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Old 10-13-2017, 08:48 AM   #16
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I don't believe the New Oasis is worth the asking price. Not when for $50 you can get Everything but the Water proofing. Unless you live on a boat or beach or read in a bath tub....even them Zip lock bags work just as well from my understanding.
Where can you get a Reader with a larger than 6" screen for $50?
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:20 PM   #17
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Storage cards of all types are supported by the current SoC.
But it is very hard to make them waterproof.
Seriously? Samsung doesn't seem to have a problem doing so on their phones, which has been the case on the S5, S7, and S8 - just make a tray with a gasket. Done.
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Has anyone ever filled up their 4GB Kindles with ebooks? Does it really bog down? Wouldn't 8GB or 32GB filled with books be crazy slow?
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Has anyone ever filled up their 4GB Kindles with ebooks? Does it really bog down? Wouldn't 8GB or 32GB filled with books be crazy slow?
My PW3 only has 3 g of space since they added the voice file
My Kobo has space for 3,500 ebooks its full Now working on the SDcard which has 1000 ebooks on it Total 4,500 ebooks works fine! So the answer is NOPE...

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I don't believe the New Oasis is worth the asking price. Not when for $50 you can get Everything but the Water proofing. Unless you live on a boat or beach or read in a bath tub....even them Zip lock bags work just as well from my understanding.
Just like I wouldn't want to live in a world without Classic Coke, I wouldn't want to read on a $50 e-reader shoved into a zip lock bag.

I value the nuances of my reading experience and will happily buy every flagship e-reader Amazon puts out. There's a marked difference between my Kindle Oasis and all my older Kindle models.

It's subjective of course. But for me, it's a sure thing.
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Just like I wouldn't want to live in a world without Classic Coke, I wouldn't want to read on a $50 e-reader shoved into a zip lock bag.

I value the nuances of my reading experience and will happily buy every flagship e-reader Amazon puts out. There's a marked difference between my Kindle Oasis and all my older Kindle models.

It's subjective of course. But for me, it's a sure thing.
I haven't seen a $50 ereader. I wouldn't want to try to use the $50 fire in a zip lock bag.
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I haven't seen a $50 ereader. I wouldn't want to try to use the $50 fire in a zip lock bag.
You nailed it cindy that what I was talking about

But Yes I have several neighbors that use a zip lock bag for reading while in the tub. 2 that I know of that took there tablets to the beach ... same. Actually that's how the conversation got started!
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You nailed it cindy that what I was talking about

But Yes I have several neighbors that use a zip lock bag for reading while in the tub. 2 that I know of that took there tablets to the beach ... same. Actually that's how the conversation got started!
Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 10-14-2017, 04:38 AM   #24
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Has anyone ever filled up their 4GB Kindles with ebooks? Does it really bog down? Wouldn't 8GB or 32GB filled with books be crazy slow?
Yes, my Voyage is pretty full.

The only thing that's a little slower when it's full is the global search (as you would expect), and the faster CPU of the new device should take care of that.
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I have two Paperwhite ereaders which I alternate. I never have more than thirty or so books on a reader. At least once a year, I do a reset device. If I have a problem of some sort I do a reset device as my first step to correct the problem. It usually works but it erased all the titles on the device.

I don't think I'd want 2,326 titls on the device when I did a reset device.
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I have two Paperwhite ereaders which I alternate. I never have more than thirty or so books on a reader. At least once a year, I do a reset device. If I have a problem of some sort I do a reset device as my first step to correct the problem. It usually works but it erased all the titles on the device.

I don't think I'd want 2,326 titls on the device when I did a reset device.
In all the years I've been using Kindles, I've never once had to do a reset. A factory reset should really be the last resort in problem solving, rather than the first step!
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Same here.
And I have an awful lot of Kindles.
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In all the years I've been using Kindles, I've never once had to do a reset. A factory reset should really be the last resort in problem solving, rather than the first step!
This is why I finally gave up on my Kobo H20. I've lost count of the times i've had to do a factory reset. Sticking with Kindles now.
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This is why I finally gave up on my Kobo H20. I've lost count of the times i've had to do a factory reset. Sticking with Kindles now.
Although having to restart the Kindle is rare and having to reset a Kindle is extremely rare . . . .
They could still use some help:
https://www.amazon.jobs/en/teams/dev...software&cache
334 open jobs in device software and services development.

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One thing that I notice while browsing through a small selection of those position descriptions:
Most of them require one less degree level than I would normally expect from the job description (and yes, I have hired a few people back in my days of having a day job).
I.E: They are willing to hire MS for work at the PhD level. (and we sometimes wonder how they could screw-up in some of the ways that they have in the past).
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You nailed it cindy that what I was talking about

But Yes I have several neighbors that use a zip lock bag for reading while in the tub. 2 that I know of that took there tablets to the beach ... same. Actually that's how the conversation got started!
Why not just take a quick shower and then go read? Reading while sitting in dirty water is no my idea of fun.

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