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Old 07-15-2011, 11:00 PM   #61
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An off topic question for you. How do you read 1.13 books per day? That seems an ungodly high number of books to read every single day. Are they all real books? Or are they just a short story like you mostly see at WattPad? Or are you fastest reader in the world? Or not have job?
Lots of people read a book or two (or even more) a day. Not always an advantage.

I took SSR (Speed reading) in grade two (1957). Great for studying and I.Q tests, but does not alleviate the too many books too little time feeling.

I really enjoy reading, but I do not enjoy it any more due to speed.

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Old 07-15-2011, 11:31 PM   #62
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My guess is that the TK4 will have a 7 inch screen to position it against the Color Nook at a lower price. It will be 3G & WiFi. $169

The BK4 will be pretty much the KSO but might come in colors. WiFi only. $114

The kPad will be a larger Color Nook. $359

If I am wrong, my account was hacked & this was posted by someone else.

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Old 07-16-2011, 05:41 AM   #63
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A couple of things I find raises a few questions about Amazon releasing a tablet is they have an android app store, but only sell to in the US. Will they restrict tablet sales to just the US market? They have already shown their world-wide support for the Kindle. Perhaps they will open the app store when the time comes.

Secondly, as a consumer I am trying to work out what Amazon could possibly offer as an upgrade to the current Kindle line. Ok, a touch screen, which would encourage some to upgrade and others to flatly refuse. Processor speed increase would mean little to no difference for reading. Could possibly be the HD e-ink screen in the iRiver (is that a pearl screen?). Larger internal storage?

Personally as a device I don't think it is time for the Kindle to be replaced with a newer model, but given the speed the market is moving I guess Amazon HAVE to release something to stay ahead. Not only has the price really dropped for an e-reader but are we on the verge of expecting Amazon/B&N/Kobo to release a new product every 12 months?
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:59 AM   #64
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A must-have upgrade for k3 owners is probably a tricky one for amazon so maybe they will simply knock a bit off the price of those models and expand the range with a kindle touch, meaning they can match or beat their competitors on both features or pricing.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:29 PM   #65
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I do think Amazon should do away with the buttons and stick with Touch.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:40 PM   #66
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I do think Amazon should do away with the buttons and stick with Touch.
Dear god no.
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I do think Amazon should do away with the buttons and stick with Touch.
Since you come across as anti-Amazon and anti-Kindle I wonder why you bother with this sort of comment. I can't believe that you would buy a touch-Kindle, because it would no doubt be running mobi.
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I have to say this, buttons are becoming obsolete.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:00 PM   #69
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Since you come across as anti-Amazon and anti-Kindle I wonder why you bother with this sort of comment. I can't believe that you would buy a touch-Kindle, because it would no doubt be running mobi.
I'm still hoping that someday Amazon will realize that ePub is the way to go.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:29 PM   #70
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I have to say this, buttons are becoming obsolete.
I strongly prefer the fully customizable 4 way + enter button of the Pocketbook 360 over the amazon Kindle keyboard, but I also strongly prefer it over any touch screen interface.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:57 PM   #71
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I do think Amazon should do away with the buttons and stick with Touch.
I sure hope not. Doing away with the keyboard wouldn't really bother me, but I want page turn, home, back, menu and a 5-way buttons (well, at least page turns).
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I like buttons, but I must say the Nook Touch looks sleek. Maybe Amazon will find the happy middle ground.
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I sure hope not. Doing away with the keyboard wouldn't really bother me, but I want page turn, home, back, menu and a 5-way buttons (well, at least page turns).
I want a Amazon Tablet with the Kindle keyboard. And please, Amazon, don't do away the buttons in the next generation of Kindle. The tocuh screen would be nice, but don't do away the buttons, not all of them at least.

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So do you use a touch keyboard for your computer?
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I sure hope not. Doing away with the keyboard wouldn't really bother me, but I want page turn, home, back, menu and a 5-way buttons (well, at least page turns).
A good 5 way button is better for page turns than dedicated page turn buttons.
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