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Old 10-08-2007, 08:54 AM   #16
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Nice find...

But I certainly hope the AZW format is not real...what a bother it would be to have yet another format flying round when I finally got used to mobipocket...
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:07 AM   #17
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I'm guessing that AZW is probably just a wrapper around an existing e-book format - MobiPocket.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:40 AM   #18
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Nice find...

But I certainly hope the AZW format is not real...what a bother it would be to have yet another format flying round when I finally got used to mobipocket...
The manual says that you can buy content directly from the Kindle. I bet that content is in AZW format.

So long as the Kindle also reads Mobipocket, we can live with whatever other formats Amazon puts on it.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:10 AM   #19
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I guess you have a point there...now the real question is what this "Whispernet" is all about...and whether it will really have EV-DO (and thus be of limited use in Europe) or WiFi and whether it will come bundled with some kind of subscription for EV-DO or books or whatever...the Frankfurt Book-Fair is starting soon, I hope we'll know more in a few days...
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:22 PM   #20
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I googled some,
http://www.amazon.com/GENITOPE-INITI.../dp/B000F3UGMY
"includes free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet" "Available for download now."
Other intresting quotes
"Auto-delivered wirelessly to Kindle via Amazon Whispernet." Auto-deliverd? Can you only buy from the kindle then? Sounds a bit stupid... But if it is free it would prob be allright.
And notice that the book is in HTML format...

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Old 10-08-2007, 01:26 PM   #21
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I googled some,
http://www.amazon.com/GENITOPE-INITI.../dp/B000F3UGMY
"includes free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet" "Available for download now."
Other intresting quotes
"Auto-delivered wirelessly to Kindle via Amazon Whispernet." Auto-deliverd? Can you only buy from the kindle then? Sounds a bit stupid... But if it is free it would prob be allright.
And notice that the book is in HTML format...
Might be something similar to what iRex is using. Some sort of inbox where Amazon can safely deposit the content, and the next time that you sync your Kindle, you download the content on your device.
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:29 PM   #22
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I googled some,
http://www.amazon.com/GENITOPE-INITI.../dp/B000F3UGMY
"includes free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet" "Available for download now."
Other intresting quotes
"Auto-delivered wirelessly to Kindle via Amazon Whispernet." Auto-deliverd? Can you only buy from the kindle then? Sounds a bit stupid... But if it is free it would prob be allright.
And notice that the book is in HTML format...
RTM, dude, RTM. And then go read the Wiki, and the other threads on this forum.

According to the manual, one way to get content is to buy it from Amazon while using the Kindle. Another way to get content is to load it yourself, either onto a SD card or direct from PC/Mac to Kindle via USB.
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:53 PM   #23
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A point, Nate, but it's probably best to keep in mind that the manual we have is about a year old, and things may have changed in the mean-time.

I don't plan to rely too heavily on that manual, at any rate.
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I think the "kindle edition" is the AZW file format. I got this from the manual.

Of course, I could be wrong.
Manual? You have a *manual*?!?!? That means you have a Kindle! Give details!

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Old 10-08-2007, 04:28 PM   #25
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That means you have a Kindle!
No it doesn't.

It means that he's read this thread from last year when the details leaked out via the FCC site. I believe the manual is still posted in that thread, but it's a year old, hence my comment.

Yup, the manual is still posted there. How funny, I'd forgotten I was the one who actually posted it.
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Well, this is actually one of the few devices where most people read the manual before they used the device...probably since the manual was leaked (on Engadget a year ago) but the device so far was not...
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Manual? You have a *manual*?!?!? That means you have a Kindle! Give details!

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No, if I had a Kindle, you'd already know about it. Everyone would know about it. I'd shout it from the rooftops. I'd post a clip on Youtube. I'd take a few hundred photos, and post them here.

I only wish I had one.
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:36 PM   #28
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If we can trust the manual, as of a year ago the plan was to support .prc and .mobi files, so for those who want mobipocket support there's still hope.
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I have been doing some thinking on the results of the google search site:amazon.com "kindle edition" .

http://www.google.com/search?num=100...on&btnG=Search

There are now 5,670 pages in the Google cache that have the words "kindle edition" on them. It's a very diverse collection of books. There are more technical manuals and textbooks than I have ever seen outside of PDF format. This by itself could make the Kindle the market leader.
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There are more technical manuals and textbooks than I have ever seen outside of PDF format. This by itself could make the Kindle the market leader.
I don't follow you. The technical book market is far smaller than the fiction market. When I get on a train or a bus, everyone around me is reading novels, not technical books. I suspect that it's a market sector which is of relatively little importance to a bookreader.
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