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Old 03-03-2009, 02:49 PM   #31
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Dosen't Apple update most of their product line annually? Why wouldn't Bezos go after those repeat dollars also, in addition to new users if the size issues are addressed for textbook/ tech maual users?
Yep. Besides, a few other companies are planning readers this size in the fall since that's when these new, larger screens are supposed to be available. It wouldn't make much sense for Amazon to lose a new market to these other companies by waiting because a few of their existing customers feel it's too soon. Technology moves on quickly. Within 6 months of buying my last laptop, the same level of hardware was a lot cheaper and a new generation of processors and video cards was out. I didn't feel insulted or taken advantage of. It's just the way of the industry. I could have waited 6 months and then in another 6 months the same thing would've happened again. There's always something newer, shinier, faster and better on the horizon.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:29 PM   #32
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I agree with an opinion earlier. I doubt they'd roll out a K2 replacement within this year. I figure they may try to target a different audience, those that need the larger screen, to appeal to different customers needs. The kindle for readers who require something extremely compact and convenient but only read novels and such while introducing the larger (most likely twice as expensive) for people who read technical docs or something. i.e. Macbook vs Macbook pro or netbook vs laptop. I also don't think they'd call it a kindle 3 since it'd be a different line. Of course it's all speculation. I really am waiting for the Plastic logic reader to come out but since I don't see it coming out until 2010, I'll hold myself down with a kindle in the mean time.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:41 PM   #33
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I could easily see a Kindle 3 but directed at a slightly different market audience. They could make the Kindle 2 entry unit and make the Kindle 3 for the higher-end audience (add back expandable storage).
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:18 PM   #34
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YES. I agree - a different audience for the next Kindle. And not a replacement for the Kindle-2, but rather another eReader in the Amazon line aimed at those who need larger format for manuals, books with lots of graphics and possibly viusally impaired with a much larger screen and maybe even bigger fonts available.

We trust it will read native PDF without any connversion required.
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YES. I agree - a different audience for the next Kindle. And not a replacement for the Kindle-2, but rather another eReader in the Amazon line aimed at those who need larger format for manuals, books with lots of graphics and possibly viusally impaired with a much larger screen and maybe even bigger fonts available.

We trust it will read native PDF without any connversion required.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:23 PM   #36
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Yes, I could see a large-format Kindle that read pdf natively as another line of Kindle rather than an upgrade of the present ones.

I would need *two* Kindles. Oh, noes!
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:23 AM   #38
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I say no. And if it did come out I think it would be a supplementary product for students etc. rather than a replacement. i.e. they wouldn't stop making the K2 like they did the K1.

In any case I don't really have any interest in these larger readers like this rumored K3 or the Plastic Logic one.

On the one had it would be good as I could use it for A4 letter sized PDFs which I read a lot of for work being a Ph D student and soon to be professor. But in reality I prefer to just print those as they're easier to highlight and write notes on. And for books I prefer the smaller readers as they need to be portable and easy to carry around with or without a backpack/briefcase.
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On the one had it would be good as I could use it for A4 letter sized PDFs which I read a lot of for work being a Ph D student and soon to be professor. But in reality I prefer to just print those as they're easier to highlight and write notes on. And for books I prefer the smaller readers as they need to be portable and easy to carry around with or without a backpack/briefcase.
(blink). Okay now, imagine a reader that could read those A4 letter-sized PDFs.

Imagine that, like the Kindle, it could search them all for any word or phrase you like and display a list of titles with # of hits, and for each title a list of hits imbedded in the surrounding 2 sentences.

Imagine that, like the Kindle, it would allow you to highlight text and annotate documents, and that, like the kindle, it includes a "My notes and marks" file for each document consisting only of these highlights and annotations.

Imagine that, like the Kindle, you could sort your pdfs by first author or by title from the home page.

Imagine that it can carry 1.4 GB of pdfs. Or more (hopefully more).

Seriously, you aren't interested in that? You'd rather work with thirty pounds of paper copies? Because if there's one thing I find *difficult* to carry around in a backpack or briefcase, it would be all those printed pdfs.
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:02 PM   #41
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I don't think Amazon would release a Kindle 3 so soon after releasing a Kindle 2. A deluxe version, sure, or maybe a new array of colors?

The textbook reader sounds nice, but if that were the case, and they planned on having it used this coming school year, then shouldn't they release it early in the summer so that schools/professors can learn about it and decide to use it?
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(blink). Okay now, imagine a reader that could read those A4 letter-sized PDFs.

Imagine that, like the Kindle, it could search them all for any word or phrase you like and display a list of titles with # of hits, and for each title a list of hits imbedded in the surrounding 2 sentences.

Imagine that, like the Kindle, it would allow you to highlight text and annotate documents, and that, like the kindle, it includes a "My notes and marks" file for each document consisting only of these highlights and annotations.

Imagine that, like the Kindle, you could sort your pdfs by first author or by title from the home page.

Imagine that it can carry 1.4 GB of pdfs. Or more (hopefully more).

Seriously, you aren't interested in that? You'd rather work with thirty pounds of paper copies? Because if there's one thing I find *difficult* to carry around in a backpack or briefcase, it would be all those printed pdfs.

Just not my cup of tea. Highlighting and annotating on a kindle would be much more difficult that on paper. Maybe years down the road when we have an A4 sized reader with eInk and a touch screen you can write on like a tablet PC.

For now I just print them out, mark them up and leave them in my office. I have the electronic versions to read on my PC/Laptop if I need to look at them outside the office. But I mainly try to just work in the office and not work at home anyway, so I don't carry much stuff around. And I have the advantage that the niche I research in is pretty small so I know the literature and don't have to turn to my stack of articles very often when writing anyway.

But I guess I'm just old school, and just like having a print out and being able to highlight and write in the margins.

Back when I was reading for my comp exams I could have certainly used one as I was lugging around a ton of printed out PDFs that I was just reading once and typing up notes on and never looking at again. But I don't read journals like that any more, mainly just read the few things each year that pop up in my niche.

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