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Old 09-28-2011, 11:25 AM   #151
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Can we assume full access to Amazon App Store? If so, you'll be able to put Kobo, Aldiko, Mantano Reader on there. Probably Nook as well if you can enable '3rd party' apps. Wonder if Nook not being there is due to Amazon not allowing it or B&N not submitting it—I suspect the latter.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:29 AM   #152
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No sign of the "Touch" being available to order yet.

One thing I do notice is that the "Keyboard" has only 2GB RAM, with 1.25GB available to the user. That's only 38% of the amount of RAM available on the current Kindles.
Yep, looks like a definite budget version - worse battery as well 1 month life to the 2 month life of the old keyboard or the new touch.

Shame they won't support unencrypted epub, can't really be bothered keeping all my books in 2 formats.

Still the £89 against $109 means we might get a good price on the Fire - if it's ever released here.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #153
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Too bad Kindle Touch doesn't benefit from the 'Silk' browser acceleration.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #154
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The new lighted covers look nice....light swings out from the top center.

I have already pre-ordered my $99 Touch.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #155
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The 79$ Kindle has buttons on the sides.
Yes, I was just looking at the quick start guide and it does confirm buttons on the sides. Yay!
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:32 AM   #156
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Yep, looks like a definite budget version - worse battery as well 1 month life to the 2 month life of the old keyboard or the new touch.

Shame they won't support unencrypted epub, can't really be bothered keeping all my books in 2 formats.

Still the £89 against $109 means we might get a good price on the Fire - if it's ever released here.
I don't understand why they don't offer ePub to mobi conversion as part of the @kindle.com email service. It would be trivial.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:33 AM   #157
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Am I wrong or delivery for the Kindle Touch and Kindle "Button" is 11/21 in US, but pre-order for Kindle Button says delivery on 10/12 on the UK and German Kindle ?
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:33 AM   #158
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:34 AM   #159
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It says "12th October", if that's what you mean by "10/12".
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:34 AM   #160
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  • $79 - Kindle w/ Special Offers (non-touch)
  • $109 - Kindle without SO (non-touch)
  • $99 - Kindle Touch WF w/ Special Offers
  • $139 - Kindle Touch WF without SO
  • $149 - Kindle Touch 3G w/ Special Offers
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:34 AM   #161
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Looks as though none of the new Kindle models have an expansion sd or micro sd slot. Can anyone verify this? If there was an available slot I might consider the touch 3g.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:35 AM   #162
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I think I may have misunderstood something that was covered in the press conference. They had been talking about Whispersync and using it with movies and music, and then they started talking about the new Silk Browser.

I think I made the erroneous connection that the device was going to support a connection to the internet via WhisperNet and the Silk Browser. I was just WRONG. Whispersync and WhisperNet are two different things and the Kindle Fire doesn't have a 3G connection at all -- thus no WhisperNet.
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I don't understand why they don't offer ePub to mobi conversion as part of the @kindle.com email service. It would be trivial.
Because they want you to buy your books from Amazon.

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Looks as though none of the new Kindle models have an expansion sd or micro sd slot. Can anyone verify this? If there was an available slot I might consider the touch 3g.
Given that no existing Kindle has an expansion slot, there's really no reason to suppose that the new models would have one.
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