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Old 10-03-2012, 01:06 AM   #166
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I read through a few pages and didn't see the answer to my question.....I'm sorry if it's been covered.

On the PW, they changed the font options and added some. I have a K4 from last year and am very happy with the font and size I have on it....there is no corresponding font/size on the PW. Have they changed the font options on this new $69 model as well, or do we still have the fonts from the $79 one?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:43 AM   #167
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The K4B is the same as last year. The PW should also have the same fonts just with 3 new ones. Caecilia and Caecilia Condensed and Helvetica are the original fonts from the old Kindles.

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:51 AM   #168
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Thanks for the quick reply, Blossom! I would like to try the $69 one, but wanted to be sure I could get the same size font I'm used to reading. I cannot get that same size on the new PW, I've tried.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:50 AM   #169
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Does anyone here have the international version K4B?
If so, can you tell me if the screen is also better for the int version.

I am still considering buying the K4B for the chance of getting the improved e-ink screen.
But looking at the Kindle pages I noticed that the K4B without ads sold in the US is out of stock right now but they have the international version in stock.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HCCOD0
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HCCNJU
Are they not exactly the same?
It makes me wonder if they are manufactured and build in separate factories.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:36 AM   #170
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Does anyone here have the international version K4B?
If so, can you tell me if the screen is also better for the int version.

I am still considering buying the K4B for the chance of getting the improved e-ink screen.
But looking at the Kindle pages I noticed that the K4B without ads sold in the US is out of stock right now but they have the international version in stock.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HCCOD0
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HCCNJU
Are they not exactly the same?
It makes me wonder if they are manufactured and build in separate factories.
They're the exact same device. The only difference is geo-restrictions on purchased content. I have an international version as I'm in Australia, and I can assure you that it's all exactly the same as the American version.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #171
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Can anyone post their firmware version number on the black kindle so i can compare to my silver
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Can anyone post their firmware version number on the black kindle so i can compare to my silver
4.1.0 (1615370055)
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Thanks Eowyn.

My silver has the exact same FW version. Makes me wonder if something was changed under the hood to make for the alledged speed increase. Now Im trying to figure out if i have a white k4 or a grey screen
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Thanks Eowyn.

My silver has the exact same FW version. Makes me wonder if something was changed under the hood to make for the alledged speed increase. Now Im trying to figure out if i have a white k4 or a grey screen
I'm personally inclined to believe that the 15% speed increase was due to the firmware update, which the silver Kindle received as well - you know, sneaky marketing. I don't personally see any difference in speed when comparing my Kindle and a silver one with the same book.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:44 PM   #175
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Thanks for the quick reply, Blossom! I would like to try the $69 one, but wanted to be sure I could get the same size font I'm used to reading. I cannot get that same size on the new PW, I've tried.
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I just compared my K4 and my PW, and with the K4 on "regular" font, and size 4, it's about the same as "Caecilia" size 5 on the PW. Interestingly enough, those are the only ones that seem to match up at all, though. Size 3 on the K4 doesn't match size 4 on the PW, and 5 on the K4 doesn't match 6 on the PW. Since I always read at 4 on the K4, I'm happy Sorry for the others who are having a hard time finding their "ideal" font/size combination, though...

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My silver has the exact same FW version. Makes me wonder if something was changed under the hood to make for the alledged speed increase. Now Im trying to figure out if i have a white k4 or a grey screen
Both K4s are the same speed. It's just the contrast, background are better than most Silvers out there. The page and power buttons also have been tweaked a bit.
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I read through a few pages and didn't see the answer to my question.....I'm sorry if it's been covered.

On the PW, they changed the font options and added some. I have a K4 from last year and am very happy with the font and size I have on it....there is no corresponding font/size on the PW. Have they changed the font options on this new $69 model as well, or do we still have the fonts from the $79 one?
The PW has the same eight sizes for fonts, but they display a bit smaller than the corresponding sizes on my Touch, probably due to the different screen resolutions.
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They're the exact same device. The only difference is geo-restrictions on purchased content. I have an international version as I'm in Australia, and I can assure you that it's all exactly the same as the American version.
I see, thank you.
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Both K4s are the same speed. It's just the contrast, background are better than most Silvers out there. The page and power buttons also have been tweaked a bit.

How are the page buttons different? I have a spinal cord injury that makes my hands very weak. The K3 keyboard's buttons were easy for me, but the weight makes it difficult to hold. The K4 NT silver was easier to hold, but the buttons were smaller and hard for me to push. I'm now back to the keyboard, but if the K4B's buttons are easier to push - I may consider getting one of those.
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Both K4s are the same speed. It's just the contrast, background are better than most Silvers out there. The page and power buttons also have been tweaked a bit.

How are the page buttons different? I have a spinal cord injury that makes my hands very weak. The K3 keyboard's buttons were easy for me, but the weight makes it difficult to hold. The K4 NT silver was easier to hold, but the buttons were smaller and hard for me to push. I'm now back to the keyboard, but if the K4B's buttons are easier to push - I may consider getting one of those.
I can only speak for my K4B but yes the page buttons are easier to push now. I don't drop it trying to turn the page. A little push and the page turns.

On my K4S I have to click the button so to speak and I'd lose my grip in trying to do so...well now I don't because the buttons are worn enough but they were really stiff for the first year. On the K4B it's more easier to turn a page now almost as easy as the K3.

The other button that has changed is the power button it's sits farther back now making it hard to push. I am told the PW also has this design with the power button. This is the only negative I can think of after using my K4B for over a week now.

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