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Old 04-30-2010, 06:20 AM   #61
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I just got the update for my Kindle Dx Global. I do not know if they are transferable but if someone wants it I would gladly sent them a link in private.
Good offer..
I happen to have a Kindle DX-US in Japan...
Any chance I can try to get an update? means..via usbnet or something like that?
Or if a good Samaritan can share like the Nine989, would be lot of help...

(Hope amazon doesnt mind 'cos we are just trying to help reduce load on its servers with some friendly p2p.. )

Thanks in advance..
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:40 AM   #62
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Back when Amazon first mentioned folders/collections would be in an eventual update I believe they mentioned the K1 getting it too so maybe it's coming. Makes sense the current models would get such an update first.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:44 AM   #63
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Every time I see the Kindle screen on my K1 thanking me for being an early adopter, it makes me a little angry. Empty words.

I love my K1, but I hate that Amazon abandoned developing new features for it immediately upon the release of the K2.

When I eventually replace my K1, I will very likely look elsewhere.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:50 AM   #64
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The PDF pan and zoom is a nice-to-have in a pinch to make SOME use of pdf ... but a Kindle 2 really is suited for that format. But, hey, zoom and pan is a plus.
I think the K2 is suited for the average pdf format only if you have eyes younger than 60 years, which I don't. I welcome the pan and zoom function.

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I don't mind a password protect so long as I can turn it off and keep it off. I'm not concerned about the husband, or the cats, running amok with my Kindle when I'm not around.
I can see how it would be important for people who must leave their readers around curious people who are likely to play when the cat's away and perhaps lose the owner's place in their books or even worse accidentally delete content, but at the moment, I have no need for that either. Still, it's nice to have that option.

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But the last two: Facebook/Twitter and "see what the Kindle community thinks of interesting passages" ... sounds a lot like that blogger in another thread who had Big Ideas on How To Fix E-Readers. And will any of this apply to non-US Kindles outside of the US? On a clear day, from the top of a tower, I can see Buffalo ....
I don't Twit, and I rarely sign into my Facebook account, but it could be interesting to see which passages of books I'm reading catch the attention of other Kindle readers. I will try that feature at least once, and after that, who knows? I may like it!
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:07 PM   #65
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Every time I see the Kindle screen on my K1 thanking me for being an early adopter, it makes me a little angry. Empty words.

I love my K1, but I hate that Amazon abandoned developing new features for it immediately upon the release of the K2.

When I eventually replace my K1, I will very likely look elsewhere.
I am dreading the time when Kindle 3 comes out. We kindle 2 owners will be left out in the cold - No new updates
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:14 PM   #66
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I am dreading the time when Kindle 3 comes out. We kindle 2 owners will be left out in the cold - No new updates
That sucks big time. Microsoft still supports Windows XP, and I'm still getting updates to Vista, so what gives with Amazon? That's not exactly a selling point!
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That sucks big time. Microsoft still supports Windows XP, and I'm still getting updates to Vista, so what gives with Amazon? That's not exactly a selling point!


There's a difference between support and enhancement.

If you have a problem with your k1, they'll help you through it. Amazon hasn't removed any of the k1 help pages of information.

But adding new features, such as the collections/pdf/password protection isn't really support, it's an upgrade, an enhancement.

Also, the k1 works differently than the k2- even just the way the menus and options are laid out differently due to the scroll-bar navigation as opposed to the k2's joystick. You couldn't just throw the code from the k2 onto the k1 and expect it to work.

I think it's a shame, and I'd hope that they'd at least try to offer k1 owners something in the way of better organization... or at least explain why it cannot be done.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:19 PM   #68
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There are rumblings that K1 will get Collections. Hang in there, but by all means let Amazon know you expect them. Amazon doesn't tend to announce their plans, so don't expect them to share them with you. In the meantime, only a few people have the new update, so the rest of us are waiting too, albeit with more confidence in the eventual result. In the interest of transparency though I hope they at least announce any K1 feature updates before K3 ships.

K2 has only been out about 15 months, yet this is the second major update that adds features. And it is free. If this was a desktop system, or a business application, all you would be getting over that time would be bug fixes, or paid updates.

I'm still of the opinion that Amazon doesn't make that much on Kindles (a one time profit that may easily evaporate if the hardware proves defective and needs to be replaced), or at the least that their business plan is to make a steady income selling ebooks (hence the family of free Kindle apps). I'm guessing they even lost money selling K1's for $399, as they shipped many fewer of these than K2s at a the current $259. Offering free new features is a good way to retain customer loyalty, and keep the ebook sales flowing, and buys them time to recoup production costs while developing new hardware. At the same time, software developers are expensive and any development they do has to have some business justification. One can argue for moral justification, but as with any publicly held company, such things always come down to dollars.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:28 PM   #69
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Snapply, the DX file bin is on the previous page
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Now if someone could find the .bin for the US K2 or KDX, before I jump off something x_X;;;
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I meant for the K2.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:51 PM   #73
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That's just for the International version, unfortunately. Perhaps someone will snag the US DX version for us.
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