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Old 11-19-2007, 09:28 AM   #1
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Engadget reporting live from the Amazon event

http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/19/l...-launch-event/

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Old 11-19-2007, 09:43 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads-up - should be interesting
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:44 AM   #4
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Too late, the Kindle is already old news. Good Morning America has a stary this morning on the Kindle, so the cat is out of the bag already.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:18 AM   #5
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Well the comments on Engadget are not exactly friendly...I guess amazon ist making some enemies today...
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:19 AM   #6
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:21 AM   #7
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When can mobileread get one and review it! This thing really looks like a mobile read killer app.
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OK..the presentation is done, but nobody said anything about the world outside the US...that's just...sad...
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:31 AM   #9
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OK..the presentation is done, but nobody said anything about the world outside the US...that's just...sad...
I feel your pain, Roland.

Did you see this:

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"We archive your books in the cloud. If you ever lose a book, you can just redownload it again, it doesn't cost anything. If you want to clear out space on your Kindle knowing they're secure on the server, and in 60 seconds you can get it back again.
I don't think everyone is going to be happy to have his purchased books stored @ Amazon's rather than on your own computer.
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An interesting tidbit:
"The side-selector appears to be LCD-based, not e-ink based. "
That's a pretty clever solution to the E-Ink refresh problem.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:34 AM   #11
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I would be extremely happy to have my books stored on amazon istead of on my computer...it would be another reason for me to buy it actually...

I hate the iTunes system where a file lost is a file gone...and somebody who likes to takes his computer apart on a more or less regular basis always runs the risk of losing some files...^^
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I feel your pain, Roland.

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I don't think everyone is going to be happy to have his purchased books stored @ Amazon's rather than on your own computer.
Just the record of the purchase for a re-download. Lots of services do this.

The books are stored locally, so you can turn off the evdo while you read.

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Presumably there is some sort of security onboard; or can someone steal yours and download amazon.com to it at your expense?
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Just the record of the purchase for a re-download. Lots of services do this.

The books are stored locally, so you can turn off the evdo while you read.

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But they are only stored locally on the device, not your computer, right? E.g. if you purchase a book from Sony Connect, you actually have a local copy of your purchase on your personal harddisk.
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