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Old 09-03-2013, 01:03 PM   #31
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I don't seem to find them bragging about refresh every 100 turns instead of 6... that makes me a bit scared.
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...which turns Kobo and Sony's brags into admissions that their screens do need a full flash eventually.
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We'll find out what Carta is soon enough.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #32
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I keep freshing but tbh I am on holiday until early October so I have no idea what I'd do if its a simultaneous US UK release.

I checked and the UK release was 25th October last year but I'm not sure when it released in the US
October 1st.
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By the way, the new screens are called Carta and they *are* exclusive to Kindle.
(Vizplex ---> Pearl ---> Carta.)
Before I spend my money I'd like to know the difference between the current Pearl displays and the new displays - Amazon "Carta" and the Kobo "Clarity".

As far as I can see, Google comes up with no detailed information on these new displays at all.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #34
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I checked and the UK release was 25th October last year but I'm not sure when it released in the US
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:11 PM   #35
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We'll find out what Carta is soon enough.
It's for comics - as in Manga Carta
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:16 PM   #36
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There isn't even a note in the kindle forum, no note anywhere, maybe the order page is an error?
There's an announcement about it now on Amazon's home page.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:20 PM   #37
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Thanks tubemonkey and fjtorres, for some reason I thought it was early September.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:20 PM   #38
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There's an announcement about it now on Amazon's home page.
Guess they're reserving it for the new Fires.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:20 PM   #39
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LOL. If that would be the case, then many large companies have some employees that are conveniently and temporarily incompetent at exactly the right time.

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For those they'll need dogs, ponies, and a giant gorilla, to boot.
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Thanks tubemonkey and fjtorres, for some reason I thought it was early September.
YW - last year's press event was on 06 Sep.
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I know where to get the gorilla
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