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fantic
May 4th, 2012, 06:52 AM
I know I know, Kindle is the king, and I do have lots of it at my Kindle for PC. I love Amazon and am utterly accustomed to it.
Even MANY Kindle books are cheaper than NOOK books.

But why NOOK?

I'm born that way, kinda contrarian :lol:
AND, the DESIGN :hearts: It's growing on me, WAY better than the Kindle one imo, so cute! :lol:
And it's touch and they sell for $77, $20 cheaper than Kindle Touch now (until May 12)

Maybe I should buy Nook first any buy an upgraded Kindle or Fire some time later :tape:

Sam L
May 4th, 2012, 10:36 AM
I think I will be sticking with my old Kindle for a long while. I'm even thinking about going back to books.

fantic
May 4th, 2012, 03:45 PM
I think I will be sticking with my old Kindle for a long while. I'm even thinking about going back to books.

:hysteric: You're dampening my enthusiasm(?) :lol:

I just bought an entire edition of Honore (de; he wasn't an aristocrat, but a snob :lol: that's why he added the 'de' :lol:) Balzac's Human Comedy, for a mere $10 !!!!!!!

The library was selling it and I bought it, an old but sturdy edition with salacious pictures! :rocker:

Sam L
May 5th, 2012, 02:07 AM
:hysteric: You're dampening my enthusiasm(?) :lol:

I just bought an entire edition of Honore (de; he wasn't an aristocrat, but a snob :lol: that's why he added the 'de' :lol:) Balzac's Human Comedy, for a mere $10 !!!!!!!

The library was selling it and I bought it, an old but sturdy edition with salacious pictures! :rocker:

Wow that is cheap. I want it.

fantic
May 5th, 2012, 03:25 AM
damn, I just browsed all those e-book readers and am kinda sold to Sony :hystery:
Design is ugh but has more functions...but how to download books NOT from the public domain?

Rocketta
May 5th, 2012, 07:55 AM
I would still be reading paper books if my daughter didn't tear the pages out of every book she touches. :)

I love my Kindle which Amazon just replaced for free. :hearts:

However, I don't really think there is much difference to any of them. I am getting addicted to the free games though that Amazon offers... I have the keyboard Kindle with free 3G.

fantic
May 5th, 2012, 08:41 AM
I heard that Kindle doesn't last that long...:lol:

~{X}~
May 5th, 2012, 03:47 PM
I have the Nook Tablet and it's great. :D

fantic
May 5th, 2012, 04:29 PM
I have the Nook Tablet and it's great. :D

I wasn't talking about Tablet :rolleyes:

Kidding :lol:

Is internet connection good? And I always wanted to ask this; when watching movies, can you download subtitle?

~{X}~
May 5th, 2012, 07:52 PM
Connection is usually pretty good, depends on the wifi. I havent ever tried watching movies with subtitles, so I am not entirely sure.

fantic
May 5th, 2012, 08:04 PM
thx.

I went to Best Buy to buy Sony and they said it's no more :bigcry:

They why the hell did they put CLEARANCE on it and priced $79 :mad:

Too disappointed, I'm not going to buy one anytime soon :ras:

But I do have to read Martin...:sobbing:

fantic
May 6th, 2012, 06:09 AM
I'm now kinda besotted with Sony's industrial design, even other ones such as PRS-350SC.

So fickle :tape:

fantic
May 6th, 2012, 07:45 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21A9joLCF3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

'Sony Pocket Edition Reader Silver, PRS350SC'

bought 2nd hand from Amazon.

Couldn't resist the cute design, and the price was a bargain :lol:

So, Help me God. :lol:

fantic
Jun 9th, 2012, 10:43 PM
also bought this for about $54, secondhand via Amazon :cheer:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31oReABpWnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

It came with a leather cover :hearts:

the problem is, even though this is a newer, the most recent version, as a document reader it's inferior to 350 above :help: While 350 at least can read RTF files, this can't :facepalm: Both can't read doc. files.
Calibre also can't read RTF files too, what a tragedy :sobbing:

Good thing is picture files can be uploaded easily, and T1's web browsing is pretty fast.
That's about it.
Another very useful function is wireless borrowing from public library, this is said to be the best out there, haven't tried it yet.

If you want convenience, and if you exclusively use Amazon, just buy kindle, is my recommendation. The problem for me, is their design is the worst :lol: Sony is hardware-wise the best, and I like nook too.

Now only nook and kindle left to buy, wonder which one I should buy as a tablet :lol:

Kuilli
Jun 9th, 2012, 11:04 PM
Calibre also can't read RTF files too, what a tragedy :sobbing:
Well, you can always convert them in Calibre to whatever format you like.

fantic
Jun 9th, 2012, 11:21 PM
Well, you can always convert them in Calibre to whatever format you like.

no, I of course tried that function, but it doesn't even recognize the format in the first place :sobbing: Maybe the newer Calibre version will read it? dunno...

The Sony reader recognize epub and txt, so it's good for RSS, downloading magazines and such. But I really thought it could recognize all kinds of documents..a pity :help:

fantic
Jun 9th, 2012, 11:25 PM
LINK (http://www.the-ebook-reader.com/free-ebook-reader.html)

"Calibre can be used as an ebook viewer for all major DRM-free ebook formats, and it can convert from many file types, including CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, TCR, TXT.

These can be converted to any of these formats: EPUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, TCR, TXT."

funny, why doesn't it recognize my RTF files :hysteric:
Anyway this can't handle DOC files.

Kuilli
Jun 10th, 2012, 12:55 AM
Don't know. My rtf files convert just fine. As for doc files, you can always save them as html, pdf or rtf (if you can get that to work) and then convert them to the format you like. Bit more work, but it has worked fine for me.

fantic
Jun 10th, 2012, 07:35 AM
^ wait....what device were you using again? :lol:

Adobe works fine at T1..

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/imgsrv/pdf?id=mdp.39015060480822;orient=0;size=100;seq=14 ;num=10;attachment=0

Kuilli
Jun 10th, 2012, 10:30 AM
The device doesn't really matter. I have Calibre installed on my laptop and I use it to organise and convert any ebook and document file I need. After conversion, I copy the file(s) over to my ereader. Haven't had any problems converting rtf or doc files (after I have saved the doc files in a different format).
Since I'm using Kindle, I convert my files over to mobi format. In your case, you would need either epub, pdf or lrf format. Should work just fine with Calibre. I have converted into epub before and haven't had any problems.

fantic
Jun 11th, 2012, 01:11 AM
Can read ancient Greek on PDF file. It reverts automatically from capital to small letter after one key input, which is amusing and convenient. I'm writing this via the sony reader using McDonald at&t wifi!

fantic
Jun 11th, 2012, 01:17 AM
Scrolling is a bit unstable, but overall internet browsing is fine enough. Of course not as fast as tablet, but you can't have everything. And at a price of $55($130 original price), this is a steal

fantic
Jun 11th, 2012, 02:01 AM
Excessive flashing is a con. And, Amazon page is simplified, unlike other webpages which retains its original format.

fantic
Jun 30th, 2012, 09:52 PM
upcoming 7 inch tablets;

Google Galuxy Nexus

ASUS Eee Pad MeMO 370T

New Kindle Fire?

:drool:

fantic
Oct 23rd, 2012, 06:03 AM
so anybody have any experience with the recent tablets? Nexus for example?