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Kindle 3 Coming This Week?

submitted on May 4, 2009 by phunkeey in "Products / Gadgets", last updated on May 5, 2009 by YanBz
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05.....f=business

Just in time for Dads & Grads??
        

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  • 23824
    shawndiaz
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    Posted by shawndiaz on May 4, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I would definitely have a smile on my face if this was under my Buxr coffee mug on Father's Day Mr Green
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on May 4, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    The next version is all about a bigger screen size. It is the main complaint right now with Kindle and there is a couple of competitors out there that already offer devices with bigger screens
  • 23955
    phunkeey
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    Posted by phunkeey on May 5, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I have the OK (original kindle) and the screen size is fine for reading books, but newspapers, textbooks, and perhaps pdf's would be a lot better with the bigger screen.
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    JackBauer
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    Posted by JackBauer on May 5, 2009 [reply] 0 0
  • 24001
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on May 5, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I personally prefer multifunctional devices supporting open standards and Sony reader beats Kindle in that respect. Kindle effectively locks you up to the 'approved' content exclusively supplied by the only provider 'of your choice'. Look what can happen to your $300+ toy if Amazon doesn't like you for whatever reason:

    http://consumerist.com/5213774.....r-it-likes
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    • phunkeey
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      Posted by phunkeey on May 6, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      I follow the kindle discussion boards, and to be fair the case you link was resolved. The guy got his kindle back. Secondly, by his own admission, that guy had returned thousands of dollars of electronics purchases to amazon for which they reserve the right to cancel your account. Without an account, no kindle for you. Of course you can still read what's on there and upload your own content via a computer but no more buying from amazon.

      I somewhat agree with your concerns about content, but you can access all out of copyright material not just through amazon. For example http://manybooks.net is an excellent source. Plus you can convert word, text, pdf's, etc to read on kindle.

      The main advantage is instant wireless access to (eventually) all books. Sony doesn't have newspapers and magazines, which is the attraction for me. And they don't have wireless, yet.

      Amazon's business model is to give you the device and then sell you the razor blades.

      The ebook battles are just heating up.
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    phunkeey
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    Posted by phunkeey on May 6, 2009 [reply] 0 0
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    phunkeey
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    Posted by phunkeey on May 6, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Live blog of the announcement:

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/.....ndle-fest/
  • 24110
    phunkeey
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    Posted by phunkeey on May 6, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    And the official product page:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obi.....otes101-20
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    MrCheap
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    Posted by MrCheap on May 7, 2009 [reply] 0 0


    "Just" $489.00! Eeek

    49 more daily winners and I will have it! Mr Green
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on May 17, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    This New York Times article claims Amazon subsidizes all new titles on Kindle that cost $9.99 to get more people to buy the reader

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05.....ss&emc=rss
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    phunkeey
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    Posted by phunkeey on May 23, 2009 [reply] 0 0
  • 26217
    MrCheap
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    Posted by MrCheap on May 23, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    LOL

    This was funny!
  • 31275
    MrCheap
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    Posted by MrCheap on July 9, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Amazon dropped price for Kindle 2 from $359 to $299

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ.....=sv_kinh_0
  • 32367
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on July 19, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    This morning, hundreds of Amazon Kindle owners awoke to discover that books by a certain famous author had mysteriously disappeared from their e-book readers. These were books that they had bought and paid for—thought they owned.

    But no, apparently the publisher changed its mind about offering an electronic edition, and apparently Amazon, whose business lives and dies by publisher happiness, caved. It electronically deleted all books by this author from people’s Kindles and credited their accounts for the price.


    The irony is that the books that were deleted were George Orwell's "1984" and "Animal Farm", two masterpieces about freedom and equality

    http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com.....an-others/

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