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Old 02-24-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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Kindle 2 has a spot for a SIM card

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Interestingly, the teardown revealed an empty space for a SIM card slot, which might indicate Amazon's got firmer plans for the Kindle's international debut than they were willing to talk about at the launch.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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No ..... it has a spot for a SIM card. That's not the same as an SD card.

An SD card is for memory expansion, a SIM card is more for connectivity on other phone systems.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:18 PM   #5
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No ..... it has a spot for a SIM card. That's not the same as an SD card.

An SD card is for memory expansion, a SIM card is more for connectivity on other phone systems.
How does Endgadget not know that?
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:25 PM   #6
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No ..... it has a spot for a SIM card. That's not the same as an SD card.

An SD card is for memory expansion, a SIM card is more for connectivity on other phone systems.
You're right, i just happen to type the wrong thing. I meant SIM.
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No ..... it has a spot for a SIM card. That's not the same as an SD card.

An SD card is for memory expansion, a SIM card is more for connectivity on other phone systems.
How can you tell the difference?

(not arguing, just wondering)
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:36 PM   #8
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How can you tell the difference?

(not arguing, just wondering)
Size: A SIM card is much smaller
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Size: A SIM card is much smaller
Ahh. I probably would have figured that out if there was some kind of scale in that photo.
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Well it could be a spot for an SD card, a micro SD card could be super glued onto that spot easily
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How does Endgadget not know that?
Engadget typed the right thing .... they said "SIM". It would have been insane of Amazon to have space for an SD card and not provide access to it.

Not having access to a SIM card is not quite the same thing. A different SIM card installed might, for example, make the Kindle Whispernet useable on European phone systems. So, they might install a SIM in advance of selling a K2 in a new market.

A SIM is a smaller card, but I could tell from the context of the article that they weren't talking about SD. I probably would have bought one if they had SD.
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looks as though one could change their own battery
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looks as though one could change their own battery
Well, yes, and that can be done with an iPod or iPhone as well .... it's just that it takes a bit of know how and it voids your warranty.
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Edited thread to correct to say SIM.

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