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Old 11-20-2007, 12:44 PM   #1
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kindle - why no fire at mobileread?

Grief, there's been so much interest everywhere else, but Amazon's Kindle seems to have kindled no fires at Mobileread. As a fairly lo-tech kind of guy, I'm wondering whether my Iliad has been overtaken, what with the Kindle's ability to download so easily books on to the device.

I mean, look at: http://www.economist.com/business/di...ry_id=10164693

I really like my Iliad, except for the fact that UK authors' works are so hard to find as e-books. Will Amazon persuade me to forsake Irex? There's certainly no discussion I can find to help me here on Mobileread. Disappointring.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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Not sure exactly what you're looking for, there are Kindle threads everywhere discussing pretty much every aspect of it.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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If you move to the states, you would have a choice, but since you are in the UK, you will probably have to wait at least a year, probably more until the knidle shows up there.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:48 PM   #4
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Meaning no offense, watcha, but where have you been?

Yesterday we had over 1,000 posts -- a new record for a single day, and almost all of them were on the Kindle! Plus the first four frontpage articles are Kindle items.

Fire? This is closer to a melt down!
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:53 PM   #5
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Grief, there's been so much interest everywhere else, but Amazon's Kindle seems to have kindled no fires at Mobileread. As a fairly lo-tech kind of guy, I'm wondering whether my Iliad has been overtaken, what with the Kindle's ability to download so easily books on to the device.

I mean, look at: http://www.economist.com/business/di...ry_id=10164693

I really like my Iliad, except for the fact that UK authors' works are so hard to find as e-books. Will Amazon persuade me to forsake Irex? There's certainly no discussion I can find to help me here on Mobileread. Disappointring.
We do not yet have a member review of the Kindle. Give us some time.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:53 PM   #6
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Grief, there's been so much interest everywhere else, but Amazon's Kindle seems to have kindled no fires at Mobileread. As a fairly lo-tech kind of guy, I'm wondering whether my Iliad has been overtaken, what with the Kindle's ability to download so easily books on to the device.

I mean, look at: http://www.economist.com/business/di...ry_id=10164693

I really like my Iliad, except for the fact that UK authors' works are so hard to find as e-books. Will Amazon persuade me to forsake Irex? There's certainly no discussion I can find to help me here on Mobileread. Disappointing.
The Kindle was released on Monday. Some forum members have ordered the Kindle. You need to give them time to get it and time to play with it. Then we will get hands on reports on how the Kindle really is. Then once we get positive reviews/experiences, then I think you'll find more fire about the Kindle. This is a new device with new experiences since Amazon is doing things differently. Just give it time while others get their Kindles and have a chance to use it.
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:18 PM   #7
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Meaning no offense, watcha, but where have you been?

Yesterday we had over 1,000 posts -- a new record for a single day, and almost all of them were on the Kindle! Plus the first four frontpage articles are Kindle items.

Fire? This is closer to a melt down!
We had tons of guest readers, too. At one point I noticed the front forum page listed about 500 of them.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:06 PM   #8
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Sorry - it's my lo-tech brain! I looked only in forums, not 'front page'.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:59 AM   #9
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No biggie, watcha. Thanks for the Economist link, btw. It seems they are quite bullish on the Kindle. Which is nice, given how much weight the Economist has in the financial community. Perhaps it will mean more money for startups who want to bring out their reading devices
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:40 AM   #10
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I look forward to the distant future when hardware like the Kindle will actually be offered to Canadians. :P I almost really considered buying the Kindle...until I found out it would be nearly impossible for me to do.

I might get the iLiad. There goes my savings. But oooooh is it pretty. *_* Heck, I may end up collecting eBook readers and decide which one I like using the most. Mwahaha.
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