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Old 11-19-2007, 08:46 AM   #16
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Hi everyone,

Just ordered the Kindle and received the introductory email. Nice touch on Amazon's part. Thanks for providing the link. Couldn't find it any other way.
I don't have the email yet. The order has not been canceled, so I bet the email is simply stuck in my spam filter. Drat.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:47 AM   #17
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I think you're right Nate. My email arrived within a minute of purchase.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:51 AM   #18
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Thanks for providing the link. Couldn't find it any other way.
It's not publicly advertised yet. I'd love to see those guys at Amazon wondering about the first incoming orders
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:55 AM   #19
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I finally went looking for my spam folder. It's actually 3 web pages away from my email account. Go figure. But I do have the email; it arrived about a minute after the purchase.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:32 AM   #20
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I don't know if this link has already been posted here, so I am going to do it.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:37 AM   #21
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Edit: I don't know...who -outside of germany- would be interested in reading the "Frankfurter Allgemeine"???
Expatriates who need to keep up on current events so they don't look like complete idiots when they visit Germany once a year ... if it wasn't for Mobipocket's RSS feeds for the Iliad, I still wouldn't know what Hartz IV is or what it's doing to the country... or that there's a railroad strike going on ... or know about the increasingly amusing saga of the planned Transrapid in Munich ("monorail, monorail, monorail")

As suggested in another thread: Wouldn't it be relatively easy for Amazon to make newspaper subscription and delivery available for other e-readers? Alternatively, if a newspaper is already creating content for one e-reader, wouldn't it be easy to make that subscription available to other companies? In other words, shouldn't Irex be talking to the FAZ right now?

I know, I keep going on about this ... but CommandeROR is obsessed with battery life, others get worked up about DRM - my pet peeve is that there's still no newspaper for the Iliad...
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:43 AM   #22
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Did not work with my Chinese address (no big surprise) and also did not work with my Canadian address.

Once again, a company is ignoring the vast majority of people. Must be nice to be so fabulously wealthy and successful that you do not need more customers.
I've just e-mailed Amazon UK to ask them if there are any plans to release it in the UK.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:48 AM   #23
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:17 AM   #24
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Well, I said to heck with it, and ordered it, despite my personal reservations. I also just got the Cybook (I was one of the lucky ones to get their first production batch), so it'll be interesting to compare the two. I guess it'll be here either Wednesday or Friday (with Thursday being Thanksgiving).
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:18 PM   #25
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I just ordered mine--after I spent the whole evening telling myself I didn't need one. But I watched the little introduction video about it on amazon and I couldn't help it. It is supposed to be delivered to my house tomorrow (11-20-2007).

I'm on a mac, so I can't even create mobi files!! But I hope they release something that lets us mac people create our own mobi content. I'm a wikipedia fiend, so I couldn't resist that option and the dictionary option...
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:26 PM   #26
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I just ordered mine--after I spent the whole evening telling myself I didn't need one.
Congrats on your purchase! Please tell us about your first experiences as soon as it arrives
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:16 PM   #27
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I ordered mine, arrives Wednesday. For me it is all about subscription content. Something Sony promised and never delivered. I don't care if wireless or wired, just want the NYT every morning.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:42 PM   #28
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II'm on a mac, so I can't even create mobi files!!
If you have wine installed, then mobigen.exe probably works - at least it does under Linux. Add -jpeg to the standard set of mobigen options, since it typically gives better images.

One side effect of Kindle may be a rapid increase in (drm-free) .MOBI tools. At least, I hope this is the case.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:49 PM   #29
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Mine's been shipped, too! Wednesday's the day.
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:39 PM   #30
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Tuesday for me (Amazon Prime ftw!

Will have it side by side with the Sony Reader to compare.

Oh, and Amazon have already assigned it a name and I've assigned it an email address and bought my first book! So far the whole Kindle infrastructure is living up to the expectations for such a device coming from Amazon.

Kinda hoping the display contrast might be a bit better than on the Sony, but it sounds like they use pretty much the same display.

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