Mobileread
Compatibility?
#1  Egghead 06-16-2006, 03:11 PM
I've been watching for news on the Sony Reader, and haven't seen any mention of this, so I'm beginning to fear that the answer will be "no." But here goes: Will this thing be Mac compatible?
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#2  NatCh 06-16-2006, 03:39 PM
We aren't even sure the thing will do .txt files and you want it to talk to your (non-windows) Computer? You sure are asking for a lot.

Seriously, though, I don't think I've seen anything on this either. My guess is that since Sony is really unexcited about the prospect of non-Sony files being read on its device, they're not going to be interested in it connecting to something as alien as a MacPuter. After all, the 'puters they make are Windows machines, right? I suppose they figure they're being generous by allowing us to connect it to non-Sony 'puters at all.

Wait a minute, this thing will work with say a Dell or Compaq won't it, Sony? Hello?

I don't seriously doubt that it will, but, Sony being Sony, I do wonder. I wouldn't be surprised if there were at least someone in Sony's organization that wanted to tie it to only Sony PC's.

And you might be able to put your own files on it just fine, if not from the USB then via a memory card, but I too am skeptical about anything more complicated than that working with a MacPuter.
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#3  Xsavior 06-16-2006, 04:26 PM
Sony's been consistantly bad with supporting mac's in the past anyways. Their Clie's that run PalmOS have enough Sony in them that you can't even get them to HotSync with a Mac with out 3rd party software. The positive side of that negativity is taht hackers love to pley with Sony stuff (PSP!!) and it seems that alot of that is almost instigated because Sony trys to be so closed So don't hold much hope that it will be Mac Compatible (at least not with out boot camp) but i do hope that the "Mod" community will take interest and open this reader up like an oyster.
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#4  NatCh 06-16-2006, 04:40 PM
Quote Xsavior
... i do hope that the "Mod" community will take interest and open this reader up like an oyster.
My, what a lovely image.

I share that hope.
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#5  Xsavior 06-16-2006, 06:01 PM
How else to find the pearl that sony stuffed in side, locked in a box, buried in the back woods and denied all knowledge of?
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