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[Feb. 1st, 2010|09:41 pm]
Malcolm
So what with the whole iPad thing, Syan has been thinking about wanting an eBook reader. The problem is that the only e-ink device that's even semi-officially on sale in Japan is the Kindle, and that only supports Japanese text in PDFs, and even then it's a limited subset. It's weird given that all the tech in these devices seems to come from Japan, and that the first few models were made by Japanese companies (though the iLiad was never on sale in Japan) that there's no domestic models (Sony abandoned their Japanese product for one in the US)
The iPad is of no interest to us as it's not an e-ink display. For now Syan's sticking with the laptop - I've had a vague interest in a sony reader or kindle for a while now - getting foreign books in Japan can be awkward, should be easier digitally - but Syan doesn't read in English.
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