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Old 05-06-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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Leaked Kindle photos - Fake?

Edit: Nope, I'm wrong.

I think the recently leaked pictures are fakes. It took me a while to come to this conclusion.

The keyboard is what made up my mind. Speaking as someone who has a number of handheld devices, I don't think that the keyboard shown in the pictures is plausible. If you try to hold it and type (as shown in the photos), the device will tip out of your hands. It is simply too top heavy.

So, let's wait an hour and see if I am right.

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Old 05-06-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:37 AM   #3
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:43 AM   #4
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Remember the leaked photos of Kindle(1)?

Nobody wanted to believe that something SO fugly might be an actual product ...
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:47 AM   #5
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Thumbs down Looks fake!

The aspect ratio looks off... What no Golden Ratio/Rectangle employed!

It looks like someone took a Kindle 2 image and distorted it by overstretching it vertically.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:52 AM   #6
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:55 AM   #7
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Those buttons look like they're not made to be used by normal fingers (you'll probably need your kid/nephew/niece/grandkid/any kid from the street to push it...) and it's ugly...

So, I agree with vivaldirules, it's real...
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:16 AM   #8
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I think the keyboard is real. Why would someone paste in a fake keyboard with only three rows when the K1 and K2 both have four rows of keys? The keys may be slightly larger and easier to press than on the K2; that would help with the balancing problem.
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If it's real, this is the worst ergonomics I've ever seen. It's got to be a fake.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:22 AM   #10
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I think the keyboard is real. Why would someone paste in a fake keyboard with only three rows when the K1 and K2 both have four rows of keys? The keys may be slightly larger and easier to press than on the K2; that would help with the balancing problem.
easier???

Compare that person's thumb to the keys... I bet he/she must use a nail to press it.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:25 AM   #11
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I say the screen doesn't look to be 9,7 or 10.1 inches... Although looks bigger than 8in... I'm more inclined to say it's not real.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:35 AM   #12
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not real the screen look like it was just elongated which would not help with a lot graphical rendering of plans. i don't know what i saying today (brain not working lol) but i do know i think it's not real!!!!!1
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:48 AM   #13
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I was wrong. Still, I can't beleive they went with that keyboard.
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I was wrong. Still, I can't beleive they went with that keyboard.
But you'll rarely use, right? Do you use your keyboard often?
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:55 AM   #15
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But you'll rarely use, right? Do you use your keyboard often?
If it's rarely used, then why include it? Back when my Kindle was my main ebook reader, I used the keyboard all the time.
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