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Old 03-13-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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Book Cover?

Long time Sony and Kobo owner here. I never really considered a kindle before but am now looking at the new touch. One question - does the kindle display the book cover while in sleep mode like the Sony & Kobo readers do?
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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Nope.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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It displays "art" or if you buy the one with Ads, it will display different Ad (special offers etr)
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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It displays "art"
Specifically - pictures of death authors.

I find the ads for more interesting to look at, personally.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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Yep. I'm pretty much tired of the authors. I'd like to replace it with something, but I haven't decided what.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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Specifically - pictures of death authors.
Fish too... oh and some birds, and letters, and machines. They all make a nice wee change from the dead authors
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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Specifically - pictures of death authors.

I find the ads for more interesting to look at, personally.
I kept reading that, but my Kindle Touch shows Pens, type writers, newspapers, printing press letter plates.... No dead Authors for me. Maybe the touch is different then the old ones, or maybe its because I live in Canada and it's different here.

I would have gotten the with offers one, but it's not available in Canada..
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I kept reading that, but my Kindle Touch shows Pens, type writers, newspapers, printing press letter plates.... No dead Authors for me. ...
Each generation of Kindle has had its own collection of images.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #9
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Picking up your reader with a cover of the book you're reading is really neat . . .
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Specifically - pictures of death authors.

I find the ads for more interesting to look at, personally.
That is only on the older Kindles. The current generation Kindles contain beautiful, high-res photos of things relating to reading and writing. The Fire also has a few of the same in color in addition to a larger collection.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:58 AM   #11
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Yep. I'm pretty much tired of the authors. I'd like to replace it with something, but I haven't decided what.
Googling for kindle screensaver finds loads of nice images. ;-)

I really cannot understand why amazon decided to prohibit changing the images (without jailbreak), it would make the kindle a nicer device.

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