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View Poll Results: What will you replace your Kindle with.
BeBook 2 Model w/WiFi 5 9.80%
EZ Reader Plus model by Astak 1 1.96%
NUUT 2 by Neolux 0 0%
Boox by Onyx 1 1.96%
Txtr 4 7.84%
Other, please post 11 21.57%
I don't care, Keeping my Kindle 9 17.65%
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:33 AM   #16
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I did select other. Not because of the wifi, but because if I was to get a new reader, I would want it to have a larger then 6" screen. And since the only option now is iRex, I'll wait to see what happens in 2010. Also, my finances are not good enough yet to purchase another device at the moment. So by 2010, I'll have the money to get this larger screen reader if I want.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:51 AM   #17
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I'm an other as well. I'll probably get a couple of Sonys.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:01 AM   #18
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As I've said, I'm not giving up either one of my Kindles BUT I will add to my ebook reader collection. I'm still interested in Boox and Plastic Logic. I'll just have to see where technology takes me.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:55 PM   #19
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Though if you're fleeing Amazon because of their tight-fisted policy on DRM, do you really want to be supporting Sony? If I replace my Kindles, I'll go with one of the independents.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:22 PM   #20
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Right now I just want to read novels, so my K1 is good to go.

I'd replace it down the road when technology improves as we can have basically a touch screen color e-ink (or some new display that's as easy on the eyes) in a tablet device that does books, web browsing, e-mail, PDA etc. etc.

Until then, the Kindle is good for what I need in a reader (leisure reading of novels) so I won't replace it anytime soon barring breaking it.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:49 PM   #21
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Does anyone not think that this might be overreactive? I'm not too surprised that Amazon would be against code that reveals ID #'s that are an important component of its DRM toolset.

It's probably due diligence in legally enforcing their DRM more than a hard line against getting books from other places. They allow non-protected mobi's, certainly. They're not going to complain if you post on how to de-drm mobi's, that's mobipocket's responsibility.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:55 PM   #22
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Does anyone not think that this might be overreactive? I'm not too surprised that Amazon would be against code that reveals ID #'s that are an important component of its DRM toolset.
You're right. Amazon overreacted in how they handled things.


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I don't know if I'll send mine back or not. I've thought about it, but...
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:06 PM   #23
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Does anyone not think that this might be overreactive? I'm not too surprised that Amazon would be against code that reveals ID #'s that are an important component of its DRM toolset.

It's probably due diligence in legally enforcing their DRM more than a hard line against getting books from other places. They allow non-protected mobi's, certainly. They're not going to complain if you post on how to de-drm mobi's, that's mobipocket's responsibility.
I think it's mostly about keeping people from stripping DRM from Amazon books which is probably more scary now that there are tons of iPhone and iPod Touch users. This doesn't prevent you from buying books elsewhere and stripping the DRM off. You just need to use the Mobipocket software PID if you don't have your Kindle PID. People have been stripping DRM off of books from other stores and the library and reading them on their Kindles for months. The question remains as to whether Amazon will ever start snooping on our Kindles. So far they haven't. They reserve the right to, however.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:12 PM   #24
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The question remains as to whether Amazon will ever start snooping on our Kindles. So far they haven't. They reserve the right to, however.
Can one of you point me to the exact place this is stated? I've seen it mentioned a number of times, but never bothered to look into it.
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Can one of you point me to the exact place this is stated? I've seen it mentioned a number of times, but never bothered to look into it.
Pdurrant linked it here.

Edit: Looks like his link doesn't work. Try this.

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Old 03-13-2009, 03:23 PM   #26
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Pdurrant linked it here.

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Thanks, so I guess unless there is something to the contrary in their Privacy Notice (which or course can change) then they can do this. I can't imagine things going well for them if they ever did though.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:46 PM   #27
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Though if you're fleeing Amazon because of their tight-fisted policy on DRM, do you really want to be supporting Sony? If I replace my Kindles, I'll go with one of the independents.
The difference is that Sony has opened up our choices by accepting ePub and reflowable PDFs (even if the PDF option isn't the best in the world). So we aren't locked into the Sony store or the Sony format or Sony DRM.

Additionally, Sony can't (at least not yet) access my Reader to see if I have other than Sony DRM material on it. I grant that Sony's DRM is draconian like Amazon's, but Sony doesn't force me to buy books with it and Sony can't snoop.

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Old 03-13-2009, 07:21 PM   #28
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Sony hasn't failed in the U.S. yet lacks Amazon's backing. And Sony has been advertising, often as co-op with local stores, at least in my area of the country.

And now Barnes & Noble has bought Fictionwise. It may be a while before it ramps up, but you can bet B&N won't sit still and cede ebooks to Amazon.
I was going to point this out too. With Borders partnering with Sony, and B&N buying Fictionwise, I don't see Amazon running away with ebooks. If it was just one of them, maybe they wouldn't have much effect. But with both major b&m's having a stake in ebooks and by default, readers, I don't see Amazon and the kindle destroying the market.
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I think it's mostly about keeping people from stripping DRM from Amazon books which is probably more scary now that there are tons of iPhone and iPod Touch users. This doesn't prevent you from buying books elsewhere and stripping the DRM off. You just need to use the Mobipocket software PID if you don't have your Kindle PID. People have been stripping DRM off of books from other stores and the library and reading them on their Kindles for months. The question remains as to whether Amazon will ever start snooping on our Kindles. So far they haven't. They reserve the right to, however.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:56 AM   #30
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I'm not going to replace my Kindle anytime soon. However, I will not buy any ebooks from Amazon for the next month. Plus I was planning on buying a larger screen reader when that becomes available, so you can bet this will be a factor when deciding between a Plastic Logic device and the rumored K3.
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