When asked, Bookeen did say that user bookmarks may appear in a future firmware update, but couldn't give any idea of a date. Furthermore, Bookeen is still tying itself in knots over the issue of support for Mobipocket and ePub. To access Mobi files – DRM protected or not – you need to change the firmware because, out-of-the-box, the new Opus only supports ePub.
Two viewing formats on offer, but the device has to be preconfigured for one or the other
So while Bookeen is technically correct in saying the Opus supports both formats, it is playing a little fast and loose with the actualité, because it won't support them at the same time, and the Mobipocket compliant firmware isn't currently available for the new coloured Opus.
With the world + dog and even Sony now using ePub as the e-book standard, it would make life simpler for all if Bookeen just left Mobipocket to wither on the vine and become the sole preserve of the Kindle.
Maybe Bookeen feels it has to stick with it out of Gallic loyalty. At least the Opus deals with ePub DRM reliably. Authorising the device with Adobe Digital Editions posed no problems, nor did transferring DRM protected files across from my PC.
Like the original Opus the new model won't play music files. Yes, I know this is an e-book reader not an MP3 player but, come on, this is 2010 and the original Cybook Gen 3 played MP3 files. I for one like a little music with my literature and I'd prefer to get them both off the same device.
Music not needed
Apart from anything else playing MPs kills the battery life of the reader. Furthermore I don't know about you but I have half a dozen devices that can play music e.g. my phone, a couple of cheapo MP3 players and so on. If I want to listen to music I'll use one of them.
Oh deary deary me, a snub, and such an eloquent one too. I'm touched.
Adobe are also well-known for creating solid, almost impossible to subvert file formats and rock-solid reader software that in no way or form ever would possibly support remote code execution. Well done, abobe, carry on! Obviously they know better than me.
Yes, verily, absolutely indeedy.
slowly getting to the price point and feature set that will get me to buy an ebook reader (well, I'm reading Robinson Crusoe on my iPhone right now, but I'd prefer a bigger screen). For about 100 quid I'd probably buy one (in black to my my MacBook :) ), but only if I can get Games Workshop's Black Library on it. There's a ton of paperbacks I want to read, but don't need the hassle of them clogging up the house, or having to go to bookfairs/car boot sales to get rid of them after.
"it implies lying to the customer, as in doing something other than what the format was invented for, and hence doing something other than what was expected"
I suggest that you take this up with Adobe then, since they incorporated the re-flow feature into their document format and explicitly support it in their own Reader software. Clearly Adobe are lying to the entire world by creating, supporting and documenting this feature in PDF which is not 'expected', despite being entirely standard functionality?
Or perhaps you should just STFU if you don't know what you are babbling on about?
The best 5-inch reader and the price is great
I spent a few weeks with one of these readers and at the time it was the best I'd tried...it probably still is. It was also one of the most expensive so this price drop is really welcome.
Regarding the EPUB/Mobipocket issue. I believe that is due to either the Adobe or Mobipocket DRM licensing (perhaps both). This states that they are not allowed to have a second DRM system installed at the same time as theirs. But you're right, it's about time they just dropped mobipocket--it's now all but dead.