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June 13 26.00%
Early July 15 30.00%
Late July 7 14.00%
Early August 7 14.00%
Late August 3 6.00%
September 5 10.00%
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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When will the Kindle DX ship?

Amazon says that the Kindle DX will ship in the summer...
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:22 PM   #2
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I was wondering the same thing. I'm assuming it will ship sometime in June since Amazon doesn't want to announce new products too far in advance.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:04 AM   #3
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I think late July. Even early August is possible to get it in before fall semester starts, but I think anything more than 2 months advance notice is unlikely.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:30 AM   #4
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Urgghhh!!! I agree with sirbruce.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:47 PM   #5
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I'm thinking June because the shipdate for the 2-year warranty is first week June.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:29 AM   #6
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I'm thinking June because the shipdate for the 2-year warranty is first week June.
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Given the fact that a very limited pilot release is scheduled for this summer, I think personally that a mass release towards the end of the year - perhaps November time - is the most likely. It's entirely dependent upon PVI's ability to start mass-producing 9.7" screens.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:58 AM   #8
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Given the fact that a very limited pilot release is scheduled for this summer, I think personally that a mass release towards the end of the year - perhaps November time - is the most likely. It's entirely dependent upon PVI's ability to start mass-producing 9.7" screens.
Amazon indicated summer, which Nov would be too late for. I also suspect that the units in the trial will be production units, or else the part of the test (durability, etc) will be less valid, and any problems that arise with HW might not be attributed to "beta" units and get out their being as a problem with the final units. Based on that, I'd stick with a date prior to the coming school year.

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:03 AM   #9
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I think it depends whether they decide to take the chance of using glass screens - which a number of other manufacturers (eg Hanlin, Astak) have decided not to - or wait for the "next generation" flexible screens. Or perhaps they'll start off by shipping machines with glass screens, and then switch to the much tougher flexible screens when they become available. All the indications are, though, that it's going to be the end of the year before mass production of flexible screens commences and, with it being a completely "new technology", it could slip even further.

I think it's pretty certain that the pilot machines will have to use the glass screen, because the flexible one does not current exist.
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I just hope I get mine by the week of 7/20 (I ordered it on 5/12). I start vacation on 7/25, and I'd like to have it all set up and the K2 ready for my wife. Reading is a big part of what we do on vacation. This will be the first year I (hopefully we) do it electronically.
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I would say late summer. People will spend money in their holidays, so I guess Amazon would avoid making customers chossing between holidays or buying an expensive gadget.
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I'm thinking June because the shipdate for the 2-year warranty is first week June.
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Lol. I share that optimism.

Don't kill me if I'm wrong (kill Percy) but I'm pretty sure you guys will get it by the end of June.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:48 AM   #13
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I think it depends whether they decide to take the chance of using glass screens - which a number of other manufacturers (eg Hanlin, Astak) have decided not to - or wait for the "next generation" flexible screens. Or perhaps they'll start off by shipping machines with glass screens, and then switch to the much tougher flexible screens when they become available. All the indications are, though, that it's going to be the end of the year before mass production of flexible screens commences and, with it being a completely "new technology", it could slip even further.

I think it's pretty certain that the pilot machines will have to use the glass screen, because the flexible one does not current exist.
Are there others with the tech know-how needed to react to this from HarryT? And what about glass screens? Doing that doesn't sound good.

By the way, spent my first day reading for hours on the small-screen version at the beach last weekend. Loaned to me by a friend. (I am SO desparate for this thing.) Might have been just the sun/sea glare, I suppose, but my eyes were pretty tired after staring at the screen reading a novel all day. Comments?
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Guess I'm going to just have to suck it up and get the 2-year warranty on it. Ouch. But the potential ouch is bigger.
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