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Old 07-15-2010, 10:09 PM   #61
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I'm curious why people are excited about the colors. They sell skins for all sorts of gadgets, in a huge selection of colors and designs. Is it because they don't sell skins for lesser-selling e-readers? (I've never used a skin, but people on the Amazon Kindle board are always going on about them, and say they work well.)
You can get pre-sized skins for the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony, and i-anything, but that's about it in the e-reader category. We're excited about the colors because we can't get skins made for our particular reader.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:39 PM   #62
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All true.
Looking at the internals of ebook readers it seems everything in them, except the screen, is essentially cell-phone tech. So, once the market matures (not now, not soon) we could expect low-end reader pricing to follow low-end cellphone price curves, with an added cost for the screen. With that as a guideline I'd say the pricing floor looks to be in the $49-79 range. But at that point, sales would have to run into the tens of millions worldwide to get screen costs low enough.
And that's not happening just yet.
You can get cell phone for free with one or two year contract so if companies will sell tens of millions ebook readers they most likely will offer it for free with ebook subscription.
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fjtorres you can buy a Jetbook light at newegg for 90$. So I don't see any reason why you wouldn't see the mini below that price at some point in the first 3 - 4 months after release.

Which is why I posted the 80$ pricepoint question. I truly think thats what they are aiming for, and possibly below 75$.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:04 AM   #64
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Im actually on vacation right now with sporadic internet but... I contacted Ectaco and while i cant confirm anything about the Mini at the moment I can say that once I get back next week we will officially become a reseller of JetBooks starting with the JetBook Lite.. with more to come
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Im actually on vacation right now with sporadic internet but... I contacted Ectaco and while i cant confirm anything about the Mini at the moment I can say that once I get back next week we will officially become a reseller of JetBooks starting with the JetBook Lite.. with more to come
nice! congrats on that. i might need me some jetBook MINI's if you get those!
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:28 PM   #66
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Im actually on vacation right now with sporadic internet but... I contacted Ectaco and while i cant confirm anything about the Mini at the moment I can say that once I get back next week we will officially become a reseller of JetBooks starting with the JetBook Lite.. with more to come
This sounds a whole lot like they are coming out with something!!!

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Wait! Does the coupon say it gets 70 hours of reading?!
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Wait! Does the coupon say it gets 70 hours of reading?!
Nice - 3 times more than jetBook Lite. Can you read more pages on JBM if compare with Nook and Kindle?
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:24 PM   #69
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I read a page in 20 seconds in my Pocketbook, which has a 5 inch screen. That means, I read 3 pages per minute, 180 per hour. 70 hours would equate 12,600 pages, with a fully efficient system. That being impossible, I shall take away 10% of battery life since I must operate my reader, and do other battery-consuming processes with it. If those numbers make sense, I have more than 11,000 pages for the reader, which is a high number, but around the usual estimates.
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Wait! Does the coupon say it gets 70 hours of reading?!
The 70 hours is more about the lithium batteries than the jetBook. I don't think everyone would be splurging for those batteries. The cost plus the fact that they are single-use would dissuade some from buying them.
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I propose a wager.

Whoever guesses MSRP and release date wins madddd karma You can say what color you want to make it interesting. Keep in mind the coupon was in the store and expires in DEC 10 so it has to be out within that time.

$119/Aug20/Yellow

I will only count price in whole numbers. Release date will be the official day Ectaco announces anything.
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