Worked ok as long as plugged in, battery did not hold a charge.
7 January 2012
Summary: I bought this as a christmas gift for my daughter-in-law. It worked ok but would not hold a charge, so she can only use it when it is plugged in which makes it unuseful when traveling and when unplugged it has to be set up all over again when turned on. I also had bought another one the same type two weeks prior as a gift and it worked great.
Summary: The most striking change in the new 700 when compared to the 505 is the new touch screen. Unfortunately, this is the exact thing that has actually caused the 700 to be a less desirable product than the 505. The main problem is readibility. With the 505, the E-ink screen is really like paper. You can read it in low light, angles, etc., and it is very clear. That is not the case with the 700.