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Old 01-10-2020, 09:02 PM   #76
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The best thing about the PW series is no page turn buttons.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:47 AM   #77
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:18 AM   #78
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Other then going from a glass screen to a plastic screen and/or going to a larger screen size, what could Amazon do to the PW4 tat would make it worth coming out with another model?
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Old 01-11-2020, 10:21 AM   #79
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Other then going from a glass screen to a plastic screen and/or going to a larger screen size, what could Amazon do to the PW4 tat would make it worth coming out with another model?
It's still missing the warm light. Afaik, that's pretty much the biggest difference from Oasis 2 to Oasis 3.

I think Kobo's entire current line up has warm light from Clara HD to Forma.
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Why would anyone buy a blacklisted Kindle on purpose unless maybe it's for the screen?
A blacklisted unit is still functional for sideloading and reading. I don't jailbreak, but I imagine that works as well.
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Yes for sideloading and reading.

Jailbreak availability is both model and firmware dependent. Unless one has a really old model (PW1 and earlier), this one's not guaranteed.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:37 PM   #82
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It's still missing the warm light. Afaik, that's pretty much the biggest difference from Oasis 2 to Oasis 3.

I think Kobo's entire current line up has warm light from Clara HD to Forma.
Good point. I did forget about the color LED. That is something that could be added.
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Kindle Paperwhite and basic on sale again. $85 and $59 respectively. So we may be seeing something coming this year.

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Old 01-13-2020, 06:33 PM   #84
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Kindle Paperwhite and basic on sale again. $85 and $59 respectively. So we may be seeing something coming this year.
Not necessarily.

Iirc, PW4 was on sale for around the same price last year near MLK Day. This is probably just on of their normal sales.
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Maybe the PW4 isn't selling well enough so Amazon put it on sale to try to boost sales.
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Maybe the PW4 isn't selling well enough so Amazon put it on sale to try to boost sales.
Maybe. But it's been a year and four months since PW4 was released. It's entirely in the realm of possibility. We shall see.
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Maybe. But it's been a year and four months since PW4 was released. It's entirely in the realm of possibility. We shall see.
I see this as a baseless rumor.
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I see this as a baseless rumor.

I see it as a possibility....
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Maybe more people should read Charles Fort.

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Maybe more people should read Charles Fort.

I agree. Being open to high strangeness and endless possibilities like modified release schedules does make life more interesting. The Paperwhite makes a great device for reading about all things Fortean, too.

(Personally, I recommend starting with Fort and then branching to Keel and Vallée.)
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