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Old 10-11-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Hi

Not sure if this has already been posted

The paperwhite is now available on amazon UK website for pre order, delivery 25th October.

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Yep, posted right around the corner. Now is there such thing as defective PW or they are all the same, with blotches and spots?...
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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I have received 5 units so far, that varied from not turning on at all, to holes in the screen, something stuck below the screen that made the area appear always white, blindlingly bright light areas in the middle of the text, and, the worst, backgrounds that display pastell colors blue and pink across the entire screen.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:27 AM   #5
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My PW has now appeared on my "Manage Your Kindle" page.
Yes same here! Although I'm considering cancelling. Might be better to wait for the next release.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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Why cancel, you'd be as well waiting to see what it's like viewing it with your own eyes. The one you get might be fine, but if there is any issue with it just return it for a refund. It's not like Amazon are difficult to deal with regarding returns.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:18 AM   #7
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True. Do they pay for return costs?
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
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If it's faulty, yes, they do.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:04 PM   #9
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I've ordered one even though I bought a second Kindle Touch last week. I figured it can't hurt to try one, I'll just send it back if its no good.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:36 PM   #10
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My PW has now appeared on my "Manage Your Kindle" page.
I just checked now and mine is there too

Estimated delivery is 25th of October.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:26 PM   #11
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As soon as I had pre-ordered my PW in the US, it was the "standard choice" for delivering new books to - although they were well aware that it had not yet been built, much less shipped.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:11 PM   #12
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So, who, apart from shanghaichica, has received their paperwhites?
How do you like it?

I have received mine (From the US), but as it did not compare favourably with my Kindle Keyboard and Kindle Fire (1st generation) as far as text sharpness was concerned, I have sent it back.

I was really looking forward to it and prepared to love it, but when I took it out of the package and turned it on next to my Kindle Keyboard, the text was visibly more blurry. Colour was ok (slight greenish tint and faint colour blotches), but the text sharpness was disappointing for me.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:03 PM   #13
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I got mine on release day last week.

Like it a lot, but I don't love it. My backlight is fine, its white when turned to full brightness, but more 'blue' when its at a lower setting. This seems normal to me and doesn't bother me. No problems with blotches, only at the bottom near the LEDs, but again I believe this is normal. Light works very well in dark settings, and certainly a welcome feature.

Text to me is sharper, and the difference compared to the Keyboard is quite a step up in my opinion.

Touch screen is excellent, very responsive and page turn is very quick and doesn't 'flash' like on the keyboard.

It feels a bit heavier than I was expecting but I soon got used to it. The solid build makes me a little more cautious about dropping it though!

Also bought the official case. It fits really well and doesn't add much weight. Problem is that it doesn't feel or smell much like leather. I wouldn't be surprised if it was fake, but then Amazon wouldn't do that to us would they? ;-)
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Just curious.. what is keeping you from loving it, neonbible?
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Just curious.. what is keeping you from loving it, neonbible?
Its probably more to do with my expectations of the product.

I thought it would be lighter. See my post here.

Amazon originally advertised it as patented screen technology where you can't see where the source of light is. Well we all know thats not true! But as I said don't really bother me, and more the fact that they didn't deliver what was advertised.

No page buttons. As nice as the new touchscreen is, I quite liked resting my thumb on the screen on my KK. Now I can't do that. Would like the option of page buttons. But I guess it wouldn't work anyway even if it did have page buttons, because you still need to touch the screen to lookup a word or highlight text.

Forgot to mention in my review that battery life doesn't seem so good. Although this could be related to indexing. I only tend to add one book at a time, but when I got my PW I added about 10.
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