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Old 11-19-2007, 10:34 AM   #46
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amazon will sell more ebooks today than all other ebook sales in history
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:36 AM   #47
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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.
Well, I can certainly draw one valid conclusion- this reader is PUG-UGLY! I mean, seriously, this clunky thing is below undergraduate design-class quality. Did design for this device get outsourced to BFE or Somalia?

Even the Rocketbook, with its capability to read html and download websites looks better than this turkey. But I guess it is an appropriate time to bring a turkey to market <G>.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:36 AM   #48
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amazon will sell more ebooks today than all other ebook sales in history
Well, thats a bold statement, i wonder if that is true.
It would definately be true, if Kindle Editions would be available for more readers than just the Kindle.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:38 AM   #49
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Did anyone follow the comments on Engadget...it did not sound like most people there were overwhelmed...
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:39 AM   #50
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Well, I can certainly draw one valid conclusion- this reader is PUG-UGLY!
Hey I have a pug and she isn't ugly!
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:40 AM   #51
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Well, thats a bold statement, i wonder if that is true.
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Never has an ebook reader been so highly visible. You wouldn't know a sony reader existed unless you were explicitly looking for something like it. Millions visit amazon's home page daily, and its now in their face nov/dec.

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Old 11-19-2007, 10:42 AM   #52
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:44 AM   #53
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I'm emailing publishers but I've heard back from one, Harlequin, and they aren't making any ebooks exclusive to the Kindle. I bet that is going to be true for most publishers, if not all.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:44 AM   #54
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Never has an ebook reader been so highly visible. You wouldn't know a sony reader existed unless you were explicitly looking for something like it. Millions visit amazon's home page daily, and its now in their face nov/dec.

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True, but since, the price is fairly high, i doubt there will be more eBooks sold today by Amazon than all ebook sales before. While the visibility to the broad public is great, it is still too expensive. And i too would like to buy the NYT Bestsellers to read them on my iLiad or CyBook. So i assume, the ebook sales will not explode that much.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:47 AM   #55
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I'm not sure why they insisted in putting that large keyboard on it. Yes, I know there are features that use the keyboard, but I for one carry an EBook reader in order to read ebooks. My Sony reader is nicely sized for that purpose. I am concerned that the keyboard will interfere with comfortable reading.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:51 AM   #56
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I'm not sure why they insisted in putting that large keyboard on it. Yes, I know there are features that use the keyboard, but I for one carry an EBook reader in order to read ebooks. My Sony reader is nicely sized for that purpose. I am concerned that the keyboard will interfere with comfortable reading.
I agree. I'd rather see a separate little USB keyboard and have a reader the size of the Sony.
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Did anyone follow the comments on Engadget...it did not sound like most people there were overwhelmed...
You're a master of understatement.
That said, Sony readers weren't really welcomed there either.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:54 AM   #58
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You're a master of understatement.
That said, Sony readers weren't really welcomed there either.
LOL. I think they were more positive about the second Reader incarnation, but my memory could serve me wrong.
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You're a master of understatement.
That said, Sony readers weren't really welcomed there either.
It seems to me most comments on readers are from people who don't get the technology and probably aren't big book readers. Sadly there were folks there today that do get it and were still disappointed in Amazon's pricing, design and anti-competitve tactics.
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I'm emailing publishers but I've heard back from one, Harlequin, and they aren't making any ebooks exclusive to the Kindle. I bet that is going to be true for most publishers, if not all.
Now that is the only good news I have heard today. I certainly hope your bet turns out correct. I'll certainly continue to monitor Sony's list of offerings.
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