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Unofficial FAQ: Sony's CONNECT e-book store
#1  Alexander Turcic 04-19-2006, 06:06 AM
We call this FAQ regarding Sony's upcoming CONNECT e-book store strictly unofficial because the answers are still subject to change. The following information was digged out through some incredibly smart guessing by yours truly. Thanks to TaKir who gave me the initial hint!

Related: E-books from Sony Connect vs. Amazon
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#2  rmeister0 04-19-2006, 09:50 AM
Some questions that remain then:

How does one "unregister" a device if they are limited to six devices? Perhaps more specifically, how does one replace one device with another (such as a warranty replacement)?

Will the store sell unprotected content if the publisher wishes?

Are there plans to support operating systems other than Windows XP?
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#3  Gameboy70 04-19-2006, 10:38 AM
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I was hoping that a couple of initial reports from CES (C|Net, Popular Mechanics), that included HTML in the list of supported formats would eventually corroborated. Too bad.

What that about "the store" being the source for RSS feeds? Does this imply you have to use the Connect store rather than getting the feeds directly from their respective sites? Even if free, I could do without that kind of centralized distribution. Hopefully I'm just being paranoid.
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#4  jerrywojo 04-20-2006, 05:18 AM
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[*]Q: What format does the Sony Reader handle?
A: Books: BBeB / PDF / Text / (Microsoft Word - PC Application does the conversion for the hardware from Word to Text), Pictures: JPEG, Audio: MP3
No HTML.

Could be the dagger for me on this device. Although I could do mutiple conversions...html to MS word to text....but then again.

I'm still holding out. There's always the strong possiblity that whoever wrote the faq won't divulge the devices full potential and work arounds.
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