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Old 09-13-2010, 05:32 PM   #16
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What I think Apple could do is show them both in the lobby and the power goes out and he keeps reading and she just sits in the dark. And he turns to her and says, "So how's your book?"
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:34 PM   #17
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And then Amazon shows her turning on her new lighted cover and saying "Great." Then his iPad flickers and dies "Oh, did your battery die already?"
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I saw that last night during SNL and told my wife it made me glad I went with a clearance Sony over a Kindle.

It's like the old Grey Poupon commercials w/o the tongue-in-cheek quality
I'm not getting your point. How did this commercial show the Kindle in such a bad light that it made you glad you didn't get one?
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:30 PM   #19
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Not technically. it's a fine machine.

That commercial just makes it look like the Kindle is the perfect e-reader to use while wrapped up in your Smuggie
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:35 PM   #20
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The irony is that there are reports that the K3 page turns slow down significantly in the heat (while this may have always been the case, it seems this is more pronounced). I wonder if the new Sony's will have the same problem.
I just saw this over in the Kindle forums. Evidently there have been enough occurrences that Amazon is investigating. They havent determined the exact cause as yet.

Some suspect overheating. With the K3 being smaller and thinner heat may not be dissipating properly.
Others say any direct light causes slow page turns. One person shined a flashlight on the screen as an experiment and page turns slowed considerably.

Hopefully, Amazon will have a fix soon.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:03 PM   #21
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You all are missing the point. The moral of the story is: if you want to seduce a hot woman, don't talk about technology.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:50 PM   #22
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I have read my DXG outdoors all summer long. It has not shut down on me yet and my page turn speed has been fine.
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:00 AM   #23
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:10 AM   #24
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Yeah, I'm no fan of the Apple collective, but I can certainly picture the ad from Apple:

Same two actors in the waiting queue for the resort restaurant that evening. Guy has his iPad, woman has her Kindle. She's reading as she waits. He pulls out the iPad and...

...checks his reservation status
...checks his email
...discovers that there are still tickets available for a show/movie/whatever and orders them immediately

"So, good book?"
All of which the woman can probably do on her cellphone without paying an extra $30/month for an extra data connection.
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:18 AM   #25
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All of which the woman can probably do on her cellphone without paying an extra $30/month for an extra data connection.
Another idea amazon should focus on their next commercial.
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:32 AM   #27
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I actually enjoyed the Windows / apple commercials. Thought they were funny, if not entirely accurate. I also enjoyed this commercial. I would hope people would spend more time doing research rather than buying based on this one commercial. Oh, what am I saying....remember elections?
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:28 AM   #28
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There, I fixed that for ya. Of course you can read e-books on iPad, please let us not open that particular can of worms again
I consider the iPad an eReader as much as I consider my Phone an eReader. It's like saying that I use my Nook as a web browser. Just because it has the capability doesn't mean it deserves the title.
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All of which the woman can probably do on her cellphone without paying an extra $30/month for an extra data connection.
The Kindle connection is painfully slow. I tried it when I got my K2 about 20 months ago and never used it again. It's fine if you have nothing else, but that's a low bar.

I tried checking in for a flight and it didn't work at all. What a joke.

On cell phone, stuff is too small.

With iPad, 30 bucks is cheap to me. In parts of Asia, where I am now, I'm paying about 20 for unlimited data. I got off a plane, got a SIM, and I had unlimited Internet and e-mail, and instant wireless access to Amazon book purchasing. A bargain.

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I see nothing wrong with the add. If you want to read in bright or outdoor places in daylight, Kindle is the better ereader.

We're talking about what's the best device for a specific purpose.

BTW, about the example of the two guys in a ticket line... If it were daylight, the iPad guy couldn't be checking the email and stuff, because he couldn't see it on screen.
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