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Old 11-26-2013, 01:23 PM   #31
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I'll just see what it's like whenever it's out and then decide whether I want it or not.
Of course if the rumours say that they will bundle a unicorn with it then I'll get it straightaway

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Old 11-26-2013, 03:01 PM   #32
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Of course if the rumours say that they will bundle a unicorn with it then I'll get it straightaway
Unicorns...a dime a dozen. You can find them all over the net. :-)
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Glass fronts - and denizens of people moaning about reflections...
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:15 AM   #34
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Glass fronts - and denizens of people moaning about reflections...
If the glass has a matte finish, I could see it working. I use matte finish screen protectors on my GS3 and Nexus 7 and they work pretty well. I do give up some of the clarity that comes with matte another layer but I'm okay with it. I think for an e-ink screen, it probably look the same as the plastic outer screens we currently have.

I hope Amazon has the reflection angle covered, since that is a big feature promoted in its commercials and ads.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:36 AM   #35
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Well - if it comes, I'll give it a good look I think. I'm still on PW1 and have no real intention of budging at this stage, but some of those rumoured features sound nice to me. The squeezable page turns sound pretty compelling - of course they could also be a disaster.

I don't know if I like anything trying to automatically adjust brightness to ambient light conditions. I'd rather make those decisions myself. As long as there's a manual override I'd be happy.

I wonder what the new font is going to look like?
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:32 PM   #36
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The squeezable page turns sound pretty compelling - of course they could also be a disaster.
I completely missed that earlier. Sounds like it's my next kindle.
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #37
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Oooo-eerrrr

A PW2 had been put on my Santa list an hour ago. Actually that and a cover for it was my list!
As a Kobo defector I was really excited to wave goodbye to my buggy KT and the foul Kobo website but I'm going to be really frustrated if a new design appears in a few months. Ho Hum Santa, do you work in the Spring?
Here's the question I came here to (this post isn't completely pointless!) does the PW change orientation?
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:06 PM   #38
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Why are you going to be frustrated? If the PW2 meets your requirements, get it. It won't suddenly do less if a new model is released.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #39
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There is a landscape mode on PW!. It does not auto-rotate though, you must select it from the menu. I don't know about PW2.
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Thanks Harry. You are right of course...but! This kind of purchase doesn't happen often and although I admire those that grab the new technology as it arrives personally I couldn't deal with the guilt! Small changes don't bother me but radical ones do.
@Daffy, thanks �� I can't see why the PW2 wouldn't be the same. Changing in settings is fine. The option makes a difference to which case I buy.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #41
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I would like to think that glass would scatter less light than the plastic light guide layer does now, and preserve more of the contrast/sharpness and have less susceptibility to uneven lighting.
Decades ago I saw some numbers comparing light transmission of glass and plexiglass, which is, of course, plastic. Plexiglass transmitted 90 times as much light as glass.

I probably saw that sometime around 1970 so maybe it's no longer true with modern glass. And it might not apply to plastic coatings on Kindle screens. I have no idea. But I wouldn't assume that glass was better with light than plastic. It might not be.

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Old 12-01-2013, 10:33 PM   #42
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There is a landscape mode on PW!. It does not auto-rotate though, you must select it from the menu. I don't know about PW2.
I can confirm that it's the same for KPW2.
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Good news! Thanks Dorale.
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Amazon just having a big sale on the Kindle DX, which was a surprise since I didn't think they were still selling them. Perhaps a replacement high-resolution e-ink kindle is coming soon. I hope the next e-ink Kindle surpasses the DX in resolution. I would love to see retina-level resolutions so the Kindle can display any PDF or graphic in full. But something tells me that as the resolution increases, Amazon will decrease the on-board storage just to annoy us.

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Old 12-02-2013, 02:30 PM   #45
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Forget it. The current DX sale is just selling off old stock. The Fire is Amazon's replacement for the DX.
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