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View Poll Results: WHAT DEVICE HAVE YOU BOUGHT *THIS* YEAR?
Kindle 230 35.49%
Sony 210 32.41%
Nook 77 11.88%
Kobo 70 10.80%
Backlit LED (incl iPad) 108 16.67%
Other 104 16.05%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 648. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-06-2010, 03:22 PM   #61
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Maybe, but my Kindle is my primary device now and I still prefer MR over Kindleboards.

(Although I do go to Kindleboards if I'm trying to buy something Kindle related -- I've bought several covers there.)
As do I (which is why I'm here and I've never joined KB) but that doesn't alter the fact MR is just one place Kindle owners hang out.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:46 PM   #62
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Have I done something to offend you MurrayPaul? This poll, I think, is valid. And 250 MR members so far agree with me. If you think otherwise, just ignore it. Let's not get into pointless nit-picking, please. If I (and the other 250 members so far) are in error, I think you and Kali have now made your point. Now why not leave those who are interested to get along with it. No hard feelings and best wishes. Neil
Nothing personal, and apologies if it came across that way. It is totally valid as a survey of forum readers, my point was that it can't be extrapolated beyond that.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:26 PM   #63
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I am actually impressed that there are so many Kindle owners on the board. This board does attract people with a higher then average level of knowledge regarding e-readers. I was expecting many more in the other section and in the Sony category.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:28 AM   #64
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No offence taken, MurrayPaul, and none intended on my part. Thanks for your valuable observations. I think, though, that MR is as near as it gets to a significant non-brand-specific forum. I do often visit the Kindle boards, too, because my wee house has over a hundred or titles running with Amazon in paperback and ebook. A fine community there.

But it's interesting to see from nearly 300 MR members who've responded to this poll so far the spread of devices used by those with some ebook-savvy when Kindle has pretty well become a catch-all word in the general psych for an ebook-dedicated device (like hoover for vacuum cleaners or scotch for sticky tape). I've never ever been asked by anyone who spots me reading which device I'm using, but I've lost count of the number of times someone's commented on the lines, "How do you like your Kindle?" I use a Sony, by the way.

With Kindle lodged in the public psych, I think it'll be interesting to see how the numbers in this poll might reflect the Kindle-awareness of first-time ebook-reader buyers over the Christmas period.

Cheers. Neil
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:08 AM   #65
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I haven't purchased an ebook reader this year.
I bought PocketBook 360 in October last year and I expect to get some use from it before I plonk down that much money again.

I have been following an e-book reading forum here in my country and I can tell you that Kindle 3 outsells all other e-ink readers combined. The reason is simple. Amazon is the only manufacturer that doesn't calculate the price for European market using $1 = 1Eur conversion ratio. They sell their device for $139 plus postage regardless of where on the planet you live.
Why would a customer from, say, Czech Republic pay close to 250Eur for an e-ink reader when [s]he can get WiFi only Kindle 3 for under 150Eur?
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:48 AM   #66
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... but I've lost count of the number of times someone's commented on the lines, "How do you like your Kindle?" I use a Sony, by the way.


Cheers. Neil
This has been my experience, too. Whether I have the Jetbook, the Sony, or the Kindle in my hands, normally if anybody makes any comment at all it will be something along the lines of, "Oh, you have a Kindle!"
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:33 PM   #67
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:38 PM   #68
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a) The Kindle has actually only sold that proportion, or
b) This poll does not reflect reality
it's just the reflects that mobileread is international, and kindle have a very little part of the market share outside US. And that us non-US residant account for someting

in the metro, i've seen one kindle, and quite a few sonys.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:36 PM   #69
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:48 PM   #70
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:10 PM   #71
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I bought multiple devices this year, but can vote only once.
I made two checks in the one vote (kindle and sony).
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:58 AM   #72
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:49 AM   #73
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:54 AM   #74
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Why did you select you ereader?

Chose mine becuase of the price, I simply wanted to spend no more than $100 and Aluratek is willing to sell at that price. I think that the Sony PRS and the Kindle are better products then the Aluratek but I simply don't want to pay that price. You get what you pay for.
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