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Old 11-30-2007, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hello all!

I just received my Amazon Kindle yesterday and I'm enjoying using the device.

My first ebook reader was from SoftBooks, which I enjoyed as long as that lasted.

Between the SoftBooks device and my Kindle, I've been reading my ebooks on a series of Palm devices, the most recent being a Treo 680. Prior to the Treo, I used a Palm TX for my reading. I recently gave up reading on the Treo and went back to the Palm TX (screen size issue) and finally made the jump to the Kindle.

I'd given a great deal of consideration to the Sony PRS-500 and then almost purchased the PRS-505/LC, but put off making that choice because I am a Mac user. Then the Kindle basically solved the problem of the best way to get the books on the reading device by bypassing the need for a computer altogether. (Of course, the fact that it is just a plain ol' USB mass storage device when it is attached to a computer helps too, no special programs needed for loading files!)

I really like my Kindle, but it's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. The page turn buttons are just too big, they're in the way of "everything" when it comes to handling the device. When I first saw the Kindle, I thought it ugly, but I find I don't notice that as much as I thought I would. The UI has some rough edges, but I suspect they will be ironed out over time.

Hopefully Amazon will keep working to enlarge the base of titles available for the Kindle.

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Old 11-30-2007, 09:22 PM   #2
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I really like my Kindle, but it's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. The page turn buttons are just too big, they're in the way of "everything" when it comes to handling the device.
It sounds like a blend of Sony Reader and Amazon Kindle would make the best combination for many people

Welcome on board!
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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When did the Kindle read eReader format?
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When did the Kindle read eReader format?
Who makes the claim?
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:04 PM   #5
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Who makes the claim?
The title of my post quite unintentionally made that "claim" as understood by JSWolf. Obviously that is not literally true.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:31 PM   #6
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Thank you, Alexander!

You're definitely right on the button with the concept of a reader with features from both the Sony Reader and Amazon Kindle!
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It sounds like a blend of Sony Reader and Amazon Kindle would make the best combination for many people
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Hi michaelmcgaw and welcome to the Forum. I have a Sony and like it a lot. But have had my hands on the Kindle and like that as well.
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New eReader Device User: Kindle

The OP makes the claim. uses the term eReader with the proper caps. What needs to happen is the topic needs to be changed as this gives a false impression that the Kindle handles eReader format.

If I didn't know anything about the Kindle, I would think it handles eReader.
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Hmm... if you didn't know anything about Kindle, you probably wouldn't know that "eReader" is a format either.

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Hmm... if you didn't know anything about Kindle, you probably wouldn't know that "eReader" is a format either.

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Not so. It's possible to have say a palm with eReader on it and eReader format books. And thinking the Kindle can read eReader, you purchase the Kindle only to find out it cannot. That's not good.
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