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Old 07-29-2010, 01:17 AM   #61
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I preordered 2x WiFi Kindle!!!! This is the perfect kindle for my and my wife's use. We do not need 3G. They improved a lot in the hardware also which I like very much compared to K2. Perfect price point tempting anyone to take the plunge!
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:18 AM   #62
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Wonder how long before the competition reacts? The prices for the Sony 300 and 600 now officially look like jokes.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:20 AM   #63
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Doesn't Amazon have some exclusive right to the new pearl screen? Something like six-months, I think. I may be misremembering that.
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New Proprietary Screen Technology-Faster Page Turns, New and Improved Fonts: Kindle's all-new, high-contrast electronic ink display is further optimized with Amazon's proprietary waveform and font technology to make pages turn faster and fonts sharper.
I'm not sure what all "proprietary" applies to, but it is very interesting...

I pre-ordered the Graphite WiFi model to go with its big brother I just got, the KDXG.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:26 AM   #64
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I've been waiting for months for this announcement. I just ordered one.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:32 AM   #65
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Wonder how long before the competition reacts? The prices for the Sony 300 and 600 now officially look like jokes.
I think if Sony does not step up to plate very soon they will loose this war like they did with Betamax (sp?). Amazon really surprised me this past month and Sony and B&N are now trailing far behind. The Nook seems to be on or near par with the K2, but this changes everything. I'm sure glad I just sold my PRS900!
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:33 AM   #66
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Looks tempting especially the battery duration.

Can last a month (with the wireless off) and 3 weeks (with the wireless on)..Sound irresistible. I probably ask my uncle in UK to get me one.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:39 AM   #67
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Is Amazon dumping this to kill off competition, or are its competitors simply overcharging?

Anyway, extremely tempting, but my heart is set on 1 9+" reader.
Perhaps I should just get one anyway, to tide me over.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:43 AM   #68
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Can last a month (with the wireless off) and 3 weeks (with the wireless on)..Sound irresistible. I probably ask my uncle in UK to get me one.
It's really disappointing we STILL can't buy one straight from Amazon though, isn't it. I guess I will have to have AMEX jump through the hoops for me again - for a fee, of course - in order to get a long promised Kindle for my wife.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:54 AM   #69
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Woohoo, you can sync up collections between two Kindles. From the manual;

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If you have more than one Kindle registered to your Amazon account, you can add the collections from another Kindle and merge them with collections on your current Kindle. This is useful if you've set up an organization system on another Kindle and you want use it on your current Kindle. The new collections will appear in Home on your current Kindle. Kindle books from the other device can be manually downloaded from Archived Items and they will appear in Home.

For example, suppose you have two devices named Tom's Kindle and Judy's Kindle. If Tom's Kindle already includes some collections, you can copy those collections and merge them with the collections on Judy's Kindle. After you copy the collections from Tom's Kindle to Judy's Kindle, then both devices will have the same collections.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:14 AM   #70
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:19 AM   #71
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bah! looks awkward and STILL has the hooks! not doing THAT again!

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I have a PRS-505 and use Calibre to download news sources in the morning.

Is this possible on the Kindle? How would it work with wifi only?
the calibre works for news sources since K1
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:19 AM   #72
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Just ordered my new K3 in graphite with 3G. So excited!!!!
Me too. I got the apple green cover for it also.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:22 AM   #73
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Amazon posted the specs and I see the new Kindle is only 0.5 inches smaller and a tiny bit thinner. They must be using it's thinness in calculating the 21% smaller.
Small changes get impressive when your base calculation in cm³ – then reduction comes with the power of 3.

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Old 07-29-2010, 02:48 AM   #74
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:52 AM   #75
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I would love one of these. The higher contrast screen would be great. If you download a book via wifi will it be cheaper? It should be because there will be no charge to the 3g network provider.
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