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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
My rating applies only to e-reader functionality - now 6 months of use
on 26 May 2011
I have had the device for 6 months now. Initially, I was impressed. Certainly, the other functionality the device offers works just fine. However, I am starting to find problems with it's e-reader functionality.
It cannot cope with PDF's at all. It is not able to fit the pages to the screen or format the text in a readable way. E-Pub files are usually fine but, certain books it has problems with - merging words together and replacing punctuation marks with other strange characters which makes the books quite hard to read. My husband has a tablet and I have used Aldiko on that to check "problem" ebooks - the tablet displays all of them correctly. Therefore, I have to conclude that the problems lie with the device.
After long term testing, I would have to say that I cannot recommend the device as an e-reader. Since the problems only arise with certain books, I can understand why other reviewers may have been lucky and not encountered the problems that I have had.
I think that there may be some problems with the firmware on the device. I have searched on the net for firmware upgrades and cannot find any. I cannot find a Sovos support site for this device and conclude that it is not supported.
Although it is a useful little device and does a number of things very well indeed, I primarily wanted an e-reader and am therefore intending to replace it soon.