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Subject: New Jetbook!
Date Posted: 4/11/2011 2:09 PM ET
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I just had to share....my new Jetbook arrived today! I decided to replace my Jetbook Lite (which runs on batteries, and has a battery bump on the back) with a Jetbook (which runs on internal rechargeable battery). I wanted something thinner and lighter, the better to carry in my purse.  When I found an Amazon seller that had it for half price, I ordered one! $89 is a great price, its brand new, and red, and comes with a sleeve. Its charging now, hopefully I can play with it tonight when we get home from the circus. Why do I need 2 ereaders? Well maybe I don't. But I love my Kindle, too! I'll sell the Jetbook Lite so that will make up most of what I just spent.

Date Posted: 4/13/2011 3:25 AM ET
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Can you put Kindle books on the Jet?

Date Posted: 4/13/2011 12:00 PM ET
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Please educate me - what is a Jetbook?  Is it a brand of netbook?  Or an ereader?  I've just never heard that term before.

Date Posted: 4/30/2011 5:31 PM ET
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Oh...didn't see your questions. You can't put books from amazon on if they have DRM.

A Jetbook is an ereader made by Ectaco.

I just tried to put my SD card in backwards. Now it won't read SD cards anymore. I am so upset with myself!

Date Posted: 4/30/2011 7:28 PM ET
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Unlock the SD Card!  When I put mine in wrong into the Literati it pushes the slide thingy on the SDCard to Lock!!  Also turn off the Jet & back on to reboot!   

Date Posted: 5/10/2011 7:24 AM ET
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Well after working with expert advice from folks on mobileread, and contacting ectaco, they have said to return the Jetbook for a replacement. So I will send it back today. I will miss it! I hope the turnaround doesn't take long!!! I'll read on my Kindle in the meantime. Good thing I use 2 ereaders!

Date Posted: 5/10/2011 6:32 PM ET
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I'm so sorry! what an inconvienance for such a small mistake.

Date Posted: 5/10/2011 8:31 PM ET
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I know.....but the firmware can't be updated without the SD card, which means I can't read library books on it should I desire to, so it really is a useful thing to have.  I just hope they don't take too long to send a new one, that's the one I like to take in my purse because it is lighter and thinner than the Kindle.

Date Posted: 5/26/2011 9:01 AM ET
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Got my new, replacement Jetbook yesterday. Already has the newest firmware on it. Woo hoo! Gotta finish a book I am reading on the Kindle...then decide which of the books I put on the Jetbook to read....

No I don't need 2 readers but its nice to have a backup in case something happens to one or one is charging, then I have the other one.