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Old 09-04-2012, 04:29 AM   #106
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:43 AM   #107
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More like two and a half days, to be precise.

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:08 AM   #108
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Partial days don't count. The announcement will be on Thurs so it doesn't count.

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:53 AM   #109
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #110
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I just want my new super atomic powered glow-in-the-dark kindle!
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:21 PM   #111
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I just want my new super atomic powered glow-in-the-dark kindle!
With a built-in bottle opener and cheese knife.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:31 PM   #112
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:01 PM   #113
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I was just ribbing you. That's how I do it on my K-3 (which I still use along with my Touch). In truth it would be nice if a Touch model also incorporated the Keyboard's side buttons as an additional alternative to tapping the screen for page turns. They're very convenient, although the virtual keyboard on the Touch is better, in my opinion, and easier to use than the physical button keyboard on the K-3.
When I tried the kindle touch I did like the keyboard and was never a big fan of the one on my k3 that I was tied to that part of it, but a lack of page turn buttons stopped me getting one, in the grand scheme of things they may not seem a big deal, but they just help to enhance the overall comfort of the reading experience on my k3.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:44 PM   #114
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Mark me down as another fan of page turn buttons. Keeps the screen cleaner, easier to use, and on my Nook Simple Touch, they provide a nice sense of tactile feedback: I always know when the button click has registered. That's something touchscreens just don't give you.

I didn't feel strongly about them before I got my NST, but now I wouldn't do without them. I miss them on my Nook Color.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:00 PM   #115
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Actually, the T2 is a worthy upgrade for your 505. The T2 has a microSD slot and it handles ePub so all the ePub you have will work without having to be converted.
I have already converted my ePub library to .mobi in preperation. The T2 looks like a nice upgrade but it really just seems to be par with current gen Kindle and likely behind the upcoming release.

Also, I have never been a fan of the Sony bookstore but, as a longtime Amazon Prime member, I would prefer to just make my purchases there (or continue sideloading non-DRM via Calibre).

Really, the only thing that interests me in the T2 is microSD support. I am curious to see how much memory will be available locally (non-cloud) for the upcoming Kindle.

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #116
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:01 PM   #117
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And perpetual beer keg!
And standardizing on ePub while dropping Mobipocket and KF8.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:52 PM   #118
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #119
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i'd say $119.99. no real reason other than that number feels right to me.
I say $123.00, because then it could be advertised as "easy as 123".
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #120
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Okay then, up next "Auto Page Turn" much like the dreaded "Continuous Scroll"
How about Tilt to Turn? You would just do a little wrist movement, and behold! the next page! When you want to go back a page, reverse the movement.

Instapaper on the iPhone actually had that feature for a while, only it scrolled rather than pageturned, IIRC.
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