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Old 07-17-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
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Wife interested in Kindle: should I wait for a new model?

I'm a Sony guy, but my wife is really interested in the Kindle, having fallen in love with my Sony, but wanting the wireless store access.

Are there any rumors looming of a soon-to-be-released update to the Kindle? Or is the DX the latest we should expect for a while?

I just don't want to buy something if there's something new coming out.

Any advice?
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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well, there are rumours floating around about a sony with wireless connection coming out probably in the autumn (if they stick to their traditional october release dates), however we've got no confirmed info about that so far. the new bebook2 also has wireless i believe. i can't remember whether it's 3g or wifi. there will always be *something* new coming, in any case... if you have a sony already, you might want to wait for a sony with wireless (or at least another epub device) so that you and your wife could share books more easily ; then again if your tastes are wildly divergent this might not be of much interest to you. i'm not sure how helpful that is. is your wife in a big hurry ?
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:28 PM   #3
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Stick with a Sony for your wife so the books you already have will work on her Sony. It's a time saver and money saver. Especially if some of what she wants is from the Sony eBookstore and those you cannot put on a Kindle at all. The DX is a disaster in termst of the software on board. The K2 is not compatible. So basically, another Sony is your best bet.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:34 PM   #4
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Get your wife the Kindle she wants. There is a 30 day trial and if she doesn't like it, it can be returned for a refund minus shipping.

If you're in a good Whispernet area, the wireless is great not mention the great books pricing. Even JSWolf takes advantage of the great Kindle book pricing via Kindle for iPhone app.

Having both readers gives you a lot of options you wouldn't have otherwise.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:37 PM   #5
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heh. so now we have the following suggestions : "maybe", "absolutely not" "definitely yes". you must be so glad you asked.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:42 PM   #6
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heh. so now we have the following suggestions : "maybe", "absolutely not" "definitely yes". you must be so glad you asked.
I win!

Well since he has a 505 which I would guess she's had a chance to play with and she's still asking for a Kindle, she should have a Kindle.
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:42 PM   #7
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Get your wife the Kindle she wants. There is a 30 day trial and if she doesn't like it, it can be returned for a refund minus shipping.

If you're in a good Whispernet area, the wireless is great not mention the great books pricing. Even JSWolf takes advantage of the great Kindle book pricing via Kindle for iPhone app.

Having both readers gives you a lot of options you wouldn't have otherwise.
I gotta agree with the duck - try one out for 30 days - heck - try each one out (K2 & DX) for 30 days - all you lose is the shipping cost.
Then you can do side-by-side comparisons with the 505. And fight over who keeps the old reader and who gets the new one!
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:27 PM   #8
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If you both share similar interests in reading then you might want to wait for a wireless Sony reader, it will save you some time and money. I already had a K2 so I purchased another K2 instead of a 505 for that exact reason.

However, being a married man I do have to say that you should try a K2 because it's what your wife wants and you can return it if you decide its not for you. If the ONLY reason she wants a Kindle is because of wireless talk with her and tell her there may be a wireless Sony device soon. She might just want to wait.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:32 PM   #9
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Get your wife the Kindle she wants. There is a 30 day trial and if she doesn't like it, it can be returned for a refund minus shipping.

If you're in a good Whispernet area, the wireless is great not mention the great books pricing. Even JSWolf takes advantage of the great Kindle book pricing via Kindle for iPhone app.

Having both readers gives you a lot of options you wouldn't have otherwise.
I've only ever purchased the free eBooks from Amazon. I've not paid Amazon for any eBooks.
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