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Old 01-21-2010, 10:50 AM   #16
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:51 AM   #17
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Am I being unbelievably unimaginative, but with a web browser and the native eBook reader built in, added to the refresh limitations of an e-Ink display, what possible apps could be worth the investment required to develop them?

I don't get this. I didn't believe the "Amazon are panicking" arguments before - I think I do now!

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Old 01-21-2010, 10:55 AM   #18
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The hacks we have for the Kindle would become official apps (maybe even better versions).
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The hacks we have for the Kindle would become official apps (maybe even better versions).
Yisss!

Whilst some may seek fortune others will do it for the sheer challenge.

I'd pay a reasonable amount for a really versatile screen saver app and perhaps more for an app that allows me to get my ebooks well organized as I like them on both my PC and the Kindle.

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Old 01-21-2010, 11:03 AM   #20
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Maybe Crosswords or Sudoku?

Imagination is trying to crank up!
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:04 AM   #21
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Yisss!

Whilst some may seek fortune others will do it for the sheer challenge.

I'd pay a reasonable amount for a really versatile screen saver app and perhaps more for an app that allows me to get my ebooks well organized as I like them on both my PC and the Kindle.

Those of us at MR and the like are already hooked in (because we were the beta testers). Those not in the know would be introduced to these lovely apps at a fair price (99 cents?).
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:06 AM   #22
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Maybe Crosswords or Sudoku?

Imagination is trying to crank up!
Someone has a Kindle friendly Sudoku site, maybe they can make an app out of it.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:09 AM   #23
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Am I being unbelievably unimaginative, but with a web browser and the native eBook reader built in, added to the refresh limitations of an e-Ink display, what possible apps could be worth the investment required to develop them?
The current Kindle may have refresh limitations of e-Ink...but maybe Amazon is just laying the groundwork for their future devices...before someone else crashes the party
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:13 AM   #24
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Maybe Crosswords or Sudoku?

Imagination is trying to crank up!
I bought Sudoku at the Kindle Store for 1 cent. Haven't tried it yet, but figured at that price, why not?
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This is great news. Opening the kindle is awesome news. I have waited for SONY to do this for two years with no avail.

Their pricing model is interesting they seem to imply subscription base apps model be required if the developer plans on providing the user with data feeds. One time downloads can avoid this charge it seems

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Some of the restrictions are silly (no VOIP? there isn't a mic, so how would it work, other than attempting to listen to voice mail?). They haven't restricted downloading audio, so I suspect there will be charges for all custom app downloads
You have to be a bit more creative remember it has a USB and many microphone/headsets have Usb connections
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I have waited for SONY to do this for two years with no avail.
Actually wondering now if B&N will open up the Nook-since it runs Android, an SDK is already available.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:31 PM   #30
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Alot will depend on how Amazon implements their SDK but I can easliy image something like Calibre running directly on the Kindle.
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