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Old 02-07-2009, 11:13 PM   #31
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I took the original images to try to figure out the dimensions. Just drew a line on the diagonal of the screen, divided the length of said line by 6 for a pixel per inch figure. Then drew lines on the length and width of the device and divided them by the ppi from the screen. Assuming its a 6" screen (and this seems most likely) here is what I came up with:

width 5.301886792"
height 7.962264151"

So rounding we've got 5.3x8". I'm not going to try it again with the high res images because I'm fairly certain we'd end up with the same numbers. I'd love to figure out the depth, but I can not for the life of me find the diameter of a pencil on Google.

Oh wow, just noticed this is my first post since joining in June!
I happen to have an identical pencil on my desk here. It's almost 8mm wide, when viewed the same way as shown on the image (with three faces showing). 7mm if you view it with only two faces showing. That makes the new kindle 9.88 mm wide, or about .4 of an inch.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:25 PM   #32
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Too big of a device for this screen size. The keyboard explains only PART of the size of the thing.

(look to the new txtr - now THAT is a good new design!)

Besides, the keyboard philosophy beyond the Kindle does not make sense to me: if I want to buy a book - or dowload anything, really - to my Cybook, I just plug it to a computer - there are online computers pretty much anywhere for God sake!

Unless there are important developments in techical aspects to announce, I will most probably prefer a 505 or Cybook anyday.
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Too big of a device for this screen size. The keyboard explains only PART of the size of the thing.

(look to the new txtr - now THAT is a good new design!)

Besides, the keyboard philosophy beyond the Kindle does not make sense to me: if I want to buy a book - or dowload anything, really - to my Cybook, I just plug it to a computer - there are online computers pretty much anywhere for God sake!

Unless there are important developments in techical aspects to announce, I will most probably prefer a 505 or Cybook anyday.
The big draw of the Kindle over other e-readers is Whipernet and the ability to download/preview books on the go.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:56 PM   #34
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:20 PM   #35
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I happen to have an identical pencil on my desk here. It's almost 8mm wide, when viewed the same way as shown on the image (with three faces showing). 7mm if you view it with only two faces showing. That makes the new kindle 9.88 mm wide, or about .4 of an inch.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:37 AM   #36
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I'm wondering how many shades the Kindle 2 has natively. It does look better then the dithering on the Kindle 1.
The optimist in me hopes that they decided to raise the bar, at least for this price range, and go for 16 shades. It's certainly possible with the new controllers.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:48 AM   #37
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The optimist in me hopes that they decided to raise the bar, at least for this price range, and go for 16 shades. It's certainly possible with the new controllers.
Good Job with the 16 shades prediction!
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:03 PM   #38
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If you go over to Gizmodo they have a couple of pictures that compare the K1 and the K2 side by side. K2 is slightly longer and wider.
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I kind of like the design but the most important, for me, what about PDF?
No direct PDF support.

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