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Old 11-17-2007, 10:53 AM   #61
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What an ... illuminating tidbit that was too, vivaldirules.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:12 AM   #62
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Is there any actual size mentioned in any of the rumors?
From last years manual: 4.9" by 7.5" by 0.7", 10.2 ounces (289 g).

This info is also in the wiki: E-book Reader Matrix.

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Old 11-17-2007, 11:41 AM   #63
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This photo of the Kindle on Amazon's site suggests that it is quite large indeed.
And they said it was not illuminated! <g>

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4.9" by 7.5" by 0.7"
OK, so it is 120% of the area, 225% of the thickness, and 113% of the weight the Sony (new Sony as that is the competition).

Would have expected it to be heavier. Must be either not very dense or all plastic (and indeed it looks to be plastic)...

Might be OK if the content and especially the price of the content is killer. We shall see.

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Old 11-17-2007, 12:24 PM   #64
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And they said it was not illuminated! <g>
Nah, they only said it wasn't back-lit.
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:38 PM   #65
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This photo of the Kindle on Amazon's site suggests that it is quite large indeed. Okay, I'm going to stop it with this joke - I promise.
Wow! Only $117.00!

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I'm still thinking that the original pic that we have isn't so horrible if it's color corrected. Granted, I guessed on the color correction, but when you take out that ugly tan color, is the design sooo terrible?

I think the ugly 1990's PC color from the photograph is what made look so nasty. But that it just my opinion!
Can you fudge a picture in black? Every thing ughly looks better in black!
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:10 AM   #66
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Can you fudge a picture in black? Every thing ughly looks better in black!
I guess you mean "in the dark"?

Seriously, I'm looking forward to the anouncement of the kindle. Hopefully it will be available in Europe, or at least will not be restricted to the USA. Concerning the price, 400$/€ would turn me off, in this case I hope there will be some sort of subscription service, and the device sells for less (or even nothing). I would consider a two year contract...

And to say it once again: I still like this retroish design.
My wildest dream: If it is the final design, and noone buys them, prices will drop and I'll buy one for 50$/€* early next year.

* isn't there a sign that signifies both currencies at once? We should call it "Common Transatlantic Payment Unit" or something like that...
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:01 AM   #67
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Let's play Shadowrun all along, use a 'Y' as currecy symbol and call it Nuyen

I really, really, really DONT understand why so many companys restrict themselfes to the US market. I mean: WHY? And especially: Why do ALL of them use the US market? There is already a reader for US (Sony), if Amazon wants to do only one market - go Europe! We will welcome you with open arms.

But they won't do that, so I hope for a worldwide release. On the other hand: Their MP3-Service is only available in the US, so I don't believe that they will offer eBooks in good old Germany any time soon. If not: It *will* cost them my support. Not that it bothers them in any way ...
Oh and EVDO-access says everything that is to say about "worldwide release" really ...
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:53 AM   #68
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* isn't there a sign that signifies both currencies at once? We should call it "Common Transatlantic Payment Unit" or something like that...
Supposedly, this character ¤ means "currency". It looks like a circle with points on the four corners (you didn't know a circle had corners, did you?). The only problem is, I doubt anyone would recognize that symbol.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:07 AM   #69
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* isn't there a sign that signifies both currencies at once? We should call it "Common Transatlantic Payment Unit" or something like that...
"Common Transatlantic Payment Unit" is highly accurate and efficient. From now on, all forum members will use it. You will comply. Resistance is futile...

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Old 11-18-2007, 10:38 AM   #70
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There was a new space currency announced last month called the 'Quid'. Since space is all around the planet it would be logical to use.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:56 AM   #71
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There was a new space currency announced last month called the 'Quid'. Since space is all around the planet it would be logical to use.
Frankly speaking, I have never considered myself and inter-planetary traveler...although I have used quids for 5 years. I am proud of the new title though!
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:24 PM   #72
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The "quids" are cute, but I think they're missing the fact that loose change of any kind, even with rounded corners, presents a hazard in a microgravity environment. They need an information storage method that can hold up to electromagnetic flux and cosmic rays, with suitable encryption to hold financial information such as a credit limit. They're going to have to exchange information with a banking system, but it needn't be in real-time.

Regarding Yvan's request for a picture in black, I think he wants to see the Kindle mock-up photoshopped to seem to be made of black plastic. The color is quite likely to change, since that color is the basic color of prototyping plastic (someone pointed that out in one of the early Kindle threads). I'd expect to see some kind of customizable "skin," actually, if they want to go the iPod marketing route.
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:36 PM   #73
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The "quids" are cute, but I think they're missing the fact that loose change of any kind, even with rounded corners, presents a hazard in a microgravity environment. They need an information storage method that can hold up to electromagnetic flux and cosmic rays, with suitable encryption to hold financial information such as a credit limit. They're going to have to exchange information with a banking system, but it needn't be in real-time.

Regarding Yvan's request for a picture in black, I think he wants to see the Kindle mock-up photoshopped to seem to be made of black plastic. The color is quite likely to change, since that color is the basic color of prototyping plastic (someone pointed that out in one of the early Kindle threads). I'd expect to see some kind of customizable "skin," actually, if they want to go the iPod marketing route.
I have a more pragmatic reason for wanting black bezels with eink; contrast ratio. Reading in artificial light requires lots of it and a white surface around a reader would bounce quite a bit of it back, rendering the reading tiresome to the eyes.
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:54 PM   #74
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Regarding Yvan's request for a picture in black, I think he wants to see the Kindle mock-up photoshopped to seem to be made of black plastic.
There you go, call it qucik and dirty.
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