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SanAntone
11-19-2007, 09:36 AM
Here's some more Kindle info:

1. It easily survives a 30 inch drop test.
2. You can send documents to it via email for a .10 conversion charge.
3 Wireless is free.
4. Magazine and blog subscriptions seem to be 1.99 (as an average) per month. Some blogs are .99.
5. Newspapers are a little more expensive at 9.99-14.99 per month.
6. Built in dictionary.

NatCh
11-19-2007, 12:14 PM
I'd missed the 10 conversion charge, that stinks, but the free wireless makes sense, as they've been eating a lot of delivery costs for several years. I'm guessing that there must be some limits on what you can do with that wireless -- I'm sure they don't want to support the whole world's web-surfing habits for the rest of their lives. :zoiks:

jasonkchapman
11-19-2007, 12:21 PM
I'd missed the 10 conversion charge, that stinks, but the free wireless makes sense, as they've been eating a lot of delivery costs for several years. I'm guessing that there must be some limits on what you can do with that wireless -- I'm sure they don't want to support the whole world's web-surfing habits for the rest of their lives. :zoiks:

We need to consolidate all the information gathering. According to information from the TOS that was posted in another thread, the free wireless is limited to buying content from Amazon. They apparently will be posting costs for any other kind of wireless access like Web surfing.

Alexander Turcic
11-19-2007, 12:43 PM
We need to consolidate all the information gathering.

Agreed 100%. I think a new Wiki category is called for, similar to what we already have for the Sony Reader.

NatCh
11-19-2007, 01:13 PM
I thought I heard jasonkchapman volunteer to put it together. :grin2:

tcv
11-19-2007, 01:15 PM
1. It easily survives a 30 inch drop test.


Thank God! It's about time that someone realized the true barrier to ebook adoption. :grin2:

Alexander Turcic
11-19-2007, 01:18 PM
Here's some more Kindle info:

1. It easily survives a 30 inch drop test.

Impressive. And what about the Sony Reader? Or the Cybook? The iLiad? Any volunteers? :wink3:

NatCh
11-19-2007, 01:31 PM
I've dropped my 500 from about 4 feet -- who was it reported leaving his on top of his car until he hit 35 mph? :zoiks:

jasonkchapman
11-19-2007, 04:57 PM
I thought I heard jasonkchapman volunteer to put it together. :grin2:

How long have you been hearing things? :huh: You should really have that looked at.

Heck, I already did the hard part, right? The rest is just a simple matter of implementation!

NatCh
11-19-2007, 05:16 PM
So you won't mind doing the easy part, excellent! :laugh4:

slayda
11-19-2007, 05:32 PM
Impressive. And what about the Sony Reader? Or the Cybook? The iLiad? Any volunteers? :wink3:

See my post on "Reader survives 25MPH crash test".

NatCh
11-19-2007, 05:34 PM
That's what it was, I was remembering 35mph for some reason. :grin:

yvanleterrible
11-19-2007, 08:37 PM
Warning!

Slayda is a professionnal. Do not attempt any stunt with your reader.!!!