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Old 02-09-2009, 11:31 AM   #46
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Angry No Folders?!?!

I just read through the users guide. There is no mention of folder support -- other than the basic audio/book/subscription folders.

Why do these folks give us storage for 1,500 books and expect us to page through them one at a time?

Although, they do support a book feature that would let you 'find' books that match a given criteria in either meta-data or the book content. However, I am skeptical regarding the search speed. From the documentation, it does not appear that you can tell it to only search the meta-data.

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Old 02-09-2009, 11:33 AM   #47
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I just read through the users guide. There is no mention of folder support -- other than the basic audio/book/subscription folders.

Why do these folks give us storage for 1,500 books and expect us to page through them one at a time?

Although, they do support a book feature that would let you 'find' books that match a given criteria in either meta-data or the book content. However, I am skeptical regarding the search speed. From the documentation, it does not appear that you can tell it to only search the meta-data.

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What makes this even worse is the lack of expandable memory, so you can't even swap out SD cards for different books.
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Still not available over here in Europe. This is starting to get REALLY frustrating!
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:35 AM   #49
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I couldn't resist. I just pre-Ordered King's "UR" Kindle story.

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Old 02-09-2009, 11:38 AM   #50
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Why do these folks give us storage for 1,500 books and expect us to page through them one at a time?
Indeed.

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Although, they do support a book feature that would let you 'find' books that match a given criteria in either meta-data or the book content. However, I am skeptical regarding the search speed. From the documentation, it does not appear that you can tell it to only search the meta-data.
If you have your library displayed by author or title, you can jump to a first letter with the keyboard. It helps some. Otherwise you can use the search, and -- unless this has changed -- there is no way to limit the search only to metadata.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:44 AM   #51
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If you have your library displayed by author or title, you can jump to a first letter with the keyboard. It helps some. Otherwise you can use the search, and -- unless this has changed -- there is no way to limit the search only to metadata.
Thanks for the info. I wasn't aware of that (Cybook owner, not Kindle). That does help a bit. Although its not what I am really want (my criticism is for Amazon -- I hope someone is listening -- I do appreciate you sharing the tip).
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:44 AM   #52
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Does it have a truly sharper display or just the greyscale increase? In other words, is the display better than the Sony PRS-505 or now same?
Same screen. Different controller. Like replacing the video card in your PC but keeping the same monitor.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:46 AM   #53
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I couldn't resist. I just pre-Ordered King's "UR" Kindle story.

I'm so easily manipulated.
So did I............
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:47 AM   #54
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10% of all units sold are kindle books. Makes more sense. 230k, is that Kindle book sales or Kindle units?
I've gotta think that it means what he has said perviously... that 10% of the sales of books that have a Kindle version are kindle book sales.

Or, could be that 10% of ALL book sales are Kindle books.

But, there is no way that Kindle units are 10% of Amazon sales. That's impossible.

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Old 02-09-2009, 11:49 AM   #55
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Why do these folks give us storage for 1,500 books and expect us to page through them one at a time?
Or use the search button?

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Old 02-09-2009, 11:51 AM   #56
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I would assume it means switching between the Kindle and computer. Not sure how useful that feature would be.

They are saying 7x more storage on the device.
Nope... you can't read Kindle books on your PC. So, it is to sync last page read from device to device. I assume this also has to do with the previosuly announced support for cell phones... of which nothing was mentioned at this event [thus far].

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I think 2gig is a good thing. Adding in an SD card will use even more battery life.
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See "Kindle-Books" to be Supported on Other Devices?, although it does not contain much more information than above (which removes the ?).
right, thanks. now we just have to wonder whether this means you will be able to buy kindle books without a kindle.
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I think 2gig is a good thing. Adding in an SD card will use even more battery life.
Well, if they had kept the replaceable battery, that wouldn't be an issue, now would it?

I have a 4GB card, and have had no, none, zero nada, battery issues.

Its not important what you or Jeff Bezos thinks. Whats important is that people are allowed to make their own choices.

And they've just taken another one away. BAH!
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