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    Bronwen want a kindle or similar what should I look out for seemingly theres a better one in the usa but it's not out in uk yet.Are they all the same kindles I mean or do they come with different spec? what'sthe best uk deal available?Please Alistair
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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    My wife has both a Kindle and an ipad with the Kindle app. She recommends getting the ipad instead of the Kindle as it is easier to read books and it is far more useful.
    Mark Hockett

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    • #3
      the kindle screen is great for sunlight reading. Having said that, I got rid of mine after I got my Ipad. way more handy
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        I don't know what's available in the UK, but everyone in my family loves his/her Kindle Wi-Fi. I bought about a dozen of them over the last few years as gifts, and people (myself included) are in love with them.

        You don't really need the more expensive 3G versions unless you don't have an access to a computer connected to the Internet.

        P.S. I could never find a single valid reason to buy an I-pad. If you want to read books, buy a much smaller Kindle. If you need a small computer, buy a netbook. IMO, I-Pad is a typical overhyped and overpriced "Jack of all trades, master of none". In addition to this, you have to deal with the intrusive Apple approach where everything is proprietary and is forced down your throat from the moment you register it. The toy looks really nice, though.

        I guess, to each his own.
        Last edited by MichaelP; 08-13-2011, 03:39 PM.
        Mike
        WI/IL border, USA

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        • #5
          There are different specs, but I can't really say what is available in the UK.

          I CAN tell you that the people I know who have a Kindle really, really like them. The battery lasts for weeks at a time. Maybe I just don't hear from the ones that have gone to iPads or other readers.

          Just a side note, the Kindle app is available for Android tablets as well as for the iPad. I use it on my android cell phone (which has a high resolution 4.3 inch screen) and find it very convenient. It's very usable. It is really nice to have a book to read wherever I go.

          Dan
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          • #6
            i thought you were wanting to make a fire .

            all the best.markj

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            • #7
              only burning a hole in my pocket mark Alistair
              Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Alistair Hosie
                only burning a hole in my pocket markAlistair
                nooo you mean your purse



                found a good avatar for you whilst looking for that ..




                all the best.markj

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                • #9
                  I bought one of the original kindles and I've adored it for years. That said, I bought a tablet and pulled the Kindle (and nook) App on it.

                  Yeah reading is a real problem with the glare. I'm going to get one of those satin-finish screen protectors for it. But the general utility of the device is so great that my kindle hasn't left the house in a month.

                  The tablet (an Android tablet, the ASUS TF-101) comes with me every day.

                  As much of an Amazon Fanboy as I am I can't deny that having the tablet outweighs the advantage of the readability in glare conditions of the kindle.
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                  • #10
                    Mark thats the cheapest nastiest tackiest looking sporran I have ever seen where did you steal it Alistair
                    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                    • #11
                      Aint a sporran, It's a Scotch athletic supporter with a webcam on it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Forrest Addy
                        ...Scotch athletic supporter with a webcam on it.
                        A webcam with a unique point of view...
                        Mike
                        WI/IL border, USA

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                        • #13
                          When John was posting about reading back-issues of MEW with a Kindle, I placed an order for one, then canceled it when I saw the Barnes & Noble Nook Color. It has a 7" high resolution IPS screen, which is simply gorgeous. The Nook Color is actually a 1.2 Ghz Android tablet, and it's dirt simple to install Gingerbread, in which case you have a $180 mini iPad.

                          From looking at the two (Kindle and Nook Color) side-by-side, I'd go with a color tablet if you're going to read inside, and an e-Ink reader if you're going to be reading outside.

                          Last edited by lazlo; 08-14-2011, 01:42 PM.
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                          • #14
                            I love my kindle. My wife thought it was ridiculous but since I had a book that she wanted to read, she borrowed it for a few days. After that, she was hooked. Don't know if it's a UK model, but she's got the "Kindle with Special Offers" it shows ads and coupons on the screen when it's turned off and a little banner on the menu screen... cost $114.

                            One thing I like about the kindle is that it's cheap enough that if I leave it on the train, I'll be annoyed, but not nearly as pissed off as I'd be if I lost a $900 iPad.

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                            • #15
                              a friend of mine has one of those cheaper e-ink readers. I was AMAZED at its resolution, even at the smallest font settings, commas for example where not just a dot, but clearly a rounded dot with a straight little dash... More resolution/better font rendering then my PC screen to be honest.

                              At that font size, commas where hardly a spec, and I had to look REALLY hard to notice the detail, but it was there.. Kinda too small to read at that setting, unless you like fine print, but it still rendered everything wonderfuly.

                              I was very doubtful of e-ink readers, especialy the cheap ones, but just a little hands on time has totaly changed my mind.
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