It's more than 30% lighter than the first version of the Novel (which had a white bezel), has more memory and, as Conceivably Tech points out, still costs $200.
Would love it as a secondary reader that would read ePub and especially DRM'd ePub, since I can already convert the non-DRM'd epubs. It'll have direct access to Barnes & Noble's store and of course have web-browsing over WiFi.
I really like the idea of a MATTE screen, as it's the glare and reflections from the iPad that bother me when trying to read on it.
This could be a great subtitute -- a more portable view-all -- for the iPad (for which I have no need that would support paying $500, to *start*, for the iPad, which is missing so many things I depend on with my 10" Samsung Netbook), but we have no idea what the functioning of the PanDigital is like at this point. The first version was not promising, per early reviews. This one is apparently faster and more responsive.
I'd sure watch this one. There are many coming up and I'll eventually get back to keeping up this page a bit. I have notes on many other ones, but this one proves more enticing than anything I've seen so far (except the *idea* of the Notion Ink Adam).
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