|12-26-2011, 10:05 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Kindle 3
Best ereader with (simplified) Chinese support in Australia
I'm looking to buy an ereader for my boyfriend, who will primarily read simplified chinese ebooks (DRM-free epub). What is the best current gen ebook reader that I can buy in Australia or that will ship to Australia?
I've only researched the Kindle Touch and Sony PRS-T1
KT - doesn't support epub, but presumably Calibre will convert without much hassle. (I have a K3 but it doesn't show simplified chinese properly (some characters are boxes) - has this been fixed with the KT?)
PRS-T1 - doesn't support chinese unless a 3rd party app is installed (I assume the device has to be rooted first...). The features seem very impressive though. However, it's hugely overpriced in Australia (T1 is US$99 at the moment and AU$179 )
Haven't really heard anything good about the kobo and am leaning more towards touch screen devices... I don't think he'll be too fussed about the screen as long as the loading and page flipping is fast.
|12-27-2011, 04:41 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: HP Touchpad, Sony Duo 13, Lumia 920, Kobo Aura HD
|12-29-2011, 08:59 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Device: Sony PRS-350, Kobo AuraHD/Aura6"/AuraH2O/GloHD/AuraOne
If you want to get an idea of what it looks like, you could attach a small sample Chinese epub (no copyright, no DRM) and I could try to photograph it for you.
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