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Old 01-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Kindle PW 2 speculation

I was thinking about getting the Paperwhite but I think I'll wait since my Kindle Touch is only a year old. The tech is really at a mature stage unless they figure out someway to dramatically increase the screen contrast. I'm not sure what else they can do with a black and white eink Kindle.

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1. Color epaper
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3. Text to voice will return
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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I'd like to see one with 8GB space.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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Never buy the first of a series.
It is not really the first of a series. Only an updated Kindle Touch with light, higher resolution, no sound, less memory. Not really any noticeable difference. Kidding. But seriously, where is the 2nd gen Touch? Anyone waiting for a PW 2 might as well give up. The last one that got an update (hardware) is the basic non-touch, non-keyboard Kindle (K4).

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Old 01-03-2013, 09:16 PM   #5
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I still love my kindle keyboard, but I would be very tempted to buy a PW if the memory was increased to 4 GB. I know we can keep everything on the Cloud, but I just don't want to. I know I can back everything up, but I just don't want to. I have about 1.8 GB on my KK right now

ETA: I think I will also really miss the page turn buttons, but I suppose those are gone forever once they stop making the KK.

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:59 PM   #6
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I still love my kindle keyboard, but I would be very tempted to buy a PW if the memory was increased to 4 GB. I know we can keep everything on the Cloud, but I just don't want to. I know I can back everything up, but I just don't want to. I have about 1.8 GB on my KK right now

ETA: I think I will also really miss the page turn buttons, but I suppose those are gone forever once they stop making the KK.
I'm not making fun of anybody, but I don't really understand the mentality of keeping all of your ebooks on your physical device. Is it a mental thing? I have always had a couple books on there at once and my actual library of books resides in Calibre. When I want to get a new book from my library, I just plug the PW into the USB and I have a new book in about 20 seconds. Using my method, 2 GB is fantastic and more than enough space for my needs. Do you mind explaining your (and so many other people's) reasoning for keeping everything on one device? Sorry, just curious.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:07 AM   #7
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I'm not making fun of anybody, but I don't really understand the mentality of keeping all of your ebooks on your physical device. Is it a mental thing? I have always had a couple books on there at once and my actual library of books resides in Calibre. When I want to get a new book from my library, I just plug the PW into the USB and I have a new book in about 20 seconds. Using my method, 2 GB is fantastic and more than enough space for my needs. Do you mind explaining your (and so many other people's) reasoning for keeping everything on one device? Sorry, just curious.
I can organize my books HOW I want them rather than being restricted to how they do it on the cloud. I don't have my computer with me all the time (like at work), and if I finish a book and want to read another one, and haven't been able to get to a PC, then they are all right there, in the order I want, in the collections I want.

I don't have ALL my books on there, but I always keep about 15-20 TBR books

EDIT: This being said, I have more of my "read" books on it than my TBR, I just read them and put them in a collection. I would LOVE to have more than 2GB on it. Also, I enjoy comics, those take up some space

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:18 AM   #8
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Do you mind explaining your (and so many other people's) reasoning for keeping everything on one device? Sorry, just curious.
That's easy to explain.

If WWIII starts tonight and I only have two minutes to leave my burning house, I can take my Reading Device and everything's fine. I just need to charge it once in a while, so I think I'll take the USB charger, too. But I can leave the laptop where it is..
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:41 AM   #9
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Amazon has only disincentives for giving you TTS. They want you to buy audiobooks and hopefully listen to them on the Fire. They still sell the kindle keyboard, I suspect, to ward off potential complaints/lawsuits from the disabled. With no audio, what do you need more memory for? To side load all your books? Nuh uh, they want you to get used to putting everything on the cloud. Don't be a control freak. That is their job.

We will probably see an improved front light system. Plus more software features like X-ray.

The kindle is bound by eink technology. Lately, eink corp. hasn't done squat to advance their display. And nobody else has brought anything to the market to challenge them.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:31 AM   #10
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Other than it needing to be lighter, more storage and better battery life, I don't see anything that needs improving on the PW.

It truly is nearly the perfect Kindle.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:26 AM   #11
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Decided against the PW and for now keeping my K3. What I would like on the PW2 is:

- A nice even screen without the pink and green blotches which I can clearly see in many of the pictures posted

- Bigger memory, either internal or via a card expansion slot. I'm one of those people who want to have the books on the device (fine to have backups in the cloud and on computer - and yes, I use Calibre too - but I still want to have my books at hand!)

- Improved battery life

- a return of the page turn buttons - that way people have a choice of how they use the device. Choice is good

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:40 AM   #12
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- a return of the page turn buttons
Other than a good colour eink display, this is the only real addition I want to my PW.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:51 AM   #13
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That's easy to explain.

If WWIII starts tonight and I only have two minutes to leave my burning house, I can take my Reading Device and everything's fine. I just need to charge it once in a while, so I think I'll take the USB charger, too. But I can leave the laptop where it is..
If WW3 starts tonight, an e-book reader is what I personally worry about least (SCNR)
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #14
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Just saw this article about Amazon expanding their Kindle R&D division. I'd suggest they work on QC too because the PW seems to be a tad inconsistent...
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:28 AM   #15
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I added a prediction that the screen size will be larger. Personally, I think the 6" display is too small. It's not quite wide enough. I actually started reading all books in landscape mode, which I find much better than portrait. I think there is room to take the screen closer to the edge of the device.
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