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Old 04-20-2011, 10:32 AM   #16
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That's one weird website. Is there another link to an official announcement... on an official website... that's hosted on an official amazon.com domain? Just sayin'

EDIT: never mind... it's been explained to me in the other thread.

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Old 04-20-2011, 10:34 AM   #17
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They wanna make it work better.
How can it work better when it works worse every time they try to make it work better?
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:41 AM   #18
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Now here we have a some lies...



These features are not unique to the Kindle. They also are part of the Sony x50 line. So Amazon, stop lying to your customers.
They are lying to those who they want to become their customers.

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As for the library borrowing, I'm hoping that this is not the addition of another format for the libraries to have to purchase because if it is, then the amount of titles the libraries can purchase will drop and that will not be good overall.
If Kindle has the market share lead, then libraries should take that into consideration.

Probably better to wait for the technical details though.

I don't think the other have the automatic OTA notes annotating though. Thats a really neat feature.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:42 AM   #19
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #20
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I don't think the other have the automatic OTA notes annotating though. Thats a really neat feature.
For those who annotate. For me, it's a wasted feature and plays no part in any buying decisions.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:58 AM   #21
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This could mean considerable trouble for Sony. If Amazon delivers on the library lending, one of the significant differences between the Sony Reader and the Kindle will be gone. In fact, the Reader's library borrowing might become less valuable. If libraries are forced to choose between supporting the Kindle and supporting the Reader, the greater popularity of the Kindle might sway them to drop Reader support.

Of course, the touchscreen is still a differentiator, but it does make things look a little sketchier for the Reader.

I think the Nook Color is distinct enough from the Kindle that it won't really be threatened by this.
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For those who annotate.
You never know who might find it useful one day...
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I, for one, will be happy to see an end to the arguing on "Kindle & library books" threads.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:02 AM   #25
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I think the Nook Color is distinct enough from the Kindle that it won't really be threatened by this.
Jailbreak the Color and it's an Android tablet capable of reading any format out there. So no matter which format wins the Library Wars, the Nook Color will be able to read the winner.
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This could mean considerable trouble for Sony. If Amazon delivers on the library lending, one of the significant differences between the Sony Reader and the Kindle will be gone. In fact, the Reader's library borrowing might become less valuable.
>evil bezos cackle<
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:04 AM   #27
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KindleKitten has got to be thrilled. (Grins)

I am speculating here but I think Amazon is going to be underwriting the purchase of ebooks for the libraries. The annouoncement specifically mentions how Amazon is working with Overdrive and little is said about the libraries themselves.

Is the Kindle going to be the first of the ereaders that allows note taking for ebooks? I would have thought that you could do that on the Sony and the Nook. Synching is going to be great.
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True... I never did it with DTBs and don't see the need to start now.
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Jailbreak the Color and it's an Android tablet capable of reading any format out there. So no matter which format wins the Library Wars, the Nook Color will be able to read the winner.
Very true. I think the Nook Color will be safe. The Nook Classic? Not so much...
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In concept, sounds cool. But, the execution will probably leave a lot to be desired at first.
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