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Old 07-31-2010, 12:03 PM   #1
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What was your first e-reading device?

I got my first cell phone ten years ago, and this made me think about how I started reading e-books.

My first e-reading device was a Motorola MPx200 smartphone with Mobipocket. This was in 2004. Since then, I've owned five more e-reading devices, which I've detailed (with pictures!) in a blog post. But my basic story is MPx200 to iPad, 2004-2010. What's yours?
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:10 PM   #2
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:33 PM   #4
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:37 PM   #5
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:48 PM   #6
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:51 PM   #7
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:52 PM   #8
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:54 PM   #9
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A "Psion 3" in (now I've looked in up on Wikipedia) 1991.


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Old 07-31-2010, 12:55 PM   #10
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:57 PM   #11
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My desktop computer

It was lousy for the job. I like to slouch, move about so I continued to buy dead trees, because I could not justify buying a $500 PDA just to read books.


Last year, the Pocket EZ came out with the features and control placement I wanted (and none of the ones I did not want) and at my price point limit.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:12 PM   #12
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A "Psion 3" in (now I've looked in up on Wikipedia) 1991.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:34 PM   #13
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:34 PM   #14
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