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Old 09-28-2011, 12:36 PM   #166
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:36 PM   #167
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It says "12th October", if that's what you mean by "10/12".
In the U.S. we put the month first.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:37 PM   #168
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In the U.S. we put the month first.
I know, but the poster is in Paris, where they don't .
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:37 PM   #169
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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 then they would have to explain about the various types of DRM and why they can't convert most books - I just want them to add it in on the quiet, for side loading only of non DRM books.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:37 PM   #170
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:38 PM   #171
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Because then they would have to explain about the various types of DRM and why they can't convert most books - I just want them to add it in on the quiet, for side loading only of non DRM books.
Yes. Offering ePub conversion would be a disaster. People would expect to be able to buy DRM-protected ePub books and convert them.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:39 PM   #172
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Looks like we're not going to get the "Touch" in the UK. I'd guess they'll probably release it here after Christmas, when the US demand falls a little.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:41 PM   #173
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:42 PM   #174
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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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I'm sorry if this has already been addressed; I just came back from work and saw that the unveiling has been done.

How many here hate the name "Fire"? Show of hands, please.

I mean, hey, I give them credit for pricing it under the $200 barrier. That's big news, surely. But "Fire"? Really?
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I'm sorry if this has already been addressed; I just came back from work and saw that the unveiling has been done.

How many here hate the name "Fire"? Show of hands, please.

I mean, hey, I give them credit for pricing it under the $200 barrier. That's big news, surely. But "Fire"? Really?
Seems absolutely fine to me. Why don't you like it? You don't have to worry about it, though; you can't buy one .
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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.
At least they have 3GB of usable storage onboard. Needed for audiobooks. Though a card slot would've been preferred.
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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
  • $189 - Kindle Touch 3G without SO
  • $199 - Kindle Fire
This, really, is the most impressive part. The prices are undoubtedly spectacular.

A Kindle for as low as $79??? I think Amazon might just have put all small eReader manufacturers out of business.
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I'm sorry if this has already been addressed; I just came back from work and saw that the unveiling has been done.

How many here hate the name "Fire"? Show of hands, please.

I mean, hey, I give them credit for pricing it under the $200 barrier. That's big news, surely. But "Fire"? Really?

I don't hate the name anymore. I dislike it, yes. They could have done better, imo, but if the device is good then the name will fade out of mind. I'll find out next month.

I am not impressed with the covers available for the new Kindle Einks, though. Expensive, too.
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At least they have 3GB of usable storage onboard. Needed for audiobooks. Though a card slot would've been preferred.
The cheapie version only has 2GB, with 1.25GB available to the user. That's only 38% of the storage space available on existing Kindles.
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