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Old 05-03-2011, 11:19 PM   #31
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I turn 40 this year and I think a tablet is going to be my birthday gift (Hubby loves me and will get me what I ask for short of the Audi or Aston Martin I have been coveting while watching Top Gear). I will hold off if I know Amazon is releasing something or I hear of a nice 10 inch tablet.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:21 PM   #32
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Size isn't as important as what you can do with it.

Wait... what were we talking about again?
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:21 PM   #33
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I am trying that. I sense a series of Matchbox Cars and a tablet in September.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:50 AM   #34
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I like my DXG and I won't be using a tablet for reading magazines.
Interesting, do you read magazines on your DX? I tried one a couple times and found the DX really lacking as a large screen reader. I for one, need a large screen full color reading device if I am finally going to be able to move completely to ebooks to replace my reference books AND any magazines I stopped getting just to cut down the paper bloat at home. I can squirrel away a few years worth of magazines to read any time or search through wherever I am. Heck it would let me see actual counterspace in the bathroom for the first time since, well, ever!! An old buddy of mine used to laugh at me because I kept Byte Magazine in there instead of Playboy. hahaha, what can I say, I have had my geek-on for a long time now!
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:58 AM   #35
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Nope. I don't read magazines. I like the larger screen for reading books but I always preferred hardback to paperback because I prefer the larger reading space. So the DXG is perfect for me.

I would like something I can surf the net on and watch videos on when I am traveling that is less cumbersome then my netbook. And it would be nice to have something I can use more easily in bed or when I am away from my computer.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:31 AM   #36
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I'll believe it when I see it released. That image is the same stock Photoshopped image we saw with the other Amazon tablet story. And I'm still not convinced that producing their own tablet gives them anything they don't have by letting other people produce tablets to run their software on. If it's just a locked-down color e-reader, it won't have anything distinct against the Nook. If it's a full-fledged tablet, it won't have anything distinct against all the other tablets out there.

Where's the advantage for Amazon?
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:35 AM   #37
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10" is really not enough, particularly in the cheap 16x9 ratio which everyone other than Apple seems to be using.
Really? Who uses that except Notion Ink? Xoom for example is not 16/9.
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Another source, adding to the rumor.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20110502PD216.html

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People will like the mention of a price decrease in that article.
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Here is my imagining of my dream color Kindle
I would love it to be the same size as the eink Kindle 3 (so I can reuse all of my cases), keep the two buttons on either side (so I can continue to read one-handed), Allow apps from other bookstore (i.e., Kobo, nook) and Oh yeah, and cost $199. (We can dream right?)


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I'll believe it when I see it released. That image is the same stock Photoshopped image we saw with the other Amazon tablet story. And I'm still not convinced that producing their own tablet gives them anything they don't have by letting other people produce tablets to run their software on. If it's just a locked-down color e-reader, it won't have anything distinct against the Nook. If it's a full-fledged tablet, it won't have anything distinct against all the other tablets out there.

Where's the advantage for Amazon?
I'm sure that Barnes and Noble is making some profit from the sale of the nook color, not to mention how successful the nook color has been in establishing Barnes and Noble as a distinctive brand. I'm sure that the nook color has directed customers (who would prefer a color ereader) away from Amazon, and essentially "locked" them to Barnes and Noble. This may be just a way to maintain their current success, and try and keep customers who are migrating to other forms of ereaders, with the advantage of gaining a profit off of the hardware itself.
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Here is my imagining of my dream color Kindle
I would love it to be the same size as the eink Kindle 3 (so I can reuse all of my cases), keep the two buttons on either side (so I can continue to read one-handed), and Oh yeah, and cost $199. (We can dream right?)

Since your imagining does not have a keyboard, why not just have the buttons equal size and on one side only? To read one handed, just rotate the page to match.
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Rotating to get to the buttons annoys people. I know this from all the complaints that the buttons for the DX are biased against lefties. Nevermind that you can rotate the DX and move the buttons to the left.
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Rotating to get to the buttons annoys people. I know this from all the complaints that the buttons for the DX are biased against lefties. Nevermind that you can rotate the DX and move the buttons to the left.
The DX is biased because of the keyboard, button size, and button placement,

The Pocketbook 360 only has buttons on one side, but it is not biased against right or left,
portrait or landscape. Even the 5 way controller is equally convenient in all these orientations.

Even the 6" screen Kindles, with buttons on both sides, is biased against lefties with its 5 way controller.
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