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Old 07-05-2010, 09:11 AM   #31
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Me too if it is from Sony and standard ratio, not like 900.
Yep, though I'm not fixated on Sony. If another company will come out with an 9.7in eInk pearl device, which will have good support for both ePub and PDF - I'll gladly buy from them.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:01 PM   #32
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I'm usually like that Oh, if i wait 3 more months, a much better device will be out! Three months later: "but there'll be a better one in 3 more months!"
Absolutely.

A bit off topic however, are you from the Netherlands? Maybe stereoscopic, forgive me but, I love what Andre Rieu does. Have most of his DVD's.
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I'm usually like that Oh, if i wait 3 more months, a much better device will be out! Three months later: "but there'll be a better one in 3 more months!"
LOL. This reminds me of this ireaderreview.com article I found that might be useful for people who like waiting around for just the right moment to buy new tech.
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:47 PM   #34
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We'll have to move to a bigger boat - not enough space .

...Apart from the fact that this time I'll probably spring for the bigger screen.
Better make it a cruise ship. I haven't found anything yet that's a compelling upgrade from my 505, but the Pearl may tip the balance.

I just hope they don't put a touchscreen on it and ruin the contrast.

And just to be different, I'd probably prefer a smaller screen, but then I use my iPad for larger PDFs. I just use my reader for pouring through streams of text.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:21 AM   #35
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Absolutely.

A bit off topic however, are you from the Netherlands? Maybe stereoscopic, forgive me but, I love what Andre Rieu does. Have most of his DVD's.
What he did was making classical music popular again

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LOL. This reminds me of this ireaderreview.com article I found that might be useful for people who like waiting around for just the right moment to buy new tech.
Fun read

And that's why I bought my JE100 on the day it arrived... No regrets, because it was shiny and now (the same for my Mini...)
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:46 AM   #36
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I too think we shouldn't wait forever: because there will always be a better deal in the future.
That said, I wish the new 9'' screen e-reader (Asus DR900, Copia Ocean 9 and the like) does not take long: at least, the manufacturers give a reliable release date...
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:43 PM   #37
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I'd love to see the "old" and "new" kindle DX's side by side. In action, that is.
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Has anyone recieved one of the DX's with the new screen yet? I'd even accept a side-by-side with the new DX and the K2 just to show the screen differences.


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Edit: Disregard the question, I just noticed it's not being released until the 7th. I'm sure once they are out there we'll get a side-by comparison.

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Old 07-06-2010, 07:15 PM   #38
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I've been wanting a new DX since the international version came out because Sprint coverage is almost non-existent at my house, but I've been waiting for some other improvement to help justify it. This is it. I predict that my wife will break down and give her approval by the end of the week.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:35 AM   #39
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Don't think that's the question of the majority of people at all. If that were true, then no one would have bought the original crank telephone, no one would have bought a model T Ford, or the 3" black and white TV, or even a flat screen TV for that matter, a VCR, a refrigerator that used ice, an outhouse, the Apple 1, the IBM XT, microwave oven, wind up watch, slide rule, fountain pen, air conditioner, electric sweeper, pencil sharpener or any else that has improved it design over time.
I agree as well that it can be the question for some people. I just bricked my PRS-600 (R.I.P) and wonder now, whether to wait a few month before buying a new one.
Why ?
- Because there is a lot of movement going on at the moment (prices are dropping and competition seems to increase)

- And because I am defintetly waiting now for one with a good pdf support including annotations.

I guess what I want to say is, that people have different needs and sometimes it could be worth waiting a little and reading old fashioned books meanwhile
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:55 PM   #40
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Great-- now there's the iPad and the Eink Pearl.
I have to admit - Tampax Pearl tampons was the first image that popped into my mind when I heard the name "Pearl".
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:46 PM   #41
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I'm sure that are plenty of photos comparing the two DXs but when I opened my Graphite DX yesterday evening I was seriously impressed. It has significantly better contrast than my original DX and I thought that it had better contrast than my K2US. I can read in lower light without increasing the font size.

It'll be great once the "Pearl" is used in smaller devices but I'm loving my new DX.
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I'm sure that are plenty of photos comparing the two DXs but when I opened my Graphite DX yesterday evening I was seriously impressed. It has significantly better contrast than my original DX and I thought that it had better contrast than my K2US. I can read in lower light without increasing the font size.

It'll be great once the "Pearl" is used in smaller devices but I'm loving my new DX.
Good to hear. I've seen the new DX and it is definitely much improved. Not planning on getting it myself as it doesn't seem totally worth it just for better contrast alone, but I would also love to see a Kindle 3 with a pearl screen.
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Increased contrast is good. A little more robust would also be good. I have had my Kindle for some time and no trouble but I do nurse it and avoid taking it into hostile environments.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:46 AM   #44
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"As the electronic reading market continues to expand, there are more opportunities for expansion not only in the e-book space, but also for e-newspapers, e-magazines and e-textbooks,"

OMFG! Not only in the e-book space, but also e-textbooks?!?!1
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As others have said if you're going to hold out for the better tech then you will never buy anything. I mean Pearl is good but we already have coloured eInk out there that has a high refresh rate such as Pixel Qi although they still refer to it as a type of LCD.
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