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fantic
Oct 22nd, 2011, 02:01 PM
non keyboard Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle fire..

what's your take, anybody used it?

I'm going to wait ONE MORE time :lol: before it gets better AND gets cheaper :angel:

HippityHop
Oct 22nd, 2011, 03:46 PM
non keyboard Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle fire..

what's your take, anybody used it?

I'm going to wait ONE MORE time :lol: before it gets better AND gets cheaper :angel:

I'm going to do the same. It seems that it only functions with Wifi and not 3G like some of the other kindles.

I'll wait for it to get cheaper too. I bought mine for $250 and it's now around $119. :fiery:

Sam L
Oct 22nd, 2011, 04:09 PM
I only recently bought my Kindle so I won't be buying any of these any time soon. In fact, I was reading Lolita in book form and lamented how I miss the feel of paper in my hands.

I do still think the Kindle is really useful but I have no need for tablets.

fantic
Oct 22nd, 2011, 04:32 PM
I'm going to do the same. It seems that it only functions with Wifi and not 3G like some of the other kindles.

I'll wait for it to get cheaper too. I bought mine for $250 and it's now around $119. :fiery:

It SHOULD get cheaper, the text itself only in electronic form :angel:

I only recently bought my Kindle so I won't be buying any of these any time soon. In fact, I was reading Lolita in book form and lamented how I miss the feel of paper in my hands.

I do still think the Kindle is really useful but I have no need for tablets.

Same here, not exactly a substitute for the real book.
I actually already have Border's Kobo :lol: (bought it for $50!) and am not even using that that often :lol:

Darop.
Oct 22nd, 2011, 07:39 PM
Maybe I just have a book fetish, but the thought of reading a book without actully having it in my hands doesn't to appeal to me at all :shrug: And it sucks because the Kindle seems really useful.

edificio
Oct 22nd, 2011, 11:44 PM
I like books. Always have, always will.

Sam L
Oct 23rd, 2011, 11:02 AM
Same here, not exactly a substitute for the real book.
I actually already have Border's Kobo :lol: (bought it for $50!) and am not even using that that often :lol:

I still don't understand why you're having many eBook readers. :lol:

Maybe I just have a book fetish, but the thought of reading a book without actully having it in my hands doesn't to appeal to me at all :shrug: And it sucks because the Kindle seems really useful.

The best thing about it actually is that it's really useful for travel. Whether you're catching public transport day to day or going on an overseas trip, load up your next two to three books to read and you're set, as long as you have electricity.

Darop.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 11:17 AM
I still don't understand why you're having many eBook readers. :lol:



The best thing about it actually is that it's really useful for travel. Whether you're catching public transport day to day or going on an overseas trip, load up your next two to three books to read and you're set, as long as you have electricity.

Can't you just bring the books along with you? :p I mean, unless they're "The Brothers Karamazov" and "One Thousand and One Nights" you should be fine ;)

Apoleb
Oct 23rd, 2011, 11:23 AM
Maybe I just have a book fetish, but the thought of reading a book without actully having it in my hands doesn't to appeal to me at all :shrug: And it sucks because the Kindle seems really useful.

I agree. But it's a dilemma to me because ebook readers save a lot of space and make it very easy to access any book/document whenever you want. You can't carry your library with you. Also, it means getting free ebooks and saving $$$. :angel:

Michael*
Oct 23rd, 2011, 11:27 AM
Im waiting to the next one to upgrade. Some books need to be in paper though. I could never imagine reading Atonement or Pride and Prejudice on a Kindle. That would be sacrilegious.

fantic
Oct 23rd, 2011, 02:25 PM
I still don't understand why you're having many eBook readers. :lol:



I have only one, Kobo :lol: But I plan to get BNs and Amazons too :angel: e-book reader fetish? :lol:

And yeah, it saves a lot of space and it's useful for travel. That's why many ITF players use it on the tournament ground waiting :lol:

HippityHop
Oct 23rd, 2011, 02:40 PM
Can't you just bring the books along with you? :p I mean, unless they're "The Brothers Karamazov" and "One Thousand and One Nights" you should be fine ;)

I'm currently reading Isabel Wilkerson's tome, The Warmth of Other Suns which stretches to over 620 pages. I suppose that I could carry the book with me, but my Kindle is so convenient and it has lot of other books on it that I'm also reading.

The Warmth of Other Suns doesn't have pictures so that makes it an ideal book for an e-reader. If the Kindle Fire supports pictures, that will make it a must have for me (but not until the second generation which will be much improved.) :)

mykarma
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:34 PM
I'm going to do the same. It seems that it only functions with Wifi and not 3G like some of the other kindles.

I'll wait for it to get cheaper too. I bought mine for $250 and it's now around $119. :fiery:
Kindle fire is in color, gmail, web browsing, movies etc. I see no need for a tablet but need ereader primarily for my weekly newspaper that I use at meeting and never know exactly which one I'll need. The fire also allows me to check email and browse the web. $199.00 - $50.00 gift card and put on credit card for no payment and interest if paid within 6 months. Couldn't resist.

fantic
Oct 24th, 2011, 06:49 AM
So I lost my Kobo today :bigcry:

Now I should buy...what? :lol:

Sam L
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:30 AM
Can't you just bring the books along with you? :p I mean, unless they're "The Brothers Karamazov" and "One Thousand and One Nights" you should be fine ;)

Well you can but it's just not convenient. And see below...

save a lot of space ... your library

Key words there. The biggest advantage is that you can carry your library around. I don't know if anyone else does this but I like to read my favourite parts from my favourite novels time and time again and this is very useful for that.

I have only one, Kobo :lol: But I plan to get BNs and Amazons too :angel: e-book reader fetish? :lol:

And yeah, it saves a lot of space and it's useful for travel. That's why many ITF players use it on the tournament ground waiting :lol:

Oh ok, I thought you were getting all of them or something.

Basically, it's just good for waiting period. If you're in a queue, never mind, just flip open your Kindle and get a few pages of reading done.

So I lost my Kobo today :bigcry:

Now I should buy...what? :lol:

How the hell did you lose it? I'm not even researching these new ones so can't help you there.

duhcity
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:52 AM
I was seriously considering the Fire before I bought my iPad a week or two ago.
The idea of a more "downmarket" tablet just bothers me. It's almost an indication that the thing is a toy, that it isn't replacing anything else with it's presence, and in a sense acts as a waste. Maybe some people want to have a tablet just for light browsing, email and internet. But I already have a laptop and a smartphone.

fantic
Oct 24th, 2011, 04:06 PM
Ipad IS a toy, if you already have a laptop and a smartphone, isn't it so? :lol: And an expensive one at that too! $499? And that's the LOWEST one! Christ I can buy 2 netbooks for that price :lol: If you choose 64GB one with 3G, that's $829!!!!(but Apple is famous for overcharging customers anyway)

$199 Fire all the way! :lol: (hope it will later lower the price :oh:)

fantic
Oct 24th, 2011, 04:08 PM
How the hell did you lose it? I'm not even researching these new ones so can't help you there.

I was watching Southwest Regional WNCAA action in San Diego. Kobo was in the sack I carried and it disappeared while I was away :o I mean, Kobo?? $50 dollar one? It's not even a fancy Kindle :hysteric:

duhcity
Oct 24th, 2011, 09:32 PM
Ipad IS a toy, if you already have a laptop and a smartphone, isn't it so? :lol: And an expensive one at that too! $499? And that's the LOWEST one! Christ I can buy 2 netbooks for that price :lol: If you choose 64GB one with 3G, that's $829!!!!(but Apple is famous for overcharging customers anyway)

$199 Fire all the way! :lol: (hope it will later lower the price :oh:)

Not really a toy. I bring it to class, easily switch between my notetaking app, my class' text, and the internet/twitter if im bored. And as far as tablets go, Apple is on the lower end these days. Companies have to take losses to undercut that price.

Plus, it's nice not to have to carry my laptop to class.

mykarma
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:58 PM
Ipad IS a toy, if you already have a laptop and a smartphone, isn't it so? :lol: And an expensive one at that too! $499? And that's the LOWEST one! Christ I can buy 2 netbooks for that price :lol: If you choose 64GB one with 3G, that's $829!!!!(but Apple is famous for overcharging customers anyway)

$199 Fire all the way! :lol: (hope it will later lower the price :oh:)
doubt if it'll get any lower than $199. All the experts were shocked and they think the new nook will have a difficult time competing. They'll giving trade-in value for previous kindles but can't give much because the article said that they'd be like giving them away. Like I posted earlier, paid $199.00 for mine and got a $50.00 gift card which means I paid $149.00. :bounce::bounce::bounce:

fantic
Oct 25th, 2011, 12:48 AM
doubt if it'll get any lower than $199. All the experts were shocked and they think the new nook will have a difficult time competing. They'll giving trade-in value for previous nooks but can't give much because the article said that they'd be giving them away. Like I posted earlier, paid $199.00 for mine and got a $50.00 gift card which means I paid $149.00. :bounce::bounce::bounce:

gift card? Where did you order it from, Amazon? There's nothing about gift card there.

Anyway it's still a month before the release(Nov. 15) so should wait and see. mykarma please report how is your experience with it :)

mykarma
Oct 25th, 2011, 04:04 AM
gift card? Where did you order it from, Amazon? There's nothing about gift card there.

Anyway it's still a month before the release(Nov. 15) so should wait and see. mykarma please report how is your experience with it :)
I ordered it from Best Buy. Not only did I get the gift card but put it on their credit card and it's 6 months no interest same as cash. That was an offer I couldn't refuse. Another thing I like about Best Buy is that if you get the insurance from them if anything happens to your Kindle you just return it and pick up a new one off the shelf. Not like my phone where they send a refurbished one to you.

hectopascal
Oct 25th, 2011, 04:18 AM
Like I posted earlier, paid $199.00 for mine and got a $50.00 gift card which means I paid $149.00. :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Wow great deal!
I would probably get a Kindle Fire too if I lived in the U.S. But I've decided to save up for the new Asus Transformer Prime which is like 3 times the price :(

mykarma
Oct 25th, 2011, 05:08 AM
Wow great deal!
I would probably get a Kindle Fire too if I lived in the U.S. But I've decided to save up for the new Asus Transformer Prime which is like 3 times the price :(
Dag, that's a lot of money.

Sam L
Oct 25th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Not really a toy. I bring it to class, easily switch between my notetaking app, my class' text, and the internet/twitter if im bored. And as far as tablets go, Apple is on the lower end these days. Companies have to take losses to undercut that price.

Plus, it's nice not to have to carry my laptop to class.

You know there was a time not too long ago when all we carried to class was a pen and a notebook. :p Seriously, it is a toy.

It took me a while to get Kindle and only because it is so damn useful.

I am limiting my gadgets to just a classic Ipod and a Kindle. They both serve as portable tools and a library for my music and books respectively. That's it. Enough.

I have an old, cheap Nokia phone that I use for calling people and sending messages and I'm proud to have it. LOL!

Just simple but useful technology for me.

fantic
Oct 25th, 2011, 05:08 PM
Not really a toy. I bring it to class, easily switch between my notetaking app, my class' text, and the internet/twitter if im bored. And as far as tablets go, Apple is on the lower end these days. Companies have to take losses to undercut that price.

Plus, it's nice not to have to carry my laptop to class.

you just described the function of a toy. Netbooks are much cheaper doing what you do, and BETTER since you can actually use a keyboard.

And I pad is on the lower end???? $499 is the MINIMUM price of I pad. The lowest 3G is $629, one of the highest priced tablets, and it skyrockets to more than $829 if you choose a 64GB one :help:

duhcity
Oct 25th, 2011, 05:43 PM
I don't know anyone with 3G haha. And take notes wih a pen? Preposterous..
I mean there are things I already Wish the iPad could do. Just imagining how frustrated I would get with a lesser tablet is enough for me.
Net books are also rather ugly no? And the keyboard is a nonissue since the iPads keyboard is actually far better than I expected it to be. If you seriously need a keyboard you probably shouldn't get a tablet at all.

And I really don't get what you're harping on about price. The kindle fire is cheaper because it can do less. Nothing wrong with that. its a similar market but still a different one. And all buyers sold consider for themselves whether the price difference is worth it for them.

fantic
Oct 25th, 2011, 07:32 PM
I was seriously considering the Fire before I bought my iPad a week or two ago.
The idea of a more "downmarket" tablet just bothers me. It's almost an indication that the thing is a toy, that it isn't replacing anything else with it's presence, and in a sense acts as a waste. Maybe some people want to have a tablet just for light browsing, email and internet. But I already have a laptop and a smartphone.

This is your op. Just Preposterous. 'downmarket tablet?' So a tablet must be as expensive as an I pad? :lol: Tablets ARE toys compared to laptop or netbooks, what's SO special about Ipad compared to other tablets?

I don't know anyone with 3G haha. And take notes wih a pen? Preposterous..
I mean there are things I already Wish the iPad could do. Just imagining how frustrated I would get with a lesser tablet is enough for me.
Net books are also rather ugly no? And the keyboard is a nonissue since the iPads keyboard is actually far better than I expected it to be. If you seriously need a keyboard you probably shouldn't get a tablet at all.

And I really don't get what you're harping on about price. The kindle fire is cheaper because it can do less. Nothing wrong with that. its a similar market but still a different one. And all buyers sold consider for themselves whether the price difference is worth it for them.

take note with a pen? Virtually everybody does that in school and some use laptop :p
So netbooks are rather ugly?!??!! That's the reason why you buy expensive Apple products! A fancy toy! :lol: For serious typing of course you can't beat an actual laptop or netbook.

See your OP, YOU were the one who started harping about price. Feel privileged if you want to, but denigrating other products as 'toys' and 'downmarket' is just..preposterous imo. Fire and I-pad is not THAT different anyway :lol:

fantic
Oct 25th, 2011, 07:39 PM
anyway, for me READING is the optimum reason so I prefer E ink readers, so am tempted for Kindle keyboard. I hear I pad strains the eyes even compared to other tablets AND it's damn expensive AND heavy so not really an option :p I already have an excellent netbook far cheaper than I pad anyway, so really no need :lol:

I want to do night reading too so the more cheaper and lighter Fire, and which basically provides similar services, could be a nice alternative to e ink ones :)

EVEN if you buy BOTH, it's still half the price of I pad :haha:

Calvin M.
Oct 26th, 2011, 02:43 AM
I'm excited for the Fire and will wait for the price to come down. 2 yrs. ago, I splurged on the DX, which I love (perfect for my 49 yr old eyes) but I can't see spending that again (or even $199 for the Fire) at this time.

fantic
Oct 26th, 2011, 07:27 PM
seems that everybody is preferring to wait :lol:

fantic
Oct 28th, 2011, 12:35 AM
I'm seriously considering buying Nook 1st edition. It's $89.

Why not Kindle? I'm weird that way :lol: Mind you I bought Kobo for $50 first :lol:

I get why Apple-tards gets crazy about the product. Similar white porcelain-esque design? :lol: I like that design :hearts: Like Mac it's heavy too :haha:

I will buy Kindle...maybe Fire 2.0 version :oh:

mykarma
Oct 28th, 2011, 03:09 AM
I'm excited for the Fire and will wait for the price to come down. 2 yrs. ago, I splurged on the DX, which I love (perfect for my 49 yr old eyes) but I can't see spending that again (or even $199 for the Fire) at this time.
This will be my first ereader so 199.00 for so many options is a great price for me.

Uncharted
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:39 AM
I'm undecided. I get a lot of books for free at work. Although last week I popped into Currys (it's a electrical outlet on the High Street) I was thinking of buying a new TV (again, I'm still undecided which model to purchase). So, I was looking around and thought I would try the new Kindle out and see how it felt, but they hadn't any on display. The customer advisor guy said call back this Saturday and hopefully I can give it a go before I decide to buy.

mykarma
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:23 PM
I'm undecided. I get a lot of books for free at work. Although last week I popped into Currys (it's a electrical outlet on the High Street) I was thinking of buying a new TV (again, I'm still undecided which model to purchase). So, I was looking around and thought I would try the new Kindle out and see how it felt, but they hadn't any on display. The customer advisor guy said call back this Saturday and hopefully I can give it a go before I decide to buy.
I haven't seen one anywhere. I thought they weren't coming out until November 15th.

Uncharted
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:54 PM
I haven't seen one anywhere. I thought they weren't coming out until November 15th.

Most likely you mean the 'Kindle Fire'? By the time that's released in the UK, Rihanna will be drawing her pension.

In the UK we only have two to choose from, 'Kindle & Kindle Keyboard 3G'. So, when you get the Kindle Fire, you can tell me what it's like.

I think I'd read somewhere that Amazon's profits had fallen heavily because they had invested so much in this new Kindle.

fantic
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:32 AM
So I went to BN again to test those Nooks.

I'm now 'abandoning' buying Nook 1st edition :sobbing:

Too big, too heavy, flunky, I rather liked the Touch edition better :lol:

I like the feel of it (rubber?), but don't like the shape of it :lol: (rectangular)

Actually don't like the design of the new kindles either :lol: Keyboard one is more to my liking..

fantic
Nov 8th, 2011, 05:07 AM
so BN slashes the price of color NOOK and touch NOOK and introduces tablet :lol:

LINK (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/)

"So we made sure it has extra-long battery life—longer than Kindle Fire." :lol:

HippityHop
Dec 8th, 2011, 07:43 PM
I was given a Kindle fire as a gift and I really, really like it. :bounce:

mykarma
Dec 8th, 2011, 09:21 PM
I was given a Kindle fire as a gift and I really, really like it. :bounce:
I bought the Kindle Fire and love it. Was also impressed with Amazon's customer service.

fantic
Dec 9th, 2011, 01:19 AM
is web browsing fast enough?

I wonder if there's a subtitle app for videos..

Sam L
Dec 9th, 2011, 01:23 AM
I bought the Kindle Fire and love it. Was also impressed with Amazon's customer service.
They are pretty good, aren't they? I buy so much stuff from them books, music, DVDs.

HippityHop
Dec 9th, 2011, 03:17 PM
is web browsing fast enough?

I wonder if there's a subtitle app for videos..

When you go to videos you get movie and TV. You then choose which you want. I'm able to catch up on all of my Star Treks (DS9, Voyager, Enterprise) that I missed for free until my Prime runs out. Then I'll probably pay the $79.00/year to keep it going. :D

mykarma
Dec 9th, 2011, 04:49 PM
When you go to videos you get movie and TV. You then choose which you want. I'm able to catch up on all of my Star Treks (DS9, Voyager, Enterprise) that I missed for free until my Prime runs out. Then I'll probably pay the $79.00/year to keep it going. :D
I haven't even taken advantage of any movies yet. Think I'll get some this weekend.

fantic
Dec 18th, 2011, 04:34 AM
I read a WSJ article (Dec 15th or 16th) on E books.
While the reader got cheaper, some e-books are not that different in price, some even more expensive than retail (Amazon) prices.

Bagel-Monica
Dec 18th, 2011, 05:28 AM
:bounce:

fantic
Jan 9th, 2012, 06:45 AM
NYT article (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/technology/nook-from-barnes-noble-gains-more-e-book-readers.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimesbooks&seid=auto)

fantic
Jan 9th, 2012, 08:21 PM
Nook attack :lol: article (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/?r=1)

victory1
Jan 12th, 2012, 06:51 AM
I still think the Sony Readers are the best out there. They were there before the Kindle and Amazon has copied them. Sony is terrible at advertising and marketing!! Do you know the Walkman was the best mp3 player before Apple came in with the iPod? Sony just moved aside and played dead and did not adapt and has never come close to compete for that top spot!!:lol: Same thing with the readers, Sony introduced the e-ink readers in 2006 with their PRS-500 and Amazon came out a year and half later with the 1st clunky Kindle and made mince meat out them.

Anyway, I've owned several different type of Sony Readers over the years (I confess a couple of Kindles also) and the Sony has never let me down. In fact, I had 6 readers until 2 weeks ago, starting from 2007. I'm down to 1. I spent a lot of money acquiring those 6 readers!:o I mailed 5 of them to Sony for their recycle program, for a total of $250US ($50US per readers). I plan to buy a Sony tablet that's on sale now for $400US so I have to come with $150US out of pocket. Readers are now very cheap and they were just gathering dust and I've been wanting a tablet. I figure if the Sony Reader I kept stop working, lost, or stolen that I can afford to replace it.

I love Sony but my cousin thinks (who happen to have a Kindle) it's because I'm so active on the Sony Reader Forum. Like here, they are a place I like to visit but I really do love the Sony Readers a lot!

fantic
Jan 12th, 2012, 08:32 AM
I still think the Sony Readers are the best out there. They were there before the Kindle and Amazon has copied them. Sony is terrible at advertising and marketing!! Do you know the Walkman was the best mp3 player before Apple came in with the iPod? Sony just moved aside and played dead and did not adapt and has never come close to compete for that top spot!!:lol: Same thing with the readers, Sony introduced the e-ink readers in 2006 with their PRS-500 and Amazon came out a year and half later with the 1st clunky Kindle and made mince meat out them.

Anyway, I've owned several different type of Sony Readers over the years (I confess a couple of Kindles also) and the Sony has never let me down. In fact, I had 6 readers until 2 weeks ago, starting from 2007. I'm down to 1. I spent a lot of money acquiring those 6 readers!:o I mailed 5 of them to Sony for their recycle program, for a total of $250US ($50US per readers). I plan to buy a Sony tablet that's on sale now for $400US so I have to come with $150US out of pocket. Readers are now very cheap and they were just gathering dust and I've been wanting a tablet. I figure if the Sony Reader I kept stop working, lost, or stolen that I can afford to replace it.

I love Sony but my cousin thinks (who happen to have a Kindle) it's because I'm so active on the Sony Reader Forum. Like here, they are a place I like to visit but I really do love the Sony Readers a lot!

you should've sent me one :o

but thx for the input!

Calvin M.
Jan 13th, 2012, 11:48 PM
I still think the Sony Readers are the best out there. They were there before the Kindle and Amazon has copied them. Sony is terrible at advertising and marketing!! Do you know the Walkman was the best mp3 player before Apple came in with the iPod? Sony just moved aside and played dead and did not adapt and has never come close to compete for that top spot!!:lol: Same thing with the readers, Sony introduced the e-ink readers in 2006 with their PRS-500 and Amazon came out a year and half later with the 1st clunky Kindle and made mince meat out them.

Anyway, I've owned several different type of Sony Readers over the years (I confess a couple of Kindles also) and the Sony has never let me down. In fact, I had 6 readers until 2 weeks ago, starting from 2007. I'm down to 1. I spent a lot of money acquiring those 6 readers!:o I mailed 5 of them to Sony for their recycle program, for a total of $250US ($50US per readers). I plan to buy a Sony tablet that's on sale now for $400US so I have to come with $150US out of pocket. Readers are now very cheap and they were just gathering dust and I've been wanting a tablet. I figure if the Sony Reader I kept stop working, lost, or stolen that I can afford to replace it.

I love Sony but my cousin thinks (who happen to have a Kindle) it's because I'm so active on the Sony Reader Forum. Like here, they are a place I like to visit but I really do love the Sony Readers a lot!

Have always been curious because with SR, you could buy books from more sites but SR's don't support Lion.

Sammo
Jan 13th, 2012, 11:57 PM
I've seen those Sony Readers and they're... amazing. Really you just see that they have superior quality, much better letter definition than the Kindle, and still I was really impressed with the Kindle, Sony readers might be better but the Kindle is way superior than other eBooks that are around 100€.

fantic
May 2nd, 2012, 07:29 PM
NOOK SIMPLE TOUCH GLOWLIGHT (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-simple-touch-with-glowlight-barnes-noble/1108046469?ean=9781400501717)

like that glowlight feature :lol:

fantic
May 2nd, 2012, 09:12 PM
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindles Have Serious Screen Problems, May 1, 2012
By Kindle user - See all my reviews
This review is from: Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers (Electronics)
I suggest that you do not buy a Kindle, and spend your money on another reading device. I too like the functionality of the Kindle, but I have been using then for a few years now, and the screens stop working fairly frequently -- the screen of every one of the 5 e-ink Kindles I have had has failed in some unrepairable way within 14 months of buying it. This is inconvenient if the Kindle is still under the 12-month warranty, and is both inconvenient and awfully costly if it breaks on the 366th day after you bought it. The problem seems to be that the screens somehow get scrambled, and vertical lines appear on it. If you do not believe me that this is a common technical problem, go to the Kindle FAQs page, and you will see that they have a special section on this. The "contact Us" page regarding Kindle issues even has a special drop-down box for screen problems with "lines on the screen." I really wouldn't mind if Amazon would replace these technically flawed out-of-warranty Kindles for free, but they simply won't. And, maybe because this is the only "hard" product Amazon makes itself and sells, Amazon has no resolution or complaint center to which a buyer may seek recourse. The only option they presented me with was buying a new Kindle. This is the only electronic device I have owned recently that came with such poor production quality and constomer service. I suggest you buy a different device -- there are many out there.

link (http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eReader-eBook-Reader-e-Reader-Special-Offers/product-reviews/B0051QVESA/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending)

fantic
May 3rd, 2012, 02:41 AM
BN compares NOOK and KINDLE (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/compare-nook-vs-kindle/379003172)

fantic
May 4th, 2012, 07:00 AM
I know I know, Kindle is the king, and I do have lots of it at my Kindle for PC. I love Amazon and am utterly accustomed to it.
Even MANY Kindle books are cheaper than NOOK books.

But why NOOK?

I'm born that way, kinda contrarian
AND, the DESIGN It's growing on me, WAY better than the Kindle one imo, so cute!
And it's touch and they sell for $77, $20 cheaper than Kindle Touch now (until May 12)

Maybe I should buy Nook first any buy an upgraded Kindle or Fire some time later

mykarma
May 4th, 2012, 02:58 PM
Have always been curious because with SR, you could buy books from more sites but SR's don't support Lion.
I have the Kindle Fire and really like it. Haven't had any problems at all. Bought mine at Best Buy with the warranty because its a new product. Supposedly I'm to get a new one if anything happens to mine.

fantic
May 5th, 2012, 03:27 AM
I'm kinda sold to Sony Touch :hysteric: same bargain price as Nook $79 but seems to have more functions....but how to download NON public domain books? :scratch:

fantic
May 5th, 2012, 05:30 AM
so was almost set on buying Sony then I stumbled upon this article (http://www.the-ebook-reader.com/best-ebook-reader.html)

"For me, the Nook Touch is the best ebook reader because it can be hacked to run Android apps, including most ereading apps like Kindle, Aldiko, Google, and a number of news and RSS apps, making it the ultimate ebook reader overall. It can also run note apps, PDF apps, a few games, web browsers, and a lot of other apps—all this on top of the Nook's regular functionality."

still. if not hacked SR seems to be the best;

"The Sony PRS-T1 is the only ebook reader that allows for downloading library ebooks directly to the device itself and adding hand-written notes and drawings to ebooks and PDFs. It also has 12 dictionaries, history mode for jumping forward and back between visited pages, adjustable fonts types, margin crop, pinch-zooming, it supports audio, and has the best web browser of any ebook reader to date."

But if I want to all those functions on the upper paragraph, might just as well buy a tablet like Fire, no? :lol:
So although I love Nook's design, I'm 60% for SR now, since I can read horizontally on that one too :lol:

fantic
May 6th, 2012, 03:14 AM
today went to the Best Buy store..and..$79 priced newest version Sony no more :crying2:

fantic
May 6th, 2012, 06:07 AM
I'm now kinda besotted with Sony's industrial design :hearts: Even other ones such as
PRS-350SC

So fickle :tape:

fantic
May 6th, 2012, 08:01 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21A9joLCF3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Done :lol:

I won't use it very much anyway, so just bought the cheapest one :lol:

And LOVE the design :hearts: Cutey!

Calvin M.
May 7th, 2012, 09:05 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21A9joLCF3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Done :lol:

I won't use it very much anyway, so just bought the cheapest one :lol:

And LOVE the design :hearts: Cutey!

Still too expensive and no 3G, no Wi-Fi and no Android are minuses for me. Anyway, I suppose that's OK for you since you said you won't be using it much. I like the design of this ereader and that's good that they're using Kindle's e-ink. Have fun with it and happy reading!

fantic
May 7th, 2012, 09:22 PM
oh, it's not expensive I bought it on Amazon used one for $50 :oh:

And yes unlike the latest Sony version no Wifi, but I can download on my netbook and then upload on the reader, so it's fine with me, I'm not going to PAY for recent ebooks yet :angel: (Those ones I can easily check out at the local libraries for free, so :lol: )
Just free classics will be fine by me ;)

And I heard one can hack this and install Android for more uses, but I don't really care about it, am pretty much ignorant about does apps anyway :tape:

fantic
Oct 23rd, 2012, 05:43 AM
So, I've bought the above one and PRS T1 too, both for a bargain price and using from time to time. Never BOUGHT e-books yet, just download magazine articles and such. PRS T1 even has a decent web-browser, though scrolling is a bit of a pain(too sensitive)

Any one who bought the new Kindle Fire and Nexus Google Tablet? There's a new Nook coming out too, wonder who've bought those and care to share some thoughts? :)

Sam L
Oct 27th, 2012, 04:24 AM
I've gone of these. I'm going back to books. I don't know, I just miss the feel of books in my hands.

fantic
Oct 30th, 2012, 05:21 AM
I've gone of these. I'm going back to books. I don't know, I just miss the feel of books in my hands.

but of course :lol:

I don't read books on those anyway, just articles ;)

fantic
Jul 17th, 2013, 04:53 AM
Bought 7 inch Fire today :oh: was selling at $129, so couldn't help it (total over $144)

Had a lot of books on Amazon already, and will primarily use for browsing the 'net, so the picture quality wasn't that big of a consideration(So didn't buy HD which is $30 more). If I really wanted to watch movies, I'll invest in larger ones. My netbooks is big enough anyway, for that purpose. But I really wanted to buy a 7 inch one :lol: Watched some movies and it's not that bad. Movies by the way has SUBTITLES! :worship: Not TV series though :o

My issue is with charging, can't charge while using it. And I heard it charges REAL slow :sobbing: We'll see.