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Old 09-17-2010, 06:01 AM   #151
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Palm Pilot bought in 2001. Total dead loss. Too small screen, one was pressing the next page button all the time, and the only really available formats then were pdf and some proprietary Palm thing. Pdf was hell to read with broken lines, and I couldn't interest myself enough in using the device for reading to ever master the conversion system to their ebook reader.

Now I've bought an Iriver Story, which was one of only two generally available ebook readers in Sweden. Would have preferred a Kobo or B&N's reader, but both require foreign addresses and I couldn't be bothered with the hassle. I'm happy with my Iriver, and hope that the open source world keeps updating the software, cos Iriver don't seem to be going anywhere with it.

So far I only use it for epub format, with the exception of a small txt file that I put in my Trollope folder to remind me of the order of the Barchester novels.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:50 AM   #152
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:07 AM   #153
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The Nintendo DS Lite was the first device I used as an ereader. It was fairly difficult for me to set up at the time, with the conflicting instructions, outdated or mismatched firmware, hard-to-source software, plus getting the flashcart in the first place, but when I finally managed it, I was so pleased with myself (and quite taken with the novelty of reading on split screens too). I used the Lite like this for a long time.

My first dedicated ereader was the Kobo, but that was only relatively recently, almost half a year ago.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:53 AM   #154
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:03 AM   #155
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I actually had nightmares about the Sony PRS-505 long before it even existed. In my prophetic dream, I had purchased on of the first 505 units to come off the line, and found it didn't work so well. The screen was too dark, so I had trouble reading it. If I tried reading under bright lights I got glare,and couldn't read. There were several functional problems, which Sony would not fix. Their service department tried to tell me to fix it myself. Their suggestions never worked. As the end of the warranty period drew near, I sent the unit off to Sony. They returned it...in the same package I had sent it to them in. They hadn't even opened the box, let alone repaired the unit. I began to feel like a fool for having spent so much on so useless a product. When I woke up, and told people my dream, they had no idea what I was talking about. Sony had never built anything like what I had described. No one had heard about it. That was 25 years ago. Then, one day, Sony built the damned thing, and I began hearing horror stories from friends who had bought them. I steered clear of the things...because of my old dream. I had paid attention to my dream, while my friends had not. I have also heard some good things from 505 owners. I wasn't about to tempt fate, though.
I doubt if this is prophetic, but last night I dreamed Tony Abbott* sent my daughter a Kindle.

It's odd, because (1) Tony Abbott is a Luddite and (2) my daughter has no interest in a Kindle.

* Tony Abbott is the Opposition Leader in Australia.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:19 AM   #156
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Hmm, it hasn't been long, but my first reader was a palm. I had so much fun with that thing I still have it to use as a backup until I get my second one. I've had my jetbook awhile now.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:47 AM   #157
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Palm V, 1999. I didn't begin reading primarily ebooks until devices came along with SD card slots and more memory, though. I loved reading on my Tapwave Zodiac , although I've since moved on to Android.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:27 AM   #158
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My first portable ebook reader was a Sony Clié PEGA-T615C. It wasn't my first Palm OS device, but it was the first one to have a backlight, so I could read in the dark without disturbing my bedmate. Here's my timeline:

Sony Clie PEGA-T615C (2002-03)
palmOne Tungsten E (2003-04)
Sony Clie PEGA-TG50 (2004-05)
palmOne Treo 600 (2005-07)
palmOne Tungsten X (2005-07)
palm Treo 680 Copper (2007-09)
iPhone 2G 8GB (2009)
iPhone 3G 8GB (2009 - present)

And that doesn't include any of the 6 e-Ink devices I tried out in the last 3 months!

Yeah, I'm just as much of a gadget freak as a reader
This remind me with my ebook reading timeline too...I start with PC, then sony clie SJ-22, TJ-35, Tungsten E, Tungsten T3, Tungsten W, Compaq IPAQ, TH55, SE K800i, Blackberry 7920, Iphone 3g, SmartQ7.....and finally..my K3 on the way....
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Old 09-18-2010, 02:52 PM   #159
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Like some of you, I started on a Palm V or Vx about '99 or '00. After that died, I didn't get back to e-reading till my first iPhone a couple years ago. Getting books wirelessly now makes it all easier, of course.

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Old 09-22-2010, 09:41 AM   #161
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:31 AM   #162
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The Casio Zoomer, ca 1993, which could read text files and some PDFs. It wasn't even my first PDA, if you count those credit-card-sized gizmos that kept addresses and phone numbers (I had several), but it was the first that had much more than basic organizer functions in it. I was introduced to ebooks through the Zoomer.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:04 PM   #163
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