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Old 08-31-2012, 09:57 AM   #31
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:36 AM   #32
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Here is more information on the new Kindles:

http://gigaom.com/2012/08/31/what-to...rumor-roundup/

A new Kindle Fire with a camera and microphone + GPS is all probable.

A quote from this link:

"The Verge has leaked images of the “Kindle Paperwhite,” which appears to be a front-lit Kindle Touch with a whiter, brighter and higher-resolution screen. The text on the images is in French and promises eight hours of battery life even with the light on."

Moderator: since this thread is not in the Kindle sections, most Kindle users will definitely miss this. I have never looked in this part of the Forums in the past.

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:41 AM   #33
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Here is more information on the new Kindles:

http://gigaom.com/2012/08/31/what-to...rumor-roundup/

A new Kindle Fire with a camera and microphone + GPS is all probable.

A quote from this link:

"The Verge has leaked images of the “Kindle Paperwhite,” which appears to be a front-lit Kindle Touch with a whiter, brighter and higher-resolution screen. The text on the images is in French and promises eight hours of battery life even with the light on."

Moderator: since this thread is not in the Kindle sections, most Kindle users will definitely miss this. I have never looked in this part of the Forums in the past.
At least it says "front-lit"
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:41 AM   #34
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There don't appear to be any physical page turn buttons :[
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If this is true - no page turn buttons - then I'm staying with my K3 or I will buy a Nook instead.
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That's my deal breaker. Hopefully they don't just refresh the Touch and have another model with buttons (and the screen improvements)
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But how do you hold the Touch? You would have to move your thumb each time you want to turn the page. It's not possible to simply rest the thumb on the display of course.
How did you all survive before e-readers? moving your fingers to turn paper books must have been a nightmare for you guys.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:42 AM   #35
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Moderator: since this thread is not in the Kindle sections, most Kindle users will definitely miss this. I have never looked in this part of the Forums in the past.
You should venture out more.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:42 AM   #36
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Why choose a name like "paperwhite"? It sounds far too much like "paperweight".
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:43 AM   #37
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Why choose a name like "paperwhite"? It sounds far too much like "paperweight".
Perhaps it's intended to suggest that the display is "as white as paper".
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:44 AM   #38
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Here is more news:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/31/amazon_android/

"Amazon's Android Appstore is now open for business in Europe, providing a branded alternative to Google Play, and a free app every day, in preparation for the forthcoming Kindle Fire."

This is over a year after we had all this in the US. My only question is why the delay?

@KennyC "You should venture out more" Yup, I just started to oventure out.

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Perhaps it's intended to suggest that the display is "as white as paper".
Or perhaps it is foretelling its true function

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:46 AM   #40
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Here is more news:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/31/amazon_android/

"Amazon's Android Appstore is now open for business in Europe, providing a branded alternative to Google Play, and a free app every day, in preparation for the forthcoming Kindle Fire."

This is over a year after we had all this in the US. My only question is why the delay?
Yes, we already have a thread on that:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=189449
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:47 AM   #41
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Or perhaps it is foretelling its true function
Only if you are tongue tied and can't say "white" properly.
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Only if you are tongue tied and can't say "white" properly.
Oh, I can say it all right. But I do wonder just how tongue tied they will be when they start becoming paperweights?
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Only if you are tongue tied and can't say "white" properly.
Anyway, who has ever hear of a "paperwhite"? "White paper" yes, but I've also heard (and seen) red paper, green paper, yellow paper, even pink paper (I really don't like this kind since utility companies like to send bills using it).
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:57 AM   #44
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Oh, I can say it all right. But I do wonder just how tongue tied they will be when they start becoming paperweights?

That seems to be your implication. I'm not sure why. I have no reason to believe you are correct other than you are just trying to take a slam at Kindles for some reason.

I've see the descriptor "paperwhite" used in a variety of places describing everything from paint to drawing paper.

It seems very descriptive if this new model is indeed more paper white than the grey-tinged predecessors.
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Anyway, who has ever hear of a "paperwhite"? "White paper" yes, but I've also heard (and seen) red paper, green paper, yellow paper, even pink paper (I really don't like this kind since utility companies like to send bills using it).
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