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Old 10-15-2006, 01:24 AM   #61
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Some good news!
I was at the Digital Life show at the Javits in NYC tonight, and I managed to talk to the product manager of the reader. He said that they are actually working on a hierarchal listing in a firmware upgrade.
Nice! I hope they can make this happen in an intuative way. The UI needs some help if they want to be the "iPod of eBooks".
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:29 AM   #62
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Sony PSP has some kind of input method like for typing web address etc. That 's without the use of any external keyboard. I think BobVa is right; sony can do that of thing for Reader for search capability.
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Some good news!
I was at the Digital Life show at the Javits in NYC tonight, and I managed to talk to the product manager of the reader. He said that they are actually working on a hierarchal listing in a firmware upgrade. There should also be some more interesting developer tools for creating the BBeB format sometime in the near future, as well as a few more interesting things. They do read this forum it seems, so yay.

I have to say I am really looking forward to a firmware update.
That's definitely good news!
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I started to enter your wishes into the Wiki.

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Sony_Reader_Wishlist

Just add your wishes there and continue to use this thread for discussion, and let's see what will get realized by Sony.
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:48 AM   #65
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RTF picture support for me. It would make RTF the best of all the formats. Quick to load, easy on the eye, resizable and easily available standard
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Old 10-15-2006, 08:06 PM   #66
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Make at least one of the buttons user programmable to go 'express' to a specific document I want this to quickly get to an 'info' page with phone numbers, frequent flier info etc.
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How's about CHM support? There are a lot of Help files in this format, plus page structure is flexible.
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:00 PM   #68
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I find buying books and not being able to share them with friends a real limit to EBook's success (the wife brought this up first after using the Connect store). With iTunes you can burn a CD of your bought tracks and share it with friends.

A suggestion would be to have something like a 'lending' capability for EBooks you've bought for a limited number of named friends on the Connect store so they could read them for say 60days?

I also find the lack of a BBeB creating tool really limiting for the Sony Reader, I hope, as mentioned above, something soon comes out from Sony.
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:09 PM   #69
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You can read one book on up to 6 devices same time. Probably by deauthorizing PC/Reader of one friend who alredy read the book, you can "give" it to another.
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That's 6 devices total not at a time.

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If it is 6 devices total, what is the point of de-authorization ?-)

You can also land books to the friends.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:45 AM   #72
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I was also under the impression that you can have up to 6 authorized, and the book can be read on any of them (even at the same time). And then you could swap out with another device by deauthorizing.

Is that not correct? In other words, are we really saying that at any given time, even if 6 are authorized, the book can only be on one reader at a time? How would that work? You could just pass the file to an SD card, right? And we know that in addition to the Reader, you can read it on the PC which is one of the devices.
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I don't think it's quite the same thing as it just appears to be another authorized reader. Can a Reader be authorized under two different accounts? And I guess you have to authorize the friends Reader via your own PC.
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Yep, I think that's right on. You can probably only share Connect store books across Readers authorized to the same specific account. And I am pretty sure that each Reader device can only be authorized under one account at a time.
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Oi! That'll each me to log off early!

Okay, here's the deal, I apologize in advance 'cause it's a bit complicated

A Reader can only be authorized on a single account -- when we were out at Sony, Bob, you might remember (don't know if you saw it or not) that one of the units they showed us wouldn't authorize to the Connect Store, because it was already authorized on another account. Gave a message that basically said that: already authorized to another account, or something similar.

That much I'm quite certain about.

My understanding is that a given book can only be read on up to 6 devices (one of which must be the downloading PC). Yes you can de/authorize Readers (and PC's for that matter), but once you hit six that have been authorized for a given book (even if they've since been deauthorized) it'll balk at letting you put that book on the seventh. You'll have to call and get them to reset the device count on the books.

That's what I understood to be the way it works: 6 books at a time, with a manual 'reset' process.

I'm pretty sure I understood it correctly, but I suppose it is possible that they've changed it, though I haven't seen any indications to that effect.

A couple of old posts that explain it a bit better.

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