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Old 02-12-2008, 03:08 AM   #1
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Best plan of action as a Canadian

Hi, I'm ready to purchase an Amazon Kindle anytime now.

Knowing what you now know about Kindle and how it works, I was wondering if anyone can tell me if I am overly optimistic.

Here are what i'll do when i get my kindle (Tell me if anything will interrupt my plan):

1. Open it up & hook it up to my computer
2. Convert lit --> mobi
3. Transfer to kindle
4. Enjoy my Novels while being able to check oxford dictionary
5. Canada Amazon available after a few months
6. I use the US Kindle that I have to log into my Canadian Amazon account to purchase books.

The whole process doesn't really need a US Credit Card, so perhaps I "bypassed" the whole US restriction deal?

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Old 02-12-2008, 12:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to MobileRead, spirits!

That plan sounds workable for as far as it goes. I'm not sure you can get them to sell you an actual Kindle in Canada yet, but if you can figure that part out, you'll probably be in good shape.
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The unknown part is whether a US Kindle will be transferable to Canada Amazon. If not, then you won't be able to purchase Kindle e-books from Canada Amazon.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:47 AM   #4
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Thanks for the response guys.

Doesn't look like I'm missing out at all. Perhaps other than no Wikipedia usage at this point in time. I'll just get lit formatted ebooks and have it transfer to kindle. As for whether Canada will be using the same technology to access the net... i'll have to take that into consideration. But I don't think the Canadian population is large enough to have Amazon reassemble a different technology into the Kindle.

Anyways, today I found someone who is selling it at Amazon price + $25 shipping. Looking forward to it
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:52 AM   #6
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I'm not sure. I just know Rogers is the only company with 3G technology.

Since I don't have internet access to Wikipedia, it makes me wonder if installing Wikipedia into the Kindle is possible one day. They can already do it for iphone and ipod.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:03 AM   #7
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:29 PM   #8
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Why don't you have internet access to Wikipedia?
Cause I'm stuck here in Canada.
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Cause I'm stuck here in Canada.
I'm sorry if I'm being dense, but you've entirely lost me. I can access Wikipedia via the internet here in the UK. Why can't you access it from Canada? Does the Canadian government block access to it, or something?
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The title of this thread is a straight line just begging for a sarcastic response... my wits fail me. Who oh who can possibly step up to the challenge?
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I'm sorry if I'm being dense, but you've entirely lost me. I can access Wikipedia via the internet here in the UK. Why can't you access it from Canada? Does the Canadian government block access to it, or something?
He means he can't access Wikipiedia from the Knidle because he doens't have Whispernet.
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The title of this thread is a straight line just begging for a sarcastic response... my wits fail me. Who oh who can possibly step up to the challenge?
Are you suggesting I move to the US? "Best plan of action as a Canadian"?



And yes, Kindle can log into Wikipedia, which made kindle all the more attractive. But i think you don't check words in Wikipedia like how you do with the dictionary function. It's a separate service where you had to log out of our ebook first and then log into wikipedia. Correct me if i'm wrong.
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He means he can't access Wikipiedia from the Knidle because he doens't have Whispernet.
OK, but just how "vital" a feature is that? Has it been a factor in anyone's decision to buy or not buy a Kindle? Anyone? These days one is rarely far away from other forms of internet access pretty much anywhere.
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OK, but just how "vital" a feature is that? Has it been a factor in anyone's decision to buy or not buy a Kindle? Anyone? These days one is rarely far away from other forms of internet access pretty much anywhere.
It's a plus to have it though. Especially if it ever gets incorporated like how they did with the dictionary.

Sometimes I'd bring my laptop just to use wikipedia (I'm a student still). When whispernet becomes available in Canada, I can see times when I don't need to bring my laptop. It's always a plus to have an extra feature.
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