View Full Version : kindle will use e-ink?


rjnagle
10-29-2007, 05:23 PM
is there any confirmation that the kindle uses 800x600 e-ink display? Would there be any reason to believe they are trying something else?

Nate the great
10-29-2007, 05:40 PM
On page 39 of the manual PDF, it says that the Kindle is using an Eink screen of some kind.

HarryT
10-31-2007, 04:54 AM
One might just as well say that the words on the screen will be written by fairies with magic wands :). Does it really make any sense to talk about the details of the hardware of a device that, as far as I can see, there is not the slightest shred of hard evidence has ever existed or ever will exist!

yvanleterrible
10-31-2007, 09:56 AM
Harry, there still are people looking for the Holy Grail! :laugh4:

vivaldirules
10-31-2007, 12:15 PM
The words on the screen will indeed be written by fairies with magic wands. :)

nekokami
10-31-2007, 01:54 PM
Really? I had heard gnomes. Shows how out of touch my sources are. You just can't rely on anyone these days.

NatCh
10-31-2007, 02:24 PM
You're both wrong, I have it on very good authority that it will be Pixies, with their magic stix doing the letters. Gnomes and Fairies? Psh, they'd both be way too heavy! :rofl:

TadW
10-31-2007, 02:30 PM
They should call it the Amazon Daily Prophet. ;)

MikeF74
10-31-2007, 02:54 PM
Who is it that does the annual vaporware awards? We need to make sure the include the Kindle.

Nate the great
10-31-2007, 03:00 PM
The Kindle doesn't qualify. Vaporware is when the company announces a product they have yet to develop. Amazon continues to deny the existence of the Kindle.

Alexander Turcic
10-31-2007, 03:13 PM
The Kindle doesn't qualify. Vaporware is when the company announces a product they have yet to develop. Amazon continues to deny the existence of the Kindle.

:clap:

yvanleterrible
10-31-2007, 03:40 PM
Who is it that does the annual vaporware awards? We need to make sure they include the Kindle.

Who gave us that last date? Engadget? :grin: That's the kindest way I can think of them...

vivaldirules
10-31-2007, 03:45 PM
Who gave us that last date? Engadget?

I thought it was the NYTimes....where everything is written by fairies with magic wands.:vanish:

NatCh
10-31-2007, 03:47 PM
I thought it was the NYTimes....where everything is written by fairies with magic wands.:vanish:I think I'm going to ... leave that one alone. The potential double meanings are just too much for me. http://www.mobileread.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif

yvanleterrible
10-31-2007, 03:48 PM
Do as everybody does with a piece of .... , use a long stick! :laugh4:

vivaldirules
10-31-2007, 03:59 PM
I think I'm going to ... leave that one alone. The potential double meanings are just too much for me. http://www.mobileread.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif

OMG, I see what you mean. I apologize! I meant no double entendre whatsoever. :o

yvanleterrible
10-31-2007, 04:03 PM
C'mon admit it... say you're sorry... c'mon!! :laugh4:

NatCh
10-31-2007, 04:07 PM
OMG, I see what you mean. I apologize! I meant no double entendre whatsoever. :oFear not the Pun. Embrace the Pun. Love the Pun.

Ooops, see, what I really meant to say was ....

:rofl:

yvanleterrible
10-31-2007, 04:10 PM
Okay guys take those feet out of your mouthes ... one toe at a time. :laugh4:

NatCh
10-31-2007, 05:02 PM
Mmmmm. Peanut-butter and toe-jam sandwiches! :drool:

vivaldirules
10-31-2007, 05:05 PM
Speaking of the NYTimes, which I really do like a lot and I sincerely apologize if my earlier stupid comment was offensive to anyone, here's word from the guy who predicted the October 15 release of the Kindle: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/31/still-waiting-for-amazons-kindle/

"According to publishing industry executives back then, Amazon had promised delivery of its keyboard-equipped electronic book reader during the second week of October. Now, those same people say that the company has pushed back that date and is aiming for a launch by the end of this year."

and

"A person who has seen the Kindle says that the device will connect via the Sprint network."

NatCh
10-31-2007, 05:31 PM
And still we have no pictures. :bigcry:

RWood
10-31-2007, 06:22 PM
This seems more like FUD -- Fear, Uncertainity, and Doubt. It keeps people from buying one of the other e-ink readers until they get to the market or they decide that the market is not worth their effort at the moment.

vivaldirules
10-31-2007, 06:27 PM
This seems more like FUD -- Fear, Uncertainity, and Doubt. It keeps people from buying one of the other e-ink readers until they get to the market or they decide that the market is not worth their effort at the moment.

I think you're absolutely right. I bought my Sony late in July but in September when the NYTimes article came out I was almost wishing I had waited so I could see the Kindle because of the potential availability of very much more content, at least eventually. If I didn't own a Sony now, I would definitely be waiting.

JSWolf
10-31-2007, 06:43 PM
Amazon found that gas went up so much they had to use the Kindle for Kindling.

Nate the great
10-31-2007, 08:56 PM
This seems more like FUD -- Fear, Uncertainity, and Doubt. It keeps people from buying one of the other e-ink readers until they get to the market or they decide that the market is not worth their effort at the moment.

I'm beginning to think you are correct. I think I've been had.

mogui
10-31-2007, 11:40 PM
You guys have too much fun while I am sleeping :happydance: