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Old 08-16-2008, 04:02 AM   #1
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I use this a lot and love it apart from the fact that I cannot read the books offline.

I think with the latest firmware the Sony can enable this offline support, see email below.

If you like this idea, please send similar requests to


I have a Sony PRS-505 reader which supports the Epub format.

It would be great if you could download a book to this device and read it offline (train etc)
I understand the objections because you also want people to buy the print copy or not have the book after membership expires.

However I believe that Epub supports a borrowed model, where you could expire the book after x number of days.

So if you had a number of book download tokens per membership month and then expired the book after a time period on the device this would work really well for offline readers...

What do you think !

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