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It seems the theme of the CEATEC in Japan this week is ebook readers, with interesting readers appearing from Panasonic and Fujitsu.  The Panasonic Word Gear is a nicely designed ebook reader with a 5.6" touch-screen, making it a good size for portability.  The Word Gear […]

It seems the theme of the CEATEC in Japan this week is ebook readers, with interesting readers appearing from Panasonic and Fujitsu.  The Panasonic Word Gear is a nicely designed ebook reader with a 5.6" touch-screen, making it a good size for portability.  The Word Gear screen runs at 1024 x 600 which should provide nice clear text for producing a good reading experience. 

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Fujitsu was demonstrating a concept ebook reader based on the E-ink technology that weighed only 177 grams (just over 6 ounces).

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On a down note the Sony Portable Reader that many have been waiting for has been delayed once again until the middle of November.

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  1. The SonyStyle store down the road from me has 3 of them!

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  2. James, Sony didn’t delay it, they ran out. :-)

    If you can’t find one in a Sony/Border’s, ordering one on the Sony direct web site will get it delivered to you in mid-November.

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  3. Raphael Salgado Thursday, October 5, 2006

    We’ve got a bunch of these readers in our SonyStyle store. Nice, but feels a little sluggish in my opinion.

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  4. I still don’t like the idea that these things don’t support DRM PDF’s. I have purchased ebooks from ebooks.com and barnes and nobel and would like to read them on the Sony reader. I really don’t want to be locked in to only the Sony Connect Library.

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  5. Actually, I dusted off my old HP TC1100 and it makes a great (although bigger than the Sony) ebook reader.

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