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Old 02-16-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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eink word processor?

Hello there,

I sometimes type things of length equivalent to memos through the Kindle web browser and it's not too shabby of a writing experience. I would so much like to have a larger keyboard and a faster refresh rate though. Do you think something like this is planned by anyone? Or is the market for such a device too small

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #2
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Too small. People like general purpose for the most part, and unless eInk can get fast enough, and colorful enough to be used as a primary display, don't expect it. Personally, I'd love an eInk terminal, for commandline work.

If it was 20-30 years ago, I could see an eink word processor being all the rage. Just, not now.
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Too small. People like general purpose for the most part, and unless eInk can get fast enough, and colorful enough to be used as a primary display, don't expect it. Personally, I'd love an eInk terminal, for commandline work.

If it was 20-30 years ago, I could see an eink word processor being all the rage. Just, not now.
Yes - my old 1995 Cassiopeia (spelling?) came pretty close to what an e-ink screen with a small keyboard would be like. At its time it was a state of the art hi tech device but these days it would probably be seen as quaint! Unfortunately it's no longer compatible with any modern computer but it does still work.
Wouldn't a very small netbook computer do the same thing?
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I suppose I'll buy a netbook then, just wanted something I could toss around and not have to worry about batteries dying.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:50 PM   #5
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Well, if e-ink can do video...

I would like seeing one myself, because I like to write, but staring at a PC monitor gets old. It's also all too easy to distract yourself by surfing the web or something as opposed to writing on a full computer.
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Well, if e-ink can do video...

I would like seeing one myself, because I like to write, but staring at a PC monitor gets old. It's also all too easy to distract yourself by surfing the web or something as opposed to writing on a full computer.
Or you could (gasp!!) turn off the internet connection.
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Or you could () turn off the internet connection.
I've tried that. What happens is I need to research something, and after researching it, I start browsing random stuff again.
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Well there's this:
Three online notepads that work with the Kindle
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I had a Palm m125, which I loved. What I would really like is a larger version of that - perhaps 5-7" screen size. I had a folding IR keyboard to go with for when I wanted to write longer documents and had a flat space handy, otherwise the handwriting was great for jotting down quick notes wherever I was.
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Thanks for the links, although I fear the Kindle Keyboard isn't designed for heavy typing, only one way to find out lol.
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The answer for "heavy typing" on tablet devices is probably external Bluetooth keyboards. A number of devices have these available.
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