Sony reader eBook - anyone?

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by Mainframeguy, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Has anyone got one of these?

    I have a particular question - can you take your OWN book and format and upload it? Or are you restricted with DRM and all that shiz? :(

    I have my reasons for asking - they are not against guidelines, because I wrote a novella as part of NaNoWriMo last year and if I can ever afford one of these to replace my stolen web-book and laptop it would be kinda neat to carry my own book(s) around too!
     
  2. bmclaughlin807

    bmclaughlin807 Let's blow something up. Political User

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    Here ya go:
     
  3. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    I am not sure about the Sony. I know the upcoming Amazon Kindle 2 will allow you to do this, but they will also charge 10 cents per document. I take it you already have the Sony though so this is not much help : x
     
  4. bmclaughlin

    bmclaughlin Let's break something.

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    I have a coworker that received a Kindle for Christmas... you can upload documents from a computer to it using USB.
     
  5. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    Good to know, I was not sure about that. I know it had a USB port. I think the 10 cents per document may have been for wireless transfers over their network.
     
  6. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I have yet to try with other formats - but recently transfered a .pdf file there using native file xfer and it was good to go picked up by the native software ands displayed per any other ebook right away,... I suspect .pdf format is the key...