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Old 09-14-2010, 07:53 AM   #1
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MicroCruz Reader and Tablet (at Borders)

See here.

Unfortunately the video only shows the tablet, not the reader.

Any opinions on these?
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:08 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, Borders doesn't sell across borders, so I can't check this out. However, I think I saw some mention of these in the Android forums. I'm waiting until I can see these things in Canada before I do any serious shopping.
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They supposedly ship internationally, but I can't find out for sure yet.
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I don't like the kobo reader software for other devices. You can't seem to side-load your own books etc to view with it.

Can I install 3rd party e-reader software on this?
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:39 PM   #5
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I don't like the kobo reader software for other devices. You can't seem to side-load your own books etc to view with it.

Can I install 3rd party e-reader software on this?
Our iphone and ipad apps now allow side-loading epubs / pdfs. Expect the same functionality to come to other platforms soon.
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I haven't gotten an answer to my query about intl. shipping.
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Thanks for letting me know that; I'm glad Kobo made that move. But still, I'd like to know if this device can load any of the android e-readers mentioned in the below thread:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70921

I like the idea of the android platform but I keep reading how the carriers lock down the device and not allow you to upgrade it etc. I'm wondering if the same thing will happen with the android tablet/e-reader variants.

I want total control of the hardware I buy.
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Thanks for letting me know that; I'm glad Kobo made that move. But still, I'd like to know if this device can load any of the android e-readers mentioned in the below thread:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70921

I like the idea of the android platform but I keep reading how the carriers lock down the device and not allow you to upgrade it etc. I'm wondering if the same thing will happen with the android tablet/e-reader variants.

I want total control of the hardware I buy.
On the Velocity Micro device, I'm not 100% sure. I moved off that particular project while it was in its infancy.

I'm pretty sure if you can find an .apk you'd be able to install it. I don't think it has access to Android market yet. I'll try and find out for you.
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