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Old 11-17-2009, 04:27 PM   #16
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My impression was that it had more to do with the sad state of the Canadian wireless (telecommunications) industry than with the book industry. Canada/Us are generally the same publishing territory (unless it's a UK author)
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:56 PM   #17
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Woohoo! I'm just so very very suprised that it took so long. Maybe the book licensing deals between US/Canada are so convoluted that it took a while to work everything out?
I wish publishers could just license ebooks internationally, I guess licensees in certain areas have massive hissy fits and threaten legal action at such a scenario.
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My impression was that it had more to do with the sad state of the Canadian wireless (telecommunications) industry than with the book industry. Canada/Us are generally the same publishing territory (unless it's a UK author)
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THis is good news... A lot of people will like this! I'd like it if it had a back light. <Ducks and Runs>
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:52 PM   #20
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Wow. I always was so jealous of the Kindle and really regretted that it was not available in Canada. However, I was recently counselling a friend about buying an ebook reader and I told her to disregard the Shiny! New! Toy! vibe and really think about the features she wanted.
Huh huh...yeah...what are you talking about?

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I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think 311$ is not that bad a price, but I'm a little worried about the impulse book buys that would invariably apply if I ever had a kindle.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:59 PM   #21
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Any idea who the carrier is?
I'm pretty sure it's Rogers. Only Rogers has such bad coverage in Newfoundland. The new Bell/Telus HSPA has much better coverage off the Avalon Penensula than the Kindle coverage map. Rogers doesn't even cover the Avalon!

So one more reason not get a Kindle :-)
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:03 AM   #22
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Now I just have to figure out how to convert my old Mobipocket and eReader DRM'd books to Kindle format.
If you do figure it out, please let us know. As far as I know, there's no way to convert DRM'd Mobipockets, but I'd be glad to know if there was.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:07 AM   #23
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I really like the fact that I can now not buy the Kindle on principle rather than availability
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:41 PM   #24
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I noticed the availability of the Kindle in Canada while reading the National Post newspaper online. They are offering their paper with a tagline stating "It's perfect for travelers and snowbirds". I am in China and when I clicked on the Amazon button, it said that it is not available for purchase in my region. Content providers really have to get their act together. This is tiresome.
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