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Old 07-13-2011, 06:48 PM   #16
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As stated in the OP, July 26 is when Amazon reports Q2 2011 (sales ending Jun 30th) earnings and performance to its shareholders and the financial analysts. They usually like to have good news to report that day or a day or two ahead of the meeting to soften everyone up with smiles.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:06 PM   #17
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You must have suffered a recent head trama so I will try to help you out.

Here in MR you MUST pick a format and staunchly support that format. Not only that, you must spread FUD on opposing formats and companies that support such inferior formats.

To say you are format agnostic is unacceptable and will be grounds for your account to be disabled.

Now that you have been reprogrammed...you may proceed.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:16 PM   #18
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The article I read was about the release of an Amazon branded 9" Android tablet and two "next gen" Kindles -- one e-ink with buttons, one e-ink touch. The tablet was not positioned in any way as an "ereader" but, in fact, as a multimedia device -- so it's not directly positioned against the Nook Color.
It is the last paragraph that ruined the rest of the article. It's like the old batch of articles that were fine until they started comparing whatever they were talking about to the iPad or the Kindle.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:18 PM   #19
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I don't "read epub", I read books. I've heard the argument that mobi is inferior to epub, but mobi seems to be adequate for the tpe of reading I do (mostly fiction and non-fiction ).

I care more about the attributes of the device than about the formats it supports. I'm sure my opinion isn't shared by everyone, and that's okay with me too.

Oh, rest assured you are in the overwhelming majority.
Prepare to be quoted extensively, you just summarized the attitude of the mainstream, real-world ebook buying public.
"I don't read epub, I read ebooks."
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:21 PM   #20
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I'll wait and see... especially for the possible eink device.

But a new Android tablet? No thanks. Really happy with my iPad 2; I actually bought a new one for my wife. I am really happy not just because the hardware but the tons of app. I have and I am able to download, including GoodReader for PDF and kindle app itself, which it is better than the Android counterpart, in my opinion.

Love my new Android phone but there is a lot of road to make and walk in terms of Android apps for big screens. I will start to consider when I can see enough and quality Android apps for Honeycomb.

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Old 07-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #21
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what's magic about July 26?

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The return of Harry Dresden?
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:47 PM   #22
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:51 PM   #23
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I don't "read epub", I read books. I've heard the argument that mobi is inferior to epub, but mobi seems to be adequate for the type of reading I do (mostly fiction and non-fiction ).

I care more about the attributes of the device than about the formats it supports. I'm sure my opinion isn't shared by everyone, and that's okay with me too.
Well said.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:54 PM   #24
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Except my stuff is ePub now. Regardless, all purchased books will be "set free".
Same here but my stuff is mobi. on the "set free".

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Old 07-13-2011, 10:54 PM   #25
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Why is it the article had to go and flush itself down the toilet in the last paragraph by printing guessing games with sales figures?
hmm. I didn't see any sales-figure guessing. maybe I'm not looking at the correct article.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:13 AM   #26
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Way to steal Google's thunder, Amazon.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:14 AM   #27
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I don't "read epub", I read books. I've heard the argument that mobi is inferior to epub, but mobi seems to be adequate for the type of reading I do (mostly fiction and non-fiction ).

I care more about the attributes of the device than about the formats it supports. I'm sure my opinion isn't shared by everyone, and that's okay with me too.


Well said!
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:38 AM   #28
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October?!? Does that mean I should wait until then to decide whether or not to grab the $139 deal that started this week?
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October?!? Does that mean I should wait until then to decide whether or not to grab the $139 deal that started this week?
If you think that a touch screen, perhaps at a higher price point, is for you then it might be worth waiting. But if so, the Nook or Kobo are available now. The new basic Kindle in October will be $99 or less, but at this price it might not have 3G (perhaps WiFi only) and will presumably be similar to the Kindle 3. To me, it isn't worth waiting 3 months to save $40.
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