EDIT: I've decided that this post will stand as my review of the second firmware. Let me sum it up briefly: Run Away! Run Away!
I'm writing this as my videos are being uploaded to Youtube. I'd like to thank Ben for requesting the videos. Trying to shoot them has significantly changed my opinion of the Novel. It kept crashing.
After the 5th time a crash forced me to reshoot the video from the beginning I got a little peeved. Yes, it crashed (or froze) 5 times in slightly less than an hour.
On a related note, someone requested that I test Adobe DE support just to make sure it worked. I'm glad she did because the Novel froze while trying to deal with the first couple ebooks I gave it. I had to hard reset again. Also, ebooks moved from Adobe DE aren't listed in the Library (at least not that I can see). There's a second menu for them.
Whoops. The Reader app just froze again while I was sitting here fact checking. This is such a POS.
The first video is about 5 minutes, and it shows you the Browser, Reader, and Library. It show the screen rotation. The second video shows the boot sequence. Jump to about 1:45, and look at the screen. I haven't seen that before.
P.S. I really wanted to say something nice this time. I don't like attacking an ereader in every single post. Unfortunately, I don't have a choice here. I have to be honest about my experiences.
P.P.S. Do you want to know why I wanted to say something nice? Because now it looks like I was gunning for the Novel all along.