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Old 05-12-2010, 05:32 PM   #1
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At last, fast PDF annotations! (Hanvon N518 with new firmware)

Finally. There it is, what I was waiting for. The new Hanvon/Hexaglot N518 firmware supports annotions in PDF, that get saved in the PDF file itself. So you can easily view the original PDF with your annotations at your PC. They also added features like search in PDF and reflow, whose absense got the N518 negative reviews in the past. Together with the fast response to pen input (look at some videos!) this finally seems to be a reader that fits my needs. As far as I can see, this is the first ebook with fast and usable PDF annotations, therefore I put this in the "News" section.
(The PocketBook 302 looked promising, but fixing the bugs in the current firmware seems to keep the PocketBook folks so busy that they still have no real PDF annotation function.)

Question is: Does the N518 live up to its advertisement? Has anyone tested the new firmware?
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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Got any links to those videos you talk about?

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Old 05-13-2010, 04:57 PM   #3
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Just search for "N518" at YouTube. For instance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcN28YIxVZc (at 1:00)
Although it seems to be a bit slower now:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7jY0I6ivKw (at 5:00)

The Sony 600 seems to be slower. (I had it worse in mind)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m4VkRbfrFY (2:50)
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:36 PM   #4
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The first video is from CBIT 2009... I doubt it shows the new firmware. Does the second video show the new firmware?

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Old 05-13-2010, 06:12 PM   #5
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No it doesn't. That's why I ask:
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Has anyone tested the new firmware?
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:16 PM   #6
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Indeed you did. I find I can read a lot more post if I don't actually read them all the way through.

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