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Sony PRS-T1 type of devices

There are several model types of devices for Sony PRS-T1. Type of device can be determined by the firmware version number. To check the firmware of your device tap one by one "Настройки - Об устройстве - Информация об устройстве - Версия" (for device with the Russian interface) or "Settings - About - Device Information - Version". (for device with the English interface). It is also possible to fairly reliably determine the type of device by the design of its packaging.
Sony PRS-T1 packaging box for the American market. No label ''FB2 format support''.
Sony PRS-T1 packaging box for the American market. There is label ''FB2 format support'' in Russian (upper-right corner).
"American readers":
Devices with firmware numbers 1.0.00.09010, 1.0.00.09270, 1.0.02.10280, 1.0.03.11140, 1.0.04.12210 are designed for European and North American markets. The packaging box for this Sony PRS-T1 e-books is not marked in Russian as "Поддержка формата FB2" ("FB2 format support") in the upper right corner. See image on the right.
Advantages: Russification as well as additional application installation possibility. In particular, you can set the keyboard that displays symbols of English, Russian and Ukrainian languages, install dictionaries, programs, such as FB2Reader or Cool Reader (support for multiple formats, reading books, translations and support for footnotes, the ability to add fonts, etc.).
Disadvantages: Lack of official warranty support in Russian Federation.
"Russian readers":
Devices with firmware numbers 1.0.00.11041 or 2.0.00.14070 are designed for the Russian market.
Advantages: Russian localization, the official warranty, acting on the territory of Russia, support for fb2 format after firmware upgrade to version 2.0.00.14070 (books appear without hyphens, footnotes, there is no Russian dictionaries). Packaging box of this kind of e-books Sony PRS-T1 in Russian as "Поддержка формата FB2" ("FB2 format support") in the upper right corner. Picture of the "Russian" reader box is shown on the right.
Disadvantages: Presently there is no possibility to install alternative firmware and additional program applications.
Other types of Sony PRS-T1:
Devices with other firmware versions are designed for the Japanese, Asian and other markets. In Russia, these devices are extremely rare. For these devices, there is also alternative firmware, which is usually not localized for Russia.
 
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