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Old 10-09-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
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I saw a the new sony touchscreen pocket edition for £129 at waterstones.

I played with it as it was embedded in a customer product test/display and imagine to my surprise that you could increase/decrease set the contrast on Normal Books.

On the kindle you can't do this except for pdf and you have do it everytime you change the pdf file!.

We Want The Power To set the contrast too and we want it yesterday.

The sony pocket was smaller with a smaller bezel but more book like and the display whiter then the kindle.


We Want The Power To Control The Kindle More.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:45 PM   #2
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:16 PM   #3
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I want the power to read a book on my Kindle! And I won't stop shouting until I........ wait a minute...... Uh..... I'm good. Never mind.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:52 PM   #4
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Apparently the same guy who wants a jetpack attached to his K3 so he can fly around while reading.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:14 PM   #5
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Kindle Bretheren .....Kindle brothers and Kindle sisters.


Since the kindle back ground is not pure white we should at least be able to make the black darker so we can read easier.

This is why we want a contrast setting control.

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Old 10-10-2010, 01:37 PM   #6
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Kindle Bretheren .....Kindle brothers and Kindle sisters.


Since the kindle back ground is not pure white we should at least be able to make the black darker so we can read easier.

This is why I want a contrast setting control.
"I", not "we"...

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Old 10-10-2010, 02:08 PM   #7
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Kindle Bretheren .....Kindle brothers and Kindle sisters.
That sounds like something one would have heard in an old time tent revival meeting.

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Since the kindle back ground is not pure white we should at least be able to make the black darker so we can read easier.
Hopefully unintentional, but this comes very close to having racist undertones.

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This is why we want a contrast setting control.
Unless you have a mouse in your pocket, "I" is more appropriate than "we."

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Old 10-10-2010, 03:21 PM   #8
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:57 PM   #9
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Isn't contrast pretty much limited by the pearl screen? Somehow, I doubt if amazon is holding back the contrast on purpose. Like hey it goes to 11, but 10 will be good enough for our lusers.

Otoh, there are times when the book specifies grey text, in which cases it is useful to have a feature to force black text. I'm not aware of ebooks doing this, but PDFs definitely do.

I'm curious to see how the new Sony and kindle look side by side. Amazon has thus far avoided touch screen, but if Sony has managed to maintain the display quality with the new touch reader, then expect amazon to follow suit. I'm pretty sure the same folks who pooh pooh touchscreen Ui now will shiver to think how we put up with the DOS 3 interface all this time.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:18 PM   #10
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Hopefully unintentional, but this comes very close to having racist undertones.
if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck... or should i say troll
somehow the use of aryan for simple, plain "white" is a quack giveaway

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Old 10-10-2010, 04:49 PM   #11
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I for one have no reason to need to adjust the contrast. I love my screen the way it is do not touch it.
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:22 PM   #12
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Isn't contrast pretty much limited by the pearl screen? Somehow, I doubt if amazon is holding back the contrast on purpose. Like hey it goes to 11, but 10 will be good enough for our lusers.

Otoh, there are times when the book specifies grey text, in which cases it is useful to have a feature to force black text. I'm not aware of ebooks doing this, but PDFs definitely do.

I'm curious to see how the new Sony and kindle look side by side. Amazon has thus far avoided touch screen, but if Sony has managed to maintain the display quality with the new touch reader, then expect amazon to follow suit. I'm pretty sure the same folks who pooh pooh touchscreen Ui now will shiver to think how we put up with the DOS 3 interface all this time.
just go into waterstones bookshops and take your kindle with you and compare sony/kindle.

well if you load a pdf then you can adjust the contrast from middle value to really intense black.

this is blacker then in non pdf books.

i urge you to dive into your kindle and try it right now.

you will see i am right again.
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just go into waterstones bookshops and take your kindle with you and compare sony/kindle.

I don't know if I'm that brave. Afterall, that 3G connection logs my latitude and longitude into the Amazon servers. I don't want Bezos knowing I was anywhere near a Sony. God Awful retribution might rain down on my head if he were to find that out.
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