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View Poll Results: Do you want keyboard on Kindle
Oh Yes. 142 55.04%
Oh No. 49 18.99%
Part of me wants it, the other doesn't 36 13.95%
Touchscreen is the answer. 31 12.02%
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #31
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I'd buy the Kindle in an instant if it had no keyboard. the iPad has no e-ink, so I won't buy that one. the Kindle is so ugly, & the keyboard all I do not want, so I'm not buying that one either. A kindle without keyboard I would pay for, above one with.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:08 PM   #32
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The ALT key is a numlock? Just press it once and enter all the numbers you want? Well it sure isn't a numlock on my K3. I have to press it or hold it down in order to get numbers off that top row.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:57 PM   #33
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hmm i'm torn. no keyboard means bigger screens...but when i'm writing, i do enjoy the feel of a physical keyboard. plus, the touch keyboards always somehow makes me slip and then i press some other key and it's very annoying i guess people with big fingers are not made for touch ; -;
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:48 PM   #34
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I don't use the keyboard for anything except search. That keyboard is so horrible I can't imagine taking notes or doing anything with it.

I want an additional choice: el cheapo kindle. No keyboard, no touchscreen, shrink that sucker down, lighter background screen, drop the price. There's my kindle.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:59 PM   #35
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Keyboard please
Do not like touch screens, they get so smeared with fingerprints too easily. And cleaning them is a complete pain.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:19 PM   #36
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I find the keyboard is very fast with thumbs. It is less prone to error as a touch screen can misread sometimes. I know with my NC I often backspace as it misread when I typed. No such problem with kindle. HOWEVER. I rarely use it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:50 PM   #37
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Do not like touch screens, they get so smeared with fingerprints too easily. And cleaning them is a complete pain.
This is what I agree with. I'm probably a bit anal when it comes to having a clean screen, so the last thing I want on my screen is finger smears. I'm wanting to read the screen, not see smudges and stuff, so a physical keyboard is something I'm glad for. Also, my past experience with touch screens is that they're quite inaccurate when it comes to typing.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:52 PM   #38
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I voted yes since I like that qwerty keyboard for thumbs.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:46 PM   #39
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I voted for the keyboard. And dedicated number keys (with symbols) would be nice too.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #40
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I would like the keyboard at the top of the kindle so I can stop touching it while I'm reading. Or maybe a keyboard lock button. I'm tired of constantly hitting the keyboard and the forward buttons on the side because I want to hold my book between the bottom and middle of the device.
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You realize you can rotate the display right?
Yes the keyboard would be upside down, but that would solve your issue.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:23 PM   #42
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I like having a keyboard, but a lot of the time, I could do without it. I've tried doing small entries to a blog on my DXG and I find out that the screen can't keep up with the typing speed, and making small corrections can take a long time. Do to low pdf support, I can't really even write notes. The only time I've ever used it is for doing small internet searches, making collections, or looking in the dictionary. I definitely prefer a real keyboard though. However, most of the time, I wish I could just yank it off as an extra attachment, since it makes the already big DX even bigger.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:21 PM   #43
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I'm surprised how few of you want a touchscreen. personally, I would like it if properly implemented. I want the whole kindle to just be screen- no bezel, nothing. I really think over time that's what we'll end up seeing.
of course, over time it may not need a keyboard anyway because it will be able to take notes, etc. using voice recognition.

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Old 03-08-2011, 08:26 PM   #44
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I'm surprised how few of you want a touchscreen. personally, I would like it if properly implemented. I want the whole kindle to just be screen- no bezel, nothing. I really think over time that's what we'll end up seeing.
of course, over time it may not need a keyboard anyway because it will be able to take notes, etc. using voice recognition.
i don't think i'd be comfortable saying my notes out loud where others can hear. like i keep saying, i want a really nice stylus in the style of a pencil or a snazzy pen :x
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i don't think i'd be comfortable saying my notes out loud where others can hear. like i keep saying, i want a really nice stylus in the style of a pencil or a snazzy pen :x
haha. yeah, I didn't really think about that.
maybe give it ten years and it'll read your mind?
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