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Old 09-12-2010, 07:42 AM   #61
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Also don't want smears on my screen where I'll be reading.
I too am really finicky about fingerprints. I have an iPod Touch that really shows off fingerprints because of the shiny smooth glass that is used. This is not the case with the new Sony's. Fingerprints are barely visible, only under certain lighting conditions and angles, and in any way detracts from the reading experience. In addition, you don't even have to touch the screen, and just a 1/4 inch swipe is all that is required to turn the page. I thought that this would be an issue, but it really wasn't.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:32 PM   #62
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It's really very impressive. How I wanted the upgrade for sooo long.
It seems that I'm nearly getting back my Clie TH-55 - of course now I don't care about the colorful backlit screen anymore. I want e-ink as I'm getting quite a lot of eye strains lately. Good job Sony!

Now I have to wonder when they will start their advance into the China and Japan market. And whether they will have Chinese or Japanese language support. I'll certainly be thrilled if they will!
I can't wait to get one. But I'm afraid I'll still have to wait. Well...

At least I still have the PRS-300 to play with at the time being.
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:54 PM   #63
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Now I really don't know what to do with my existing readers and how to justify new one.
I know, right? My 600 is only a year old, but that new screen looks so tasty!
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:24 PM   #64
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They aparently solved the glare problem and quality of the screen, great!
However, what a different does this make, if the book is not comming thru - simply because you are using chracters Sony pretend they do not exists. Try any book with these chanracters - "čřžý" and you'll see garbage. What I really don't understand - why they do not do this simple sw change? Even we - here on this forum - knew ho to do that for 505. What is so dificult on such simple stuff?
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:58 PM   #65
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Excellent video Charbax, thanks - more than good enough to see that I want one. I nearly bought a K3 now I won't.

In Spain I've no chance to see the new readers in the flesh for some time, no announcement or distribution set-up as yet.

Anybody know where will be the best place to mail order from the US?
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AFAIK, the best and the only place that ships Sony Readers outside the country is B&H Photo Video.
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I've only heard good things (and used them myself) about BHPhotoVideo.
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Ditto here. I bought my PRS-900 from them, and they can count on my dollars for a PRS-950 when it comes out.
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Sadly I've Just had a very much less than satisfactory experience with them details in this thread
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:30 PM   #66
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:56 PM   #67
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I picked a silver PRS 650 Yesterday. So far so good. I decided to sell my iPad and keep PRS 650. Ipad is great but iphone 4 does most of what I do on my ipad. As for pure reading experience, e-ink is so much better than looking at the ipad screen. PRS 650 has a beautiful screen and allows me to put my own epub files. Touch screen works well, I can highlight important text, export it to RTF later on and save it to Evernote.

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Old 09-21-2010, 04:57 AM   #68
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Sadly I've Just had a very much less than satisfactory experience with them details in this thread
This is indeed unfortunate, thanks for sharing your experience.
In fact, I didn't end up ordering my PRS-650 from them, as they didn't stock the original Sony case with reading light. I ordered it form SonyStyle direct using a mailbox forwarded in the US.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:22 AM   #69
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Thanks for the heads up!

B&H certainly look as though they have shot themselves in the foot over this - I'll not be using them.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:50 AM   #70
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Nice greasy fingerprints on that screen. Why anyone likes a touch screen with fingers is beyond me.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:29 PM   #71
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:06 AM   #72
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Nice greasy fingerprints on that screen. Why anyone likes a touch screen with fingers is beyond me.
The Sony's have a stylus...
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:56 AM   #73
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I've been thinking about buying a reader for quite some time since so many of my books literally get destroyed in transport (traveling 3 hours to and from work every day). I really like the look of the Sony PRS 650, and the dictionary function makes it even more interesting. The positive comments in this thread have definitely showed me that the new Sony Reader would be a good choice !

I also really like the new Cybook Orizon ... But then I'd have to wait until October to get one o.O And that's assuming they'll sell the Cybook Orizon in stores in Belgium so I can at least hold it and look at it before I buy it.

Don't know what to do *sigh*
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:42 PM   #74
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I just bought the PRS-600 and the new software looks much better, especially the home screen. I hope they upgrade the PRS-600 with this new software.
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:27 AM   #75
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Published to: http://armdevices.net/2010/10/18/rev...touch-edition/

Last week my Grandmother video-reviewed it as well:

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