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Old 12-14-2011, 03:47 AM   #1
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I am a long-time SONY Reader user - I am really fond of touch screens, so I stuck with SONY for a while.

But their magazine and newspaper subscription system has been having me pull my hair out - lately more than ever. Auto-delivery works 'most of the time', occasionally newspaper and magazine issues are just not available, without any explanation or solution (like last week's Financial Times on Monday - it just never appeared on the store...).

Anyhow, I don't mean this to be an anti-SONY rant, just explaining where I am coming from.

Now, with Kindle delivering a touchscreen device, I am wondering how is the periodicals experience.

I read mostly WSJ and Financial Times as newspapers, Economist and Foreign Policy as magazines. NatGeo I get on my ipad - can't beat the color and larger screen for the pics...

So the magazines and newspapers I care about are available for Kindle as well. Price is, I believe, the same. But is the experience any better? Is there auto-delivery? Does it work reliably? Over 3G? How is reading newspapers on the 6" screen (i use a PRS950, which is 7")?

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So the magazines and newspapers I care about are available for Kindle as well. Price is, I believe, the same. But is the experience any better? Is there auto-delivery? Does it work reliably? Over 3G? How is reading newspapers on the 6" screen (i use a PRS950, which is 7")?

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I subscribed to NYTimes for a while then canceled it. I've never had a Sony eReader, so I can't really compare on the experience. But there is auto delivery for both wifi/3g and it works well and reliably. Reading experience will depend on your expectation. Comparing to the paper version, most of the contents are there(not all), but I much prefer the paper version. However, if you're happy with the subscription experience on a Sony, I suspect the reading experience will be similar.
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I subscribed to NYTimes for a while then canceled it. I've never had a Sony eReader, so I can't really compare on the experience. But there is auto delivery for both wifi/3g and it works well and reliably. Reading experience will depend on your expectation. Comparing to the paper version, most of the contents are there(not all), but I much prefer the paper version. However, if you're happy with the subscription experience on a Sony, I suspect the reading experience will be similar.
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