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Why the 6 slot CD player in my car always jump slot 2?

Play well. Just do not load a CD into the slot 2. Any help in cleaning, or is it a mechanical problem?

It's a smart player and you're putting a rap CD in the second slot.

E-book readers are making available a number of manufacturers and in different formats for PCs, mobile phones and PDA systems. Two of eBook readers are popular Amazon Kindle and the failure of the Sony, but competition is heating up, especially by Amazon to dominate their niche by not offering the Kindle in the UK and Europe until sales started on 19 October 2009. This policy has allowed competitors to knock on the door of the Amazon as genuine competitors.

Sony has the PRS-505 PDF and eBook Reader PRS-700, both smaller than the Kindle. However, many prefer devices Sony are good to handle and easy to use, and Amazon, once scored with a wide range of titles they could offer, Sony is starting to compete.

PRS users can upload the directories of public domain books, libraries offering virtually free, and also have access to Google e-books collections. Add to that the growing range of books to be added by Sony, and Sony PRS got a lot of titles to offer which makes its appearance lowest price very attractive, and Google e-books has corrected its only time in the technical weakness books.

There is a big price difference between Sony and Amazon, with Amazon products at a price of less than $ 100 over Sony's offering. Although the choice seems to be between these two, others are becoming increasingly popular, and the Cool-er interest is beginning to many users because of its relatively low price. Retail at $ 250, is available online cheapest some outlets and the price more than compensates their lack of phones. To listen, offers the ability to MP3s from an SD card - well above the text to speech Kindle robotic kind of sound.

However, although is much less expensive than the Kindle, the Cool-ER is only about $ 50 less than the Sony, so if $ 50 is not important to you the Sony is the best by far because to their better appearance and ease of use. An additional setback for the Cool-ER is that his books can be expensive to download than others. Although, as noted in the article "Cool-er: Intuitive Marketing or blatant copy", was marketed as compatible with all eBook formats, and can operate with the books in any store with the EPUB format, including its eBook store also allows its books to be shared (Digital Book Readers). The Kindle also wins hands about the life of the battery in the other two.

There is more competition for the Kindle, however, not only for the Sony eReader is # 1 in Europe. The iRex iLiad and Hanlin are also assuming greater popularity in the price. The iRex supports HTML, PDF, text formats and MOBI among others, while the Hanlin is the ideal choice if need an eBook reader with a wide range of file formats -17 in total, plus 5 graphic formats and MP3.

However, if the range of formats is important, Bebook offers 25! Capable with Macs and PCs, has a SD memory slot, stores around 1,000 books and can play MP3 files. Bebook also comes loaded with 150 Classic book titles, and Bebook library offers over 20,000 downloads. Their main problem is the price, just $ 30 less than Sony, and what offers no guarantee that the election unless the need for all these file formats. The Sony is technically and aesthetically superior.

There is more competition serious of all these on the horizon, however. Mobile devices are increasingly used as an elector. Apple offers a free application for the iPhone to be used as an eReader. It is compatible with the Kindle, and others like Clickwheel Comic Reader, eReader and stanza. Of these, the paragraph is the e-book reader in general, Kindle and can compete with iPhone as a reader even though it has been bought by Amazon so its future is uncertain.

The iPhone is no cell phone which only eBooks can be read, however, and you can use any smart phone or a PDA to read books. BlackBerry can be used with the Mobipocket format, eReader for mobile and Symbian Smartphones is a free download, compatible with many models from Nokia and some Sony Ericsson models. EReader for Windows Mobile is available free for Windows Mobile Smartphone and PocketPC, and the same is true for Palm OS eReader. As smart phone and Palm computer users have the option of Elector free, and they are perfectly usable. They are manifestly inadequate for serious reading, but are perfect for traveling and for use in aircraft, trains and automobiles (as passengers, of course!).

If you own one of the smallest and lightest netbooks can also use it as an electronic book reader - in fact, these are are becoming so small that they can be very serious competitors shortly voters like those currently offered by Kindle or Sony. A small fully functional and equipment listed also as an eBook reader certainly could severely damage the products involved, assuming that users also had a requirement for small notebooks.

In conclusion, the Kindle is still the top dog for the range of features if you are not, with which Sony is not too far because of its price. What is becoming apparent is that cell phones are a good enough size for the reader of some PCs (and which cost nothing), and increasing the size of the reduction of "laptop" is causing them to prove a serious competitor to dedicated voter.

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Marco Gustafsson is author of articles on eBook Readers, e-inc technology and electronic books. Visit Digital Book Readers to find more information and discover new dimension of reading.

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