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Yes! 127 35.57%
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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Is the Sony PRS-700 your next device?

So Sony jumped the gun and unveiled a new e-book reader... the Sony PRS-700. It looks fancier than its predecessors, has a touch screen, and a built-in LED frontlight (!).

If you were to buy a new e-book device today, would you buy the new Sony?
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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I love my Cybook, but I'm going to buy one of the PRS-700 when they hit the stores. If Sony has done a good implementation of the touchscreen, I think this will improve the mechanics of the reading experience.

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Old 10-02-2008, 07:24 PM   #4
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I'd snap it up in a second if that revamped bookstore is Mac friendly/web-based!

My thumb is developing a page-turn callous, so I love the idea of a touchscreen.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:25 PM   #5
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:38 PM   #6
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I'm a maybe.

I only say maybe because there is nothing here to make me want to upgrade (especially as I live in New Zealand) but if my 505 broke then I would replace it with a 700.......
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:49 PM   #7
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I'm a no, mostly because I don't have a use for most of the upgraded features. If something catastrophic happened to my 505, then probably.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:58 PM   #8
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I'm an "almost certainly," but I'm still using my venerable 500, so the gadget lust is strong in this one.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:18 PM   #9
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I still can't believe my 500 still works like a champ, with 2400+ "books" on board from short stories to photos to HUUUGE (a la H. P. Lovecraft's Complete Works in one volume.

So, for improved contrast and all-around latest and greatest-ness, yeah I'm going for it this time.

The one feature I really would like is solar rechargability, so far I've struck out via USB port.
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If they give me $100 for my 500 I will get one. I see no reason to trade in my 505 though.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:23 PM   #11
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:42 PM   #12
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As I have no reader for now... I think I'll wait christmas and get this one ^_^

I wanted the touch screen ability and in addition Sony is releasing the 505 in France so I can have also French books with this baby
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:00 PM   #13
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:03 PM   #14
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No, I still like my iLiad for the relatively open development environment (which Sony is never likely to allow). Also, I need annotation. But I think it will sell well, and I'd recommend it if someone asked me about readers on the market presently.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:07 PM   #15
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Love my 505 and nothing in the 700 I've heard of so far would lead me to but one right away. When my 505 fails I will certainly get another unit - either the Sony 700 (or a future model) or the next version of the Kindle. Then again, if I see it at Borders this holiday season and my credit card hasn't suffered adversely from holiday shopping for others <G>, ya never know.

If the Sony 700 had dictionary support and WiFi I would probably buy it in a minute - and have two eReaders for the household. I can't believe they put in highlighting, keyboard, annotation/notes and searching text, but not dictionary capability. However, I definitely prefer the on-screen keyboard approach of the 700 over the bulky physical keyboard on the current Kindle - great touch.

And once they add WiFi to have instant access to the Internet for buying books (which I don't tend to do anyway as I read mostly public domain novels) and looking things up in Wikopaedia, I am in.

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