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Old 10-16-2018, 12:32 PM   #61
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That depends on content type. My manga (Japanese comics) averages around 80MB per volume so 32GB would barely fit ~400 of those. A piece of cake even for the PW3.
Which is why I'm asking: previous 32GB KINDLE models have been geared towards PDF and Manga, not Gutenberg-sized accumulations.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:34 PM   #62
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:35 PM   #63
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If suddenly, after all these years, I decided I wanted to buy a Paperwhite for delivery tomorrow (or the next day) — I just realized I couldn't get one. Well, not from Amazon anyhow. Best Buy is offering free one day delivery to my house. (I didn't know they did that.) I also just realized the Paperwhite's price jumped by $10, to match the Clara?

I finally found the old Paperwhite page. Not available. How long before they show up on Woot?
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:38 PM   #64
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Also just realized that (so far) they're not offering a white version of the new Paperwhite. I wonder if that will change?
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:40 PM   #65
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Finally, PMP support! But what happened to BMP support?
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:44 PM   #66
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Any word on the CPU/RAM yet?
32Gb storage won't be too useful if the firmware can't manage big accumulations.
It supports invert black and white mode so I assume it is same as Oasis 2, or at least an update from previous models.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:59 PM   #67
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I'm seeing a lot of complaints elsewhere about the new Kindle Paperwhite not having a USB-C charger. Can't say that I blame them.
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:45 PM   #68
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Probably an urban legend.
(Confusing Kindle with FIRE OS gadgetry.)
Actually it is real. There is a Kindle X sold in China, which is a basic e-ink Kindle running a version Fire OS with two apps, a Kindle reader and a Migu reader. Migu is part of China Mobile and sells e-books and other media.

It seems to have been a one-off thing in order to include the Migu reading app and I doubt it performs very well. I strongly doubt that Amazon will be moving to Android for their mainstream Kindles.
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They could have called it, oh, I dunno... Voyage 2?
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:51 PM   #70
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I'm guessing not. I'm guessing it will be the same as the current Bluetooth support in the Kindle Basic (8th Generation) and the newest Oasis.
I guess you are right. I wonder why. Amazon promotes Immersion Reading and the Kindle already supports Whispersync and Whispersync for Voice...
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:51 PM   #71
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I really like that it has a flush front. I may just ask for this for Christmas. I have a second generation Paperwhite but would like the higher resolution, waterproof, more storage in this model.
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I guess you are right. I wonder why. Amazon promotes Immersion Reading and the Kindle already supports Whispersync and Whispersync for Voice...
I assume it is a battery issue. Updating the e-ink screen to highlight each word as it is read would drain the battery very quickly.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:04 PM   #73
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Barry, do you ever read in a completely darkened room? That's when I most notice the amber light.

I agree that the light on my Aura is perfectly adequate. So is the 212 ppi screen. But that doesn't mean newer features aren't notably nicer.
I never read in a dark room. I sometimes do read at night on my front porch with no light, although it's not all that dark there.

And yes, I like more and better features when they're features I'll use. I can't really tell the difference in 212 ppi and 300 ppi on an ereader so that isn't an issue for me.

When I first got my original Aura, which was my first Kobo, I thought I'd found the perfect reading device for me. Then I began encountering it's bugs and the limitations of it's firmware. Nothing major but just enough to take the edge off it's perfection. If it had the reliability and feature set of the Kindles of that same time I doubt I'd have bought anything else after. But i went back to the Kindle.

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When I first got my original Aura, which was my first Kobo, I thought I'd found the perfect reading device for me. Then I began encountering it's bugs and the limitations of it's firmware. Nothing major but just enough to take the edge off it's perfection. If it had the reliability and feature set of the Kindles of that same time I doubt I'd have bought anything else after. But i went back to the Kindle.

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I agree with you on the PPI not really mattering, etc. I've also not found the shortcomings in the Kobo software you did and I really like the compact size while still having a 6" screen.

But the new Kindle looks nice to me and a little bit I'm just itching to try something new
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So, it looks like the major features of the new Paperwhite is waterproof, more storage and Bluetooth access (a big plus for text-to-speech or Whispersync). Sure, there are other features, but these seem to be the 3 majors.

BarryEm, I never needed lighting either but the big thing now at all the doctor's offices is darker lighting so people can read their computers/tablets/phones. I finally caved on that.
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