Like many people, I’ve been frustrated by the lack of firmware updates to the Elonex 511EB ebook reader. There are several bugs which are frustrating to many users – as judged from the comments on this blog. With the Amazon Kindle dropping to a lower price, this ebook reader really needs to be updated if it wants to stay competitive.
Well, I’m pleased to say that it looks like there will be a firmware update – and soon!
I emailed Hanvon – the OEM who manufacture the device – and got this response.
Our testing personal are testing the new firmware of n520,and the above question you metioned will be soluted by this new firmware, and it will be provided in one or two weeks .
I also sent emails to Waterstone’s and Elonex, asking about the bugs with the device. Waterstone’s rather unhelpfully said…
Thank you for taking the time to write to us. I have looked into your query and regrettable you would have to contact Elonex in order to enquire as to their firmware release updates. I sincerely apologise that we have been unable to resolve this noted issue on your behalf. I hope this information has helped with your enquiry.
Elonex haven’t even bothered to respond. Please call or email Elonex and ask them when they will release the new firmware. While the N520 firmware should work with the 511EB, there’s no guarantee that it will.