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Old 09-07-2012, 01:30 PM   #481
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...I was actually trying to annoy hubby because he didn't share my enthusiasm about the Paperwhite. So I was making him listen to the reviews hoping he see the beauty of the device ...
Blossom, did it work? Have you pre-ordered yours yet? If not, just tell him to give it up. When the wife wants something, wife will get it!!!!

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Old 09-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #482
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It looks like the Paperwhite does not have audio. MP3 isn't listed as a supported content type in the specs and there are dashes on the features chart in the "audio" column for that device. Only the Kindle Keyboard and Fire models are listed as having audio now.
Along with audio being gone, storage is down to 1.2GB (from about 3.2GB). I mostly use audio for TTS, never for music, rarely for audiobooks. But I'll miss it.

Also disappointing is the lack of TTS on Fire's Kindle app. It's built in to Android and so they just need to wire it up.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:08 PM   #483
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Blossom, did it work? Have you pre-ordered yours yet? If not, just tell him to give it up. When the wife wants something, wife will get it!!!!

Not yet. The weekend will be my wear him down time. During the week he's so occupied with work and school. Weekends it's just school so I be able to talk his ear off with no escape. Back up plan is there is always my mama who loves me! That will irk him to no end to give in.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:59 PM   #484
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I wish you luck. I'm going to bite the bullet and get me the KPW. As if I need a new ereader. But, it's time to move on!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:02 PM   #485
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I wish you luck. I'm going to bite the bullet and get me the KPW. As if I need a new ereader. But, it's time to move on!!
I think the PW will be the best Kindle yet. I know people like buttons but Touch is the where devices are going. The great thing is it uses a capacitive screen! So people should be able to use it in the bathtub or in a water proof baggy.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:08 PM   #486
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I know people like buttons but Touch is the where devices are going.
skate to where puck will be, not where it is is a quote I heard to describe great technologists.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:11 PM   #487
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skate to where puck will be, not where it is is a quote I heard to describe great technologists.
Well, as great technologists as they have in Canada, anyway.

Continuing the metaphor, anticipating where the puck will be is OK, but hitting the puck into the goal is better.

In other wards, anticipating the next bandwagon is better than trying to jump on late to the current one, but seeing a real need or a better approach and directing things there is best.
Amazon and Apple have both done this more than once, and I'm disappointed that Amazon didn't see page turn buttons as the better approach.

Maybe history will prove them right, or maybe B&N's next offering will have an equally good light system, and keep the page buttons, and blow the Paperwhite's doors off in sales.....

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:32 PM   #488
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I want page turn buttons. That is all
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #489
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Not yet. The weekend will be my wear him down time. During the week he's so occupied with work and school. Weekends it's just school so I be able to talk his ear off with no escape. Back up plan is there is always my mama who loves me! That will irk him to no end to give in.
At least you're not going thermonuclear on him and dragging him off on a 6 hour mall hunt. (Cruel and unusual was invented for that.)
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #490
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A user contacted Amazon. It looks is confirmed, it does support landscape mode...

http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle?_...x2N8BRU88OO9EA
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Cnet says amazon confirms all fires have ads and no opt out

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3126_7-...tuck-with-ads/

Wow. If I pay $500+ for a tablet I sure as heck don't want to put up with ads.

I am almost certain they will revert on this. I think it's a marketing trick. Get people all riled up about it, then say all right all right we hear you, you can opt out. Get another $30 out of people and make them feel like they won something. Freaking evil genius.
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Cnet says amazon confirms all fires have ads and no opt out

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3126_7-...tuck-with-ads/

Wow. If I pay $500+ for a tablet I sure as heck don't want to put up with ads.

I am almost certain they will revert on this. I think it's a marketing trick. Get people all riled up about it, then say all right all right we hear you, you can opt out. Get another $30 out of people and make them feel like they won something. Freaking evil genius.
You can opt out for $15
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Wonder why it's $20 for the eink devices?
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