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Luke.

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6,618 posts

138 months

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Just saying. smile

AndyWoodall

2,281 posts

147 months

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Good to hear they aren't making us wait like they did with the Touch.

Really nice device, shame about the lower memory but I'm sure 2GB is still enough, and paperwhite is still a silly name. smile

Mark.

11,104 posts

164 months

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At this rate Kindle will have more Niche's than Mini.

Podie

41,753 posts

163 months

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Surely they must start killing off the older ones shortly.

Seen a paperwhite - blows the others into the weeds.

Ciaran

1,206 posts

90 months

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How many books will 2GB hold?
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tubbystu

3,845 posts

148 months

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Ciaran said:
How many books will 2GB hold?
Amazon website said:
Holds up to 1,100 books - take your library wherever you go

Ciaran

1,206 posts

90 months

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Crikey, that's a lot of books.

Thanks

Tiggsy

8,262 posts

140 months

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tubbystu said:
Ciaran said:
How many books will 2GB hold?
Amazon website said:
Holds up to 1,100 books - take your library wherever you go
Handy, people have long been wanting to take their library with them!

W00DY

7,857 posts

114 months

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Ordered mine.

Although I doubt it'll entirely replace physical books for me and become more of a travelling companion.

Xaero

3,071 posts

103 months

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I'll get one when my old kindle dies, which probably won't be any time soon with any luck. Nice to see them making decent improvements though.

FlossyThePig

3,402 posts

131 months

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tubbystu said:
Ciaran said:
How many books will 2GB hold?
Amazon website said:
Holds up to 1,100 books - take your library wherever you go
... but you still can't borrow from your local library, unlike Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Sony (plus others)

AndyWoodall

2,281 posts

147 months

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FlossyThePig said:
... but you still can't borrow from your local library, unlike Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Sony (plus others)
True, although Overdrive who provide the lending service to US libraries continue to say it may come to the UK soon. It's been 'soon' for awhile though.

The truth is though you can get the library ebooks you can get on those other readers onto a Kindle, but it requires some software (Calibre) and library books with no drm.

Frik

12,510 posts

131 months

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Amazon are launching their own lending system, aren't they?

AndyWoodall

2,281 posts

147 months

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£49 and 1 book a month.

Your local library will lend you roughly 10-20 books in one go, but obviously you have to carry them!

Our ebook lending system allows 3 per loan per person, but you can alter the due date to between 1 and 21 days.

rich1231

16,975 posts

148 months

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It's the one product/gadget that I have not felt compelled to upgrade at every release. The original 3g one is still pretty much the perfect reading device.

SWoll

5,054 posts

146 months

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rich1231 said:
It's the one product/gadget that I have not felt compelled to upgrade at every release. The original 3g one is still pretty much the perfect reading device.
Agree with you, although the built in light (if done well) might sway me though. My daughters always borrowing my current Kindle so...

Elroy Blue

6,707 posts

80 months

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Seriously thinking about a Kindle and the backlit version is just what I'm waiting for. However, the Kindle Fire isn't that much more, so I don't know which to go for. I read a lot of aviation/historical books, that are often have illustrations/photos etc. I'm assuming the basic Kindle doesn't do photos, but does the Fire have this capability

Civpilot

5,470 posts

128 months

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SWoll said:
rich1231 said:
It's the one product/gadget that I have not felt compelled to upgrade at every release. The original 3g one is still pretty much the perfect reading device.
Agree with you, although the built in light (if done well) might sway me though. My daughters always borrowing my current Kindle so...
I'm with both of you on this laugh

I just have the basic no keyboard kindle4 and it is pretty much perfect for what it does. I like the side page turn buttons, they are perfectly positioned. I have no issues with the menu system off the directional button thing (lets be fair, once you have a collection of books on there you don't often need the on screen keyboard).

I'm torn on the paperwhite as I tried the touch and didn't like the lack of page turn buttons and actually didn't like the touch screen much either. But I do love the backlit screen idea. Now if they could put the Paperwhite backlit screen in the non touch kindle4 non keyboard....

Come on Amazon... create another model line!! hehe

Meoricin

2,666 posts

57 months

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Elroy Blue said:
Seriously thinking about a Kindle and the backlit version is just what I'm waiting for. However, the Kindle Fire isn't that much more, so I don't know which to go for. I read a lot of aviation/historical books, that are often have illustrations/photos etc. I'm assuming the basic Kindle doesn't do photos, but does the Fire have this capability
Basic kindle will do photos fine, though obviously not in colour. I keep my MR2 service manual on mine. It isn't the easiest thing to reference, but it works.

Zad

9,811 posts

124 months

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When I first saw these announced, I thought DO WANT! But I have seen some of the reviews, and I dunno now. It is more expensive than I thought it would be.

I should say that I don't yet have a Kindle. I read the odd paperback now and then, but I really need something that I can read technical documents on too (or at least technical books) and I don't think the slightly higher res Paperwhite is quite good enough. The light looks excellent, but only 1.25GB free memory and no SD card slot? That just smacks of penny-pinching and a desire to make it finally profitable for Amazon. Technical books and documents can easily be 10MB, and I'd really want to carry a library of them rather than swap around over WiFi. The lack of buttons doesn't bother me much, but in the YouTube videos the touch screen doesn't seem that responsive.

I was thinking about this, but I suspect support would be zero, and it is getting towards laptop money: http://www.onyxboox.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&...

The Nook HD+ is supposed to be here in the UK in early November, starting at £229. I realise it has conventional LCD, but that's a big spec (9in 1920x1200 screen, microSD card, 16GB) for half-an-iPad money. So I may go for a cheap "old" style Kindle for novels and bedtime reading, and a Nook HD+.

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