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Old 11-19-2007, 09:37 AM   #31
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:48 AM   #32
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:50 AM   #33
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*** We're sorry. This item can't be shipped to your selected destination. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order by changing its quantity to 0 and clicking the update button below. ( See geographical restrictions.) ***


Of course, I have seen this message before (whenever I tried order any electronical device from Amazon).

Only remains to hope that local shops (.de, .co.uk) will offer the device for sale as well. If not, people outside Northern America are pretty much out of luck. (Of course you can have somebody order it for you or use services like myus.com, but to me this not really an option)

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Old 11-19-2007, 10:38 AM   #34
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Has anyone been able to download the User's Guide or the Manual from Amazon? Near the bottom of the Kindle web page:

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Kindle User's Guide (preinstalled on device) [PDF] | About Your Kindle Manual (included in box) [PDF]
The links just took me to a similar Kindle web page.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:41 AM   #35
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Has anyone been able to download the User's Guide or the Manual from Amazon? Near the bottom of the Kindle web page:

The links just took me to a similar Kindle web page.
"About your Kindle" is the PDF that's been floating around here.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:51 AM   #36
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Kindle Will Crash and Burn

My prediction- the Kindle will crash and burn. Sales will be dismal- just like for the Sony reader. And the reasons have been around ever since the Rocketbook/GEM flop- but no one is considering them. Yet again, I see a device that the manufacturer thinks will make them rich from "content sales." Yet again, a comparison is made to the Apple Ipod- hey, this reader will "do the same thing for books as the Ipod did for music." Where did I hear that line before? Oh, yeah, in an article about the Sony Reader.

Sorry, unless this thing comes with a High-speed book scanner, it will do no such thing. I have hundreds of music cd's I can rip to my ipod. This reader doesn't let me rip my paper books to its format- I won't even be able to read my ereader books on it, probably.

Hype and more hype, no substance. Gem 1150 mark 2.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:53 AM   #37
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Jon, we currently do not show a Kindle registered to your Amazon account. Kindle Editions are only available for Kindles.
Meaning the Kindle Editions are only for the Kindle and you can only get them wirelessly.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:05 AM   #38
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Now this is ugly. You can't buy ebooks from Amazon to read except on a Kindle. It won't support protected Mobipocket (in fact, the Mobipocket web site looks the same today as it did months ago - nothing about the Kindle). And the only delivery to the Kindle is EVDO unless there is some way to convert to the supported .AZW format on your PC. Yes, I hope they crash and burn.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:08 AM   #39
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Well, the manual was easy to convert..I just changed the filename from .azw to .prc but I doubt it's going to be that easy for DRM protected books...
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:09 AM   #40
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I think its a bad business decision aswell, but on the other hand, Amazon is big enough to be able to do just that. I am just wondering, why the publishers let them lock in customers.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:11 AM   #41
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Well, the manual was easy to convert..I just changed the filename from .azw to .prc but I doubt it's going to be that easy for DRM protected books...
I assume they are using mobipocket formats with a different file extension. But since you cannot find out your kindles ID, you cannot purchase from any other mobipocket retailer. Nor can you buy a book for a non kindle ereader, since they do not allow you to register the device. So basically you have mobipocket files with no way to access them.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:18 AM   #42
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When I get mine I will see if it'll read the many non-DRM Mobipocket books I bought online. I've been able to read them on unregistered devices so I should be able to read them on the Kindle.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:19 AM   #43
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Meaning the Kindle Editions are only for the Kindle and you can only get them wirelessly.
Guys, don't make any conclusions just yet.
It the first day! They have just announced the product. Quite possible that in 1 week time when service is up and running, free of the very first obvious glitches the overall picture will look a bit different from what we can see today.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:26 AM   #44
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I'm not making any conclusions. Why would Amazon not want to sell content for their reader? It makes sense. They bought Mobipocket so they would have content for the Kindle. If we want Mobi content otherwise, we go elsewhere.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:32 AM   #45
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Why would Amazon not want to sell content for their reader?
Because it not "up-and-running" yet?
Just like finding kindle on amazon. When Nate has already placed and order for one, I still could not find it on amazon.com. Maybe in a day or two things will clear up.

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Cannot you get the same service via USB?
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