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Old 09-03-2013, 04:50 PM   #61
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Pre-ordered! Cannot wait!
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Don't forget to share your expected delivery if you don't mind. I started a dedicated thread for this:

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:58 PM   #62
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I've canceled my internet, so I need the 3g version. During the delay for that version (it comes out on Nov. 30) I'll be able to see if it really is an improvement. That's enough time for people to even get over the new toy syndrome and get serious with their reviews.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:59 PM   #63
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Seriously underwhelming as an 'upgrade' . If you've been holding out on buying a PW in case there was going to be a leap forward, I guess it's time to take the plunge. As far as a true technology leap, meh.... nothing that gets my blood pumping. (faster page turns???? Really?! It must turn the page BEFORE I'm done reading the current page!!) Nope, in love with and staying married to my current PW .
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:59 PM   #64
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I'm so tempted to order one, I love my Kindle touch but I so want the light.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:00 PM   #65
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Here is what the ad states:

"Whiter Screen, Darker Text

IMPROVED—Enjoy even better contrast on the latest Kindle Paperwhite. Whites are whiter and blacks are blacker, creating sharp, clear text. The high-resolution display allows for elegant typeface options including Baskerville and Palatino, and all fonts on Kindle Paperwhite have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort
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Finally! The new Ariel now washes even whiter!!!!

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #66
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #67
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There's a video on YouTube that explains the new Paperwhite in more detail:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa-Mwi_rS1U
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:15 PM   #68
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And it's now showing on Amazon's front page: http://www.amazon.com/
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #69
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Very cool feature. Not sure if I'll upgrade, but.... I want to. I always want to. lol.
I remember the ride you were on with the PW last year. But, in the end, it was worth it! Bring on the new reader!!
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:35 PM   #70
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There's a video on YouTube that explains the new Paperwhite in more detail:

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That's a video for last year's model
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #71
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New Firmware?

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Newbie error, the 5.3.7 is for the Kindle Touch
I leave my original post for history shame.

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There are a lot of software improvements for the NEW PW, I wonder if they are going to come to the current PW?

I tried the "Kindle Paperwhite Software Update" on Amazon and is still on 5.3.6, but when I copy the link, I changed the 5.3.6.bin to 5.3.7.bin and it worked! I wonder if that's it?

Try yourself:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...64850#download

This is the link I changed. I'm still downloading the possible new firmware:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/G7G_Firmware...ndle_5.3.6.bin

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #72
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Interesting thing I have noticed on the german amazon site, the cheapest kindle is now listed at only 49 euros, if that price spreads to the other site that could be a bigger deal than this new paperwhite.

Main positives for me for the new pw, same size so my case can be reused and the lag between the american and european launches is less than 2 weeks for a change.
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There are a lot of software improvements for the NEW PW, I wonder if they are going to come to the current PW?

I tried the "Kindle Paperwhite Software Update" on Amazon and is still on 5.3.6, but when I copy the link, I changed the 5.3.6.bin to 5.3.7.bin and it worked! I wonder if that's it?
Terribly bad idea. 5.3.7 is for the Kindle Touch, not for the Kindle Paperwhite, and most definitely not for the PW2 (or whatever it is/will be called). But go ahead and try to install it, you won't be able to.
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There are a lot of software improvements for the NEW PW, I wonder if they are going to come to the current PW?

I tried the "Kindle Paperwhite Software Update" on Amazon and is still on 5.3.6, but when I copy the link, I changed the 5.3.6.bin to 5.3.7.bin and it worked! I wonder if that's it?

Try yourself:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...64850#download

This is the link I changed. I'm still downloading the possible new firmware:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/G7G_Firmware...ndle_5.3.6.bin
Interesting! I followed your instructions above and see the 5.3.7.bin downloading. After you install it let us know how it goes (I'm afraid to go first <g>).

Cancel trying - I just saw your post explaining this if for the Touch. Darn!
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Terribly bad idea. 5.3.7 is for the Kindle Touch, not for the Kindle Paperwhite, and most definitely not for the PW2 (or whatever it is/will be called). But go ahead and try to install it, you won't be able to.
Yeah, I noticed that after digging a bit more through the forums. Thank you!
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