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Old 05-05-2010, 10:15 PM   #1
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Got my PB 302 and have a few questions.

My PB 302 arrived Tuesday and I am mostly impressed. I have a few observations and questions.
  • Keyboard in the dictionary is unusable. The dictionary works pretty well. I downloaded and installed the Webster 1913 Dictionary and it works fine. BUT, when I select the keyboard I get a keyboard like the second picture that Kacir posted here. I have tried different combinations of keyboard settings in the reader and none of them seem to affect what keyboard comes up in the dictionary.
  • When I have zoomed a PDF to "Fit Width" I can't scroll with any buttons. I have to drag the document on the screen. All in all a minor annoyance.
  • A lot of people have said the screen is shiny and it is. It is shinier than the PRS 600 that I tried. I have a matte screen protector on the way and hopefully that fixes it.
  • There is one epub that I created in Calibre that I can't read. It opens fine and the table of contents work fine. But when I open and article the screen flashes momentarily and I can see the article then the screen turns black. I hope I just have to play with the Calibre recipe there. On the bright side, the Sony couldn't even open that epub.
  • The behavior of the reader is inconsistent.
    • I've yet to figure out what's going to cause the screen to rotate. Some times it rotates at the slightest tilt, other times you can hold it sideways for 10 minutes and it will never tilt.
    • Menus don't always pop up when I tap the screen. Sometimes I have had to leave a book and come back in before the menus start working.
    • I've been using the rotate menu all day and didn't realize until 20 minutes ago the it had four sets of "ABC" on it at four orientations so you could choose the one to rotate to. The menu was just blank and I happened to hit the right place.
    • Several times when I've opened some PDFs the reader has zoomed to -4000% (I don't even know what that means) and the screen is blank. I can zoom to the appropriate setting and all is good.
  • I really like the way the table of contents works. It could use some refinements but in general it is excellent.
  • I've yet to get the wireless to work. Still working on that.
In general I think I like it. I'll let you know more in the coming days.

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Old 05-06-2010, 02:59 AM   #2
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[*]Keyboard in the dictionary is unusable. The dictionary works pretty well. I downloaded and installed the Webster 1913 Dictionary and it works fine. BUT, when I select the keyboard I get a keyboard like the second picture that Kacir posted here. I have tried different combinations of keyboard settings in the reader and none of them seem to affect what keyboard comes up in the dictionary.
Dictionary from PocketBook 301 and 360 doesn't work (well, it obviously does, only the keyboard doesn't). You need to create/download from PocketBook a new dictionary.
I have learned that from a distributor when I reported the bud I found.
The dictionary must be generated specifically for PocketBook 302.
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:10 AM   #3
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You need to create/download from PocketBook a new dictionary.
There are no 302-specific files of any kind at http://www.pocketbookreader.com/Downloads.html. Are they somewhere else?
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:47 AM   #4
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I downloaded the dictionary from this thread. That works fine when I look up words in a book I'm reading but when I try to then type anything that's when I have a problem, I really think it's a bug in the pocketbook.

p.s. Thinking about it, I see what Kacir is saying. The dictionary I have was created for the PB360. So switched to the regular (Ukrainian or Russian, idk) dictionary and the keyboard was right.

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My PB 302 arrived Tuesday and I am mostly impressed.
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In general I think I like it. I'll let you know more in the coming days.
Jim, I am very happy to know that overall you liked the reader .
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Old 05-08-2010, 03:34 PM   #6
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  • The behavior of the reader is inconsistent.
    • I've yet to figure out what's going to cause the screen to rotate. Some times it rotates at the slightest tilt, other times you can hold it sideways for 10 minutes and it will never tilt.
    • I've been using the rotate menu all day and didn't realize until 20 minutes ago the it had four sets of "ABC" on it at four orientations so you could choose the one to rotate to. The menu was just blank and I happened to hit the right place.
  • I've yet to get the wireless to work. Still working on that.
Because the rotate menu wasn't displaying all the time, I didn't realize what rotate mode I was going into. Now I know that tapping one of the edges locks it into a particular mode (landscape, protrait 90, etc.) while tapping it in the center puts it into auto mode.

I got wifi working. I don't know why it didn't work before. I didn't do anything to make it start working. Now I'm waiting for a somewhat more mature browser.

I installed GrayNM's fb reader and it really improved the reading experience on this.

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Jim, I am very happy to know that overall you liked the reader .
Hello Tatiana. This is a great product you're selling. There is one thing I'm going to have to get fixed. In direct sunlight, when I change the page the next page is faded. Sometimes it's unreadable.
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Because the rotate menu wasn't displaying all the time, I didn't realize what rotate mode I was going into. Now I know that tapping one of the edges locks it into a particular mode (landscape, protrait 90, etc.) while tapping it in the center puts it into auto mode.

I got wifi working. I don't know why it didn't work before. I didn't do anything to make it start working. Now I'm waiting for a somewhat more mature browser.

I installed GrayNM's fb reader and it really improved the reading experience on this.


Hello Tatiana. This is a great product you're selling. There is one thing I'm going to have to get fixed. In direct sunlight, when I change the page the next page is faded. Sometimes it's unreadable.
The more mature browser (based on Webkit) is nearly ready and there will be a beta version in late May if everything works out right.
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Will be here pretty soon now, in the next weeks.
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Hello Tatiana. This is a great product you're selling. There is one thing I'm going to have to get fixed. In direct sunlight, when I change the page the next page is faded. Sometimes it's unreadable.
Hello Jim! Thank you again. I am sorry to hear about the fading screen issue. As discussed via emails please contact our service hot line if the problem persists: 1 877 326 0196, ext 2 (8am-6pm CST, Monday to Friday).
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302 with the matter screen should be available for sale in the USA in a few days. I will let all know once we have them.
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302 with the matter screen should be available for sale in the USA in a few days. I will let all know once we have them.
It'd be nice to see a video review. I have a PRS 600 but I'd consider switching to the 302 if glare is much reduced and the contrast is better.
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Dictionary from PocketBook 301 and 360 doesn't work (well, it obviously does, only the keyboard doesn't). You need to create/download from PocketBook a new dictionary.
I have learned that from a distributor when I reported the bud I found.
The dictionary must be generated specifically for PocketBook 302.
I can't confirm this. I transfered the dictionary directly from my PB360 to the PB302 and it works fine.

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It'd be nice to see a video review. I have a PRS 600 but I'd consider switching to the 302 if glare is much reduced and the contrast is better.
The-eBook-Reader is planning to do a review, not sure it will be a video though. Please see this thread:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83562


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