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[News] Review of the Linux-based iRex, Linux CTO Recommends Linux-based EBook Readers

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iRex Digital Reader DR1000S

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| iRex extended its electronic book line back in September last year, but it's 
| taken us more than a couple of weeks to get used to its new DR1000s Digital 
| Reader and understand that this is really a new class of product, rather than 
| an evolution of the smaller readers of the past.   
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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/07/23/review_electronic_book_irex_digtal_reader_dr1000s/

Why the Sony PRS-505/PRS-700 is a Better Choice Than the Kindle

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| I think the Sony e-Reader is a much better choice as a result.
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| Yet another reason why people should Just Say No to DRM.
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http://linux.com/news/featured-blogs/179-theodore-tso/28686-why-the-sony-prs-505prs-700-is-a-better-choice-than-the-kindle


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eReader on Android Soon, Planned for Palm Pre Later

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| Google Android handset owners can expect eReader availability in “mid- to
| late summer,” according to TeleRead. They spoke to Scott Pendergrast of
| Fictionwise, which is owned by Barnes & Noble.
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http://jkontherun.com/2009/06/10/ereader-on-android-soon-planned-for-palm-pre-later/
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