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Things you can do with your iLiad
#31  Shaggy 08-06-2009, 01:43 AM
Quote Sheikspeare
What are the main differences between the first and second edition of the Iliad? Thanks!
Not much, really. The second edition has a slightly higher capacity battery (15 hours vs 12 hours) and a little bit better structural support inside the case. Other than that, they're basically the same thing. Same features, same software.

They don't sell the first editions anymore though. If you're buying one used, then it probably won't have a warranty. That's the biggest thing you'll be missing. A new second edition will come with a 1 year warranty.
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#32  Guybrush 11-23-2009, 03:20 PM
Hi,

I just ordered my first E-Reader (Iliad Book Edition) and I will use it for reading pdf book scans. The list here sounds great. I know nothing about Linux, Shells or Flashing. I guess I have to follow the links and install 5 different programs to do the stuff listed in points 4-8. But what programs do I need to do point 1-3?
Quote Adam B.

PDF
  1. Zoom in and out of PDF's. Allows you to view documents not formatted for the iLiad's screen
  2. View PDF's in Portrait and Landscape mode. Also helps viewing documents
  3. Follow Hyperlinks and move back and forward
  4. Scribble on any PDF document. You can later merge the scribbles on your desktop.
  5. Bookmark specific pages inside a PDF.
  6. Automatically zoom and browse PDF's that are in column format. Helpful for technical articles.
  7. Use gestures to perform various functions inside a PDF.
  8. Read in full screen, without the bottom tool bar.
Sorry to bother you,
G.
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#33  andreas h 12-12-2009, 04:57 PM
Quote Guybrush
But what programs do I need to do point 1-3?
Therefore you don't need to install any further programs. These functionalities are built-in.
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#34  kees 12-24-2009, 02:22 PM
Quote Guybrush
Hi,

I just ordered my first E-Reader (Iliad Book Edition)
can you cancel the order? Think they closed their Eindhoven doors , at least in the netherlands. Customerservices: closed.
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#35  kees 12-24-2009, 02:29 PM
Quote Shaggy
Not much, really. If you're buying one used, then it probably won't have a warranty. That's the biggest thing you'll be missing. A new second edition will come with a 1 year warranty.
who says? Without a lawyer there's no warranty at all. At least in Europe. You're from the usa?
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#36  Shaggy 12-28-2009, 11:13 AM
Quote kees
can you cancel the order? Think they closed their Eindhoven doors , at least in the netherlands. Customerservices: closed.
Do you have any sources for that information, or are you just making it up?
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#37  csabif 04-26-2011, 06:16 AM
Hello there,

Anyone who is interested buying an iliad with new battery, please let me know! curtis3@mailbox.hu

Best regards,

csabif
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#38  kleykenb 05-03-2011, 03:49 AM
Hi,

I see that a lot of iRex Iliad's are currently appearing on the second hand market and I'm thinking of buying one. i've seen one that the buyer claims has near to never been used (a version2).
I've always wanted one but the bancruptcy of iRex begs the question : is it smart to buy one now, even if it's a whole lot more cheap than it used to be.
And I'm not really talking about possibly breaking the screen of it, obviously there isn't going to be any hardware repairs done by iRex anymore.
I'm more interested in knowing what 'stuff' I will not be able to do anymore now that iRex has gone bust. I've read posts about iDS being down and this apparantly has an effect on what is possible.
So is it still possible to
* upgrade firmware ?
* or get to the Linux stuff aka install 3rd Party soft and 'get shell' ?

In short, what would I be buying , because for somebody without one it's really hard to understand the consequences of iRex's demise.
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#39  kleykenb 05-19-2011, 06:33 AM
Quote kleykenb
Hi,

I see that a lot of iRex Iliad's are currently appearing on the second hand market and I'm thinking of buying one. i've seen one that the buyer claims has near to never been used (a version2).
I've always wanted one but the bancruptcy of iRex begs the question : is it smart to buy one now, even if it's a whole lot more cheap than it used to be.
And I'm not really talking about possibly breaking the screen of it, obviously there isn't going to be any hardware repairs done by iRex anymore.
I'm more interested in knowing what 'stuff' I will not be able to do anymore now that iRex has gone bust. I've read posts about iDS being down and this apparantly has an effect on what is possible.
So is it still possible to
* upgrade firmware ?
* or get to the Linux stuff aka install 3rd Party soft and 'get shell' ?

In short, what would I be buying , because for somebody without one it's really hard to understand the consequences of iRex's demise.

I've got my iLiad (2nd edition) so was finally able to answer above question myself.
Turns out that my iLiad did not have the Developer Package yet and can therfefor confirm that it is still possible to get it via iRex.
Installed some 3rd party apps :
rxvm
FBreader
iPDF
x48 calculater
Could also still get the cf-card-contents.zip and set up a Compact Flash card for reflash.
Brilliant.
For all those out there looking for a big-size eReader : the iLiad is definately still one to consider with it's 8.1" screen, especially now that prices for a secondhand one have dropped below 200Euro/300$.
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