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Old 04-30-2013, 12:28 AM   #46
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If you want a good deal, a better one might be the Kindle Paperwhite. It's $10 cheaper. And I am pretty sure the inconsistent quality was only during the early days when Amazon had a HUGE demand and needed to make them fast.

I still have my faithful Kindle Touch, but 5 of my close friends have bought the Paperwhite recently, and none of them display the flaws that were reported.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:19 AM   #47
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I have a Paperwhite. I use it and like it. I have a Kindle Touch. What I like better about the Kobo Mini (and would like about the Glo, should I get one), is the home screen, the user interface, the ease of customization, and the way it works with Calibre. I may consider replacing the Kindle Touch with the Glo. It only has half the memory, but it has an SD card slot.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:23 PM   #48
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I have a Paperwhite. I use it and like it. I have a Kindle Touch. What I like better about the Kobo Mini (and would like about the Glo, should I get one), is the home screen, the user interface, the ease of customization, and the way it works with Calibre. I may consider replacing the Kindle Touch with the Glo. It only has half the memory, but it has an SD card slot.
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And since the 3.5GB in the Kindle Touch can hold about 3,000 average-sized books, you don't need expandable memory. If you read 100 books A DAY you will still have one month of reading on your Kindle. At a more reasonable but still exorbitant 3 books a day, you will have nearly 3 YEARS worth. I'm sure somewhere along the way you can get to a computer and swap them for new ones.
(Same logic applies to every other eReader, including the Kindle Paperwhite which has (shudder) a measly 1.5 GB and about a year's worth of books.)
Umm, when you say "the way it works with calibre" does the Kobo have some kind of advantage over other eReaders that I should know about?
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:21 AM   #49
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Whether or not the Kindle PW is cheaper depends on your location. If you're in the States then yes, you can get a PW for $10 cheaper then a Glo (as long as you don't mind the special offers.) In Canada, thanks to the recent PW price drop, they are the exact same price.
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Umm, when you say "the way it works with calibre" does the Kobo have some kind of advantage over other eReaders that I should know about?
Yes, it does. You can use Calibre to create, and update, shelves, right on your Kobo.

I don't believe that is possible with a stock Kindle. (Rooted, yes).

Ok, you said "other readers" this is also easy to do with my Sony T1.

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Whether or not the Kindle PW is cheaper depends on your location. If you're in the States then yes, you can get a PW for $10 cheaper then a Glo (as long as you don't mind the special offers.) In Canada, thanks to the recent PW price drop, they are the exact same price.
The Glo comes with a free cover as well.
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The Glo comes with a free cover as well.

This is true, and is a great deal.

However, it's a special offer and will end soon (but I can't remember the date).




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