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Boyue T63/Shine update (sort of)
#11  Hrafn 11-01-2015, 10:54 PM
As October has come and gone, I followed up with Boyue. Their response was:

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Our brand not ready yet for this model. but we already make OEM for our overseas custom....
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#12  Hrafn 11-28-2015, 11:25 PM
We have a report of an (unfortunately DOA) Ridibook Paper on the comments to this post.
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#13  jaypark 11-29-2015, 10:06 PM
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We have a report of an (unfortunately DOA) Ridibook Paper on the comments to this post.
Actually, that's not a DOA.
He tried to remove Ridibooks Paper from 'cover case', not 'original packaging case'. (I saw he's post in Naver ebook cafe(forum).)
That official cover case is rather too tight and there's other reports of opened up body while removing cover case too.

[Links to ROM images removed - didn't seem to be an official site. The Mods.]
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#14  Hrafn 11-30-2015, 10:04 PM
Whether it was in transit, or taking off the cover, it seems to imply a poorly designed chassis if it comes apart this easily. I think I'll hold off until Boyue gets past such 'teething problems' in their new chassis design.
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#15  Hrafn 02-03-2016, 02:51 AM
Quick followup: I asked Boyue again about the release date for the T63. They replied:
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We are planning to have Boyue brand 300 DPI model in end of May..
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#16  foregistries 03-28-2016, 05:42 AM
apparently "boyue t63/shine" name is no more: http://www.boyue.com/category.aspx?nid=1

whatever the name, just produce the device, will ya?!
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#17  Hrafn 03-28-2016, 10:00 AM
Yes, I saw that too. I'm taking the fact that they are now doing a full page spread, with specs & features, and a "coming soon" (previously it was just a pic with a link-to-nowhere) as a positive sign, whatever they name it.

The fact that they're doing so now would seem to indicate that they're still on-track for their "end of May" release. Would I have liked to see it before now? Yes (my i62HD has been on its last legs for a year or two) -- but I'm hoping it will be worth the wait.

Additional details, it seems to have been subject of a (successful) Chinese-language crowdsourcing effort: http://z.jd.com/project/details/48281.html?from=zctgcs0005

¥1,130,845 (US$17,000) of ¥500,000 (US$8,000) target, with 19 days remaining.

Unit price appears to be ¥799 (US$123).

The rename to JDRead appears to be because of the name of ther crowdsourcing site (jd.com).

If anybody can read Chinese, and thus the large amounts of bitmapped text on the page, and provide additional details, it would be welcome.

More here: http://science.china.com.cn/2016-03/21/content_8650583.htm & http://news.smzdm.com/p/26028

According to this article, jd.com (which appears to be yet-another major Chinese shopping portal I'd never previously heard of) may be looking to leverage the JDRead into becoming a major player in the Chinese market for ebooks.
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#18  Bernice_Richards 03-29-2016, 04:47 PM
I have one, and I like it a lot – even though my modem only has a Korean interface and requires an account in a Korean ebookstore. Yes, it has page turn buttons. It’s fast, and has an even front light.
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#19  Jason90 04-15-2016, 12:01 PM
This product doesn't have any audio capabilities does it?
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#20  Hrafn 04-15-2016, 11:59 PM
A quick update: the crowdsourcing effort on JD has completed, with a final uptake of 435% of the threshold.

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This product doesn't have any audio capabilities does it?
It would appear that it does not. The 'bottom' edge of the device appears to only have a power button, a microUSB slot and a microSD slot.
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