Sizes: Sony Reader Daily Edition Vs. Camangi WebStation

December 22, 2009

I was looking at some pictures of the Sony Reader Daily Edition on Flickr and a light went off in my dim head.

This is very interesting (photos are not to scale):

5″ x 8-1/8″ x 19/32″ without cover
5″ x 8-1/8″ x 23/32″ with cover
12.75 oz

4.72″ x 7.87″ x 0.57″
13.75 oz

The Camangi is actually smaller! It weighs one more ounce, however.

The screens are quite different in resolution: 600×1024 vs. 800×600.

On the other hand, the Camangi is color.

Perhaps most devastating: they are both US$399.00.

Yes, the Camangi lacks free 3G, but still.

I said the Nook at 12 ounces was too heavy for extending holding. The Sony Reader Daily Edition is heavier!

Updating the prior list now:

Nook: 11.2 ounces (actually 12!)
Cybook Opus: 5.3 ounces
Archos 7: 23 ounces
Archos 5IT: 6.4 ounces (32GB Flash)
Pocket Edition: 7.6 ounces
Touch Edition: 10.1 ounces
Daily Edition: 12.75 ounces
Camangi: 13.75 ounces

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Apple’s Two-Faced Censorship At Work Again

December 22, 2009

I’m just stunned this is in the App Store:

Sex Position interacts with you to select new positions, then offers a few pointers. With it you can create the variety that’s the “spice” of a great sex life.

At one point, Apple was blocking eBook apps because they could access the Kama Sutra on public domain eBook websites!

And now Apple is permitting screenshots such as this:

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The Holy Grail: iPhone Bluetooth Keyboard Driver!

December 22, 2009


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iPhone Bluetooth Keyboard Driver

Well, the Grail is such a beast. But this one is an ersatz: It will work only on an iPhone/iPod Touch that has gone through the jailbreak process.

How long, Apple, must we wander in the wilderness before you grant us this essential tool officially?