 'A' proportions; way too 'square' for me, I think

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Old 01-27-2010, 01:59 PM   #56
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iBooks is ePub?

Gizmodo says iBooks uses ePub!
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:59 PM   #57
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But they are using ePub.
yes..interesting!
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:00 PM   #58
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I'm glad they chose ePub. I just hope they let you read your own books and not just ones you buy from them.
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:00 PM   #59
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Will it be yet a third DRM scheme for the iBook ePub?
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:01 PM   #60
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The native format is ePub.... awesome! This may put ePub over the top as the standard....
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