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Old 05-09-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Amazon Ordered Color Kindle Tablets, Expected Before Holidays

The article is brief, but still, what a lot of people have been hoping to hear.

http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/05/03...fore-holidays/

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Old 05-09-2011, 02:38 PM   #2
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:29 PM   #5
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I think the point is that this looks like a real deal and the other was speculation
The article from Crunchgear is quoting the Engadget article of the previous thread.

"via Eng via Digitimes "
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The article from Crunchgear is quoting the Engadget article of the previous thread.

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If only someone would lose a prototype in a bar, we could get Gizmodo's take on it.
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I think this image says it all:



If this is really what Amazon has in mind (and again, I'd like to see it from a better source), then clearly someone at Amazon (which probably means Bezos) has lost their g**d*mn mind. It almost loses more rationality with every retelling.

The idea of a 180 degree viewing angle is particularly comical. Who in the hell cares if you can make out the screen when it's at eye level? Does anyone use a computer that way? Does anyone read that way?

Not to mention the fact that to me, Amazon coming out with a tablet makes about as much sense as Nike coming out with a brand of ballet shoes.

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If this is really what Amazon has in mind (and again, I'd like to see it from a better source), then clearly someone at Amazon (which probably means Bezos) has lost their g**d*mn mind. It almost loses more rationality with every retelling.

The idea of a 180 degree viewing angle is particularly comical. Who in the hell cares if you can make out the screen when it's at eye level? Does anyone use a computer that way? Does anyone read that way?

Not to mention the fact that to me, Amazon coming out with a tablet makes about as much sense as Nike coming out with a brand of ballet shoes.
annnnd here's their dance shoe (used for jazz ballet)
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(Yeah, I knew I was taking a risk when I said that. )

In my own defense, though, that ain't a ballet shoe! It's a hip-hop shoe. But fine, I should've said "toe shoes". Happy now?
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(Yeah, I knew I was taking a risk when I said that. )

In my own defense, though, that ain't a ballet shoe! It's a hip-hop shoe. But fine, I should've said "toe shoes". Happy now?
well *I'm* excited even if you think it's useless as tits on a boarhog!
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well *I'm* excited even if you think it's useless as tits on a boarhog!
Honestly, I've never considered the utility of tits on a boarhog.
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I think this image says it all:

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If this is really what Amazon has in mind (and again, I'd like to see it from a better source), then clearly someone at Amazon (which probably means Bezos) has lost their g**d*mn mind. It almost loses more rationality with every retelling.

The idea of a 180 degree viewing angle is particularly comical. Who in the hell cares if you can make out the screen when it's at eye level? Does anyone use a computer that way? Does anyone read that way?

Not to mention the fact that to me, Amazon coming out with a tablet makes about as much sense as Nike coming out with a brand of ballet shoes.
A 180 degree viewing angle does mean that there's a lot more wiggle room without quality degradation, so I can understand that.

Amazon seems to be in the business of doing things nobody expects, and pulling it off more successfully than anyone would figure. I suspect there's something up their sleeve here that we aren't counting on. Personally I have no interest in a tablet, but I'm intrigued by their vision. I think we're only seeing the tip of the iceberg with this company.
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A 180 degree viewing angle does mean that there's a lot more wiggle room without quality degradation, so I can understand that.
Right. I would interpret the spec the same way I do for computer monitors. It isn't that you would view the display edge-on. It's the degree to which the display quality degrades with slight changes in the viewing angle.

For example, regular TN displays (which claim 160 degrees) degrade rapidly - sometimes with as little as a few degrees alteration in viewing angle.

Displays that claim 178 degrees don't suffer from that type of rapid degradation with slight changes in the viewing angle.

So there is only a 18 degree difference in the spec, but a world of difference in functionality.
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If this is really what Amazon has in mind (and again, I'd like to see it from a better source), then clearly someone at Amazon (which probably means Bezos) has lost their g**d*mn mind. It almost loses more rationality with every retelling.

The idea of a 180 degree viewing angle is particularly comical. Who in the hell cares if you can make out the screen when it's at eye level? Does anyone use a computer that way? Does anyone read that way?

Not to mention the fact that to me, Amazon coming out with a tablet makes about as much sense as Nike coming out with a brand of ballet shoes.
If this rumour really turns out to be true, it might be the reader I've been searching for. Not everybody hates LCD screens, some people even prefer them over e-ink. It would have to have a touchscreen, though.
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