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Old 05-18-2010, 07:02 AM   #1
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New bookeen website.

Bookeen finally updated theirs website. Looks nice.

But you can't logon to access download page.
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Interesting.

But I thought that the new Opus was supposed to be "updated". Other than new colors, I don't see any changes to the specs. It's cheaper than before, but, then, the "old" Opus is going for only $180 on Amazon.com.
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Interesting.

But I thought that the new Opus was supposed to be "updated". Other than new colors, I don't see any changes to the specs. It's cheaper than before, but, then, the "old" Opus is going for only $180 on Amazon.com.
from what i hear the new opus has a new accelerometer and has been optimised (both hardware and firmware) for significantly improved battery life ; this is to take advantage of the new sleep mode.
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from what i hear the new opus has a new accelerometer and has been optimised (both hardware and firmware) for significantly improved battery life ; this is to take advantage of the new sleep mode.
That's what I understood as well from E-ReaderInfo but I can't find any of that information on Bookeen's web site.

I'm concerned that those features will be available "soon" in a firmware upgrade ("soon" meaning "in about a year").
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:02 AM   #5
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I'm concerned that those features will be available "soon" in a firmware upgrade ("soon" meaning "in about a year").
Nah, sooner than that.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:17 AM   #6
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from what i hear the new opus has a new accelerometer and has been optimised (both hardware and firmware) for significantly improved battery life ; this is to take advantage of the new sleep mode.
I should be able to compare in 2 or 3 days, mine (shiny blue one) should already be on its way.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:08 AM   #7
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I should be able to compare in 2 or 3 days, mine (shiny blue one) should already be on its way.
I tried to order mine yesterday, but the site never asked for my credit card info. The "order" is listed as "pending", but the reader is still in my shopping cart.

Very strange. I've sent them an email about it, but I have yet to hear back.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:50 PM   #8
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I tried to order mine yesterday, but the site never asked for my credit card info. The "order" is listed as "pending", but the reader is still in my shopping cart.

Very strange. I've sent them an email about it, but I have yet to hear back.
I didn't wait for them updating their website.
I've ordered on Monday from one of their dealers, who claimed having them on stock. We'll see...Theoretically, it should be here tomorrow or the day after.
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I tried to order mine yesterday, but the site never asked for my credit card info. The "order" is listed as "pending", but the reader is still in my shopping cart.

Very strange. I've sent them an email about it, but I have yet to hear back.
Contact Bookeen, there should be remaining bug in their website..
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Contact Bookeen, there should be remaining bug in their website..
There was, but they fixed it by Friday when I tried again.

Then my orders kept being cancelled after I entered my credit card info. I found out that it was because my credit card company kept declining the charges. But since I never got a message that the change had been declined, I didn't know until later. *Sigh*

It's all corrected now. The order for my new orange Opus is in "processing" now.
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Good choice ^^

The orange one was marvelous on their Paris's Bookfair stand
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:17 AM   #12
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ooh, i agree ! the orange is really gorgeous, it's like copper, so pretty, and really unusual. i think all the steampunkers are going to love it (it is copper they like, right ? or is it brass ? i can't remember). you'll post photos when you get it, right ?
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If anyone from the U.S. is ordering, just an FYI.

My new Opus got hung up in Customs because they needed more information about it. Specifically what it was and whether it had a radio or not.

Hopefully, if customs clears it today, I'll have it tomorrow, but it is delaying me getting my new toy.
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