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Old 07-31-2010, 05:44 PM   #31
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:49 PM   #32
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My first ebook reader was a Palm Vx PDA with ereader software (I don't remember the name of it, but it was a freeware program). I later replaced that with the Palm Reader software and used it until I got a Sony PRS-500.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:57 PM   #34
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and therein lies my ereading journey. I still own and actively use them all. (306 books on my sony, 4 books on my curve, 15 books on my touch, currently)
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:32 PM   #35
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:09 PM   #36
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:30 PM   #37
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I started reading on my laptop around the beginning of 2009 (give or take a few months). I got my Astak EZ Reader Basic in June, 2009 and an iPod Touch in late 2009. I still use all 3 regularly, but I'm now looking for something that's backlit but with a larger screen than the Touch. I recently bought "The Book" by Augen and I do like reading on it, but it doesn't have all the functions I'd like and the ergonomics aren't quite right for me, so I think it's going back. Now I'm leaning toward getting a 7" Android tablet.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:32 PM   #38
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My first e-reader is the current nook I bought back in feb. Prior I read mostly dead tree books, a (very) few on my PC, and the rest I would print out. I used to print 300 page books in font size 5-6 (whichever was readable, depending on the printer) 3 columns per page. You'd be surprised how much you can fit onto a single page if you can read super small print.

Of course my vision get blurry real fast after 3 feet these days...
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:11 PM   #39
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I started with Microsoft Reader, graduated to Mobipocket and finally to FREDA (ePUB) before purchasing my Sony PRS-300.

I still use Mobipocket on my smartphone though
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:34 PM   #40
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:29 AM   #41
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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

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Old 08-01-2010, 05:04 AM   #42
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Mine was one of the Visors. I got the expansion module that let me use SmartMedia cards as storage for the books.

(I'm taking device to exclude computers)
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:50 AM   #43
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Yeah, I'm just as much of a gadget freak as a reader
Me too. Thanks for sharing the detailed timeline.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:20 AM   #44
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From there I moved to a Philips Velo 500:
http://the-gadgeteer.com/1998/06/05/...00_hpc_review/

...Then, an HP Jornada 568...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jornada_560_series

Which was *Really* good (MSReader + Mobipocket) so I stayed the course until I moved to the Dell Axim x51v:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell_Ax...xim_X51_family

...and, simultaneously:
http://reviews.cnet.com/mobile-conne...-20627295.html

With those two I was set until I got a BeBook in 2008. I fooled around with the firmware-of-the-month-club until I had enough and got the PB360 in november 2009.

I added a refurb K2 this spring and I'm looking to the release of the PB901 and the ULVCore CPU Win7 tablets next spring as candidates for my large format ereading. (The TC1000 is still working fine but the power switch is looking to die soon and the repair estimate was not good.)

Along the way I've played with a lot of other PDA, eReader, and tablet hardware but that's what I've dropped my money on. At the time, they all satisfied.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:23 AM   #45
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