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Old 05-07-2009, 01:51 AM   #1
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will kindle dx native pdf support trinkle down to regular kindle2?

what do you think?

Or will amazon purposefully delay this trinkle down so that they sell more DXs?
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:23 AM   #2
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They won't delay it to sell more DXs, they just won't see a point in adding it since K2's small screen makes it a poor reading experience for PDFs.
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Old 05-07-2009, 06:53 AM   #3
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The more important thing is - will the web browser allow one to download PDF's, this could be a deal breaker for me. I would like to be able to download PDF's from my Library where I have access to many (a lot) articles. Copying them to a PC then transferring them is too much of a hassle.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:19 AM   #4
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Small screen or not, Amazon should give K2 owners the capability and leave it to us to decide whether or not to read in pdf format. It probably would lead to more upgrades by folks that want to read pdfs often.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:32 AM   #5
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The KDX is not using the reflow capabilities of Adobe Digital Editions for PDFs which would be essential on a 6" screen. So it would take a bit of work to add native PDF support to the Kindle 2.

Amazon does have an alternative reflow method - send your PDF to them for conversion to MOBI. There are advantages to the ADE approach though. For one thing, you get to see the original PDF page layout if you want as well as the re-flowed version.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:31 PM   #6
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Usually library PDFs are DRM-protected. It appears that the DX does not support DRMed PDF files.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:43 PM   #7
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I agree with wallcraft and sirbruce. As to slow_hand's question, my reading of the K DX User Guide leads me to believe you need to use the USB cable to transfer PDF files.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:09 PM   #8
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The User's Guide says: "If you e-mail a PDF to your Kindle DX, it will be sent to your device with no conversion"

OK, I can't resist: "trinkle"???? Really??

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Old 05-07-2009, 02:41 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Slow_hand View Post
The more important thing is - will the web browser allow one to download PDF's, this could be a deal breaker for me.
The User's Guide says, under Accessing the Web:
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DOWNLOADING FILES
Some Web sites may have books or documents you can download and read on your Kindle. When you select these books or documents using Basic Web, you will be
The types of files you can download include Kindle content (.AZW, .AZW1), unprotected Mobipocket books (.MOBI, .PRC) and text files (.TXT).
Note that I am not misquoting, there is something missing after "you will be". I can't see why PDFs would not be allowed, the list above is all the kinds of files that are readable natively on the K2 and the KDX adds PDF to that category. This may be worth calling Amazon about.
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