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Old 09-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #436
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Actually Bezos did mention it but I don't think it really sank in until now....
He said you would be presented with ads about products relating to the app you were using. The example was some action figure of some character in some game.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #437
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Kindle Fire HD
  • 7" 16GB = $199
  • 7" 32GB = $249
  • 8.9" WF 16GB = $299
  • 8.9" WF 32GB = $369
  • 8.9" 4G 32GB = $499
  • 8.9" 4G 64GB = $599
64GB with no WiFi only model? bah!
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:32 PM   #438
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Oops! My mistake. But it is still another layer on top of the screen.
Yes, but Amazon is laminating the capacitance layer.
Sony's problem was air between the layers.
Display manufacturing tech has improved a lot in the past few years under prodding of the smartphone wars. And it is accelerating; things that were unthinkable a couple years ago are headed our way.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #439
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Amazon never mentioned a WiFi only 32GB model during the presentation. Bad Amazon.
Back to normal, I see.

The presentation ran 90 minutes and skipped a lot of things that will take days to filter out. The natives were getting restless even so; reporters are not known for their attention spans...
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I wouldn't put too much stock in that. I bet the new screen is still as gray without the light on.

It's like those before and after pictures. In the before, the model has disheveled hair, no makeup, and is the picture of gloom, like somebody just ran over her dog. In the after, she's all made up and smiling like a lottery winner.
I was thinking the same thing based on my experience with my 650. Shine a light on the 650 and the screen is a lot lighter. When the light is not directly on the screen, it is greyer.

As for the before and after photos, notice that the contrast and/or lighting it better in the after.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:40 PM   #441
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Back to normal, I see.

The presentation ran 90 minutes and skipped a lot of things that will take days to filter out. The natives were getting restless even so; reporters are not known for their attention spans...
I was listening to CNet's commentators and looking at Gizmodo's feed. So it's not that it wasn't reported by the two sites. It wasn't mentioned by Bezos. Also, the 64GB 4G LTE only model was also skipped over.

From what I am reading after the event, there does seem to be a lot left out. One thing left out that I would have wanted to know is how the display is without the light and how the battery is without the light. I would hope the light can be turned off.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #442
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Looks like the Nexus 7 is still the best bet for me. Google Play is a must and I don't want to hack my tablet to get it. I'll keep using my six-month-old Nook Tablet until I can afford a Nexus or Google comes out with something better.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #443
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That's how grey my K4 screen is.
Oddly I had to turn mine on to the open page and it is not that dark grey. I only bought mine less than one month ago, though.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #444
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Well that is a swing and a miss on their uk offerings, the ones that offered something interesting for their price were the larger fire and the paperwhite, so of course the ones they offer from the outset are the bog-standard eink and the 7" tablets that really aren't that compelling an option with the nexus 7 already being widely available, it is like they are going out of their way to avoid sales.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #445
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I watched/read coverage of this morning's press conference on CNet as the announcements were being made. That was fun!

Although I'm not too interested in the Kindle Fires since I already have two tablets, I have been admiring the Kindle Paperwhite. I can't justify buying one right now since my Kindle Keyboard 3G still works fine, but I am very tempted.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:19 PM   #446
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Oddly I had to turn mine on to the open page and it is not that dark grey. I only bought mine less than one month ago, though.
It varies. I got mine when they came out from Amazon. I had to exchange it once due to the background being even darker than the pic. The one I have now is like the pic. I use a modified font that is bolder than the default fonts. It works okay for me.

I have been in so many debates over my K4 screen to the point people have told me it's an illusion but many K4 and some KT users got a screen like mine. One person told me it's the bezel so I bought a black skin which made it look green. *sigh* I've grown use to it but I would love to try the new improved one with the black bezel and new font technology.

I found the best advice came from GeekMaster. The warmer the unit the better the display. This does help out alot.

I can wait to try the Paperwhite!
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I like the grey screen on my 4 month old K4.
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I watched/read coverage of this morning's press conference on CNet as the announcements were being made. That was fun!
Glad you liked it.

Stay tuned, because we're gonna do this all over again next Wed (12 Sep) for Apple's press event. I plan on setting up another thread like this one with links to live blogs. Again, CNET will be the one I'll be watching.
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