> Frank Murphy wrote:
>>http://mybebook.com/>>>> Any opinions, am looking at this,
> only thing i can't see in its spec that i would want is the ability to
> search text files or pdfs using popup keyboard or even text entry using
> limited buttons on front. it's the main benefit of having an etext is
> to be able to search them.
I have a BeBook and I'm very happy with it. Reading from the eInk
display is very different (and, IMO, much nicer) than reading from an
LCD. Having the battery last for a week between charges is nice, too, if
I ditched the stock firmware and use OpenInkpot (http://openinkpot.org).
I lost the ability to read DRM-locked books (don't care) and the PDF
reader is a bit less usable (do care, but believe it will improve). I
gained display flexibility, and some features (like in-document search).
PDF viewing in general could do with some work on most of these devices.
PDF is really better suited to something that is targeting paper. If I
need to read a PDF on the BeBook I use calibre to convert it to
something like ePub before copying it over, which works pretty well for
mostly text-based PDF's.
Glenn Strong http://www.cs.tcd.ie/Glenn.Strong
School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College, Dublin
T: +353 1 896 3629
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