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29-11-2010
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The commercials are telling me that the new Kindle is on sale for $139 and even though I am not an avid reader, I hope this will help me read more since it's like books on the go. One of my professors kept psychological studies on his. It was kind of nice not having a lot of papers to shuffle through and organize.

What do they hold? Is it possible to put books I already own on it?
What is it like in the sun? Bad glare?

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I don't currently own one (hoping to get one for Christmas though!), but from the little I know, books and other reading material can be purchased from amazon, and alot is also free!

I think it holds Word docs and PDF's which can also be annotated. The screen is supposed to be in some sort of e-ink format so there is no glare.

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Whoa! Free books? That'll get me reading for sure!

Thanks for the input, indian rose. Barnes & Noble has their own device as well, no? I wonder how similar it is and if it's any cheaper. :p

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Yep according to the specifications on amazon, more than 1 million books are free! And other new release's are much cheaper than they are in hardback.

I haven't really looked into any other brands....i think amazon have the largest selection in books, and i quite like the idea that you can get a book in 60 seconds no matter where you are.

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^ Boom, decision made: getting a Kindle.

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I'm getting one for Christmas too. Hopefully I will make good use of it, because I'd love to read more books than I do.
They have WiFi on these, right? Apparently the one I'm getting has.. but with a black and white screen? Hopefully it's not as bad as it sounds.

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Well the kindle is actually perfect for the sun, its made so you can easily read it in the sun vs the Ipad. The drawback is that it doenst have a back light, so to read at night you have to buy the add on attachable light whereas teh Ipad has a backlight. I got a kindle for my mom last year and its her favorite present of all time!

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What about the Nook from Barnes & Noble?


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Yesterday during some scrounging around in the App Store, I found iBooks that has free books to read straight on your i-device. Really pleased with that. The first one it automatically downloaded for me was Winnie-The-Pooh.

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I have a nook , my sister has the kindle. They're both pretty awesome. You can read in sunlight and they're made for reading as it's e-ink display not LCD like the iPad and iPhone which actually hurt your eyes. I recommend it. i read so much more now that i have my nook!

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What else have you been able to access with the Nook and/or Kindle?

I downloaded a few free books onto my iTouch so that's nice. What about magazines? I saw commercials for it that advertised magazine subscriptions.

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I've been using the Kindle for about 4 weeks, and I'm loving it. I'm surprised at how much use I'm getting out of it. It's really simple to download a book too, with the WiFi version. The first book I've downloaded is, Janice Dickinson's No Lifeguard on Duty. Not something I'd pick up in a store. But I can't seem to put it down.

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Has anyone come across any sites that sell cases/covers for the Kindle? (apart from Amazon's own of course.)

I haven't had the chance to use it whilst travelling yet, but im going to need something soon, so that it doesn't get scratched or damaged in my handbag!

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^ There's a third party named "ACase" that sells cases for the Kindle on Amazon's website. Do a search for "Acase Vintage Acme Brown" on amazon's website. Not only are the cases of real leather and of high quality, it looks like you paid a lot for the case. I would know -- I have one.

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Personally I never liked the idea of such devices but hearing about the free books for the Kindle I am now quite intrigued! I've been spending too much money on clothes lately and didn't get to buy as many books as I'd like to so this seems like a cool thing to get me back to reading

Totallly random side note: Whenever this thread pops up in the 'New Posts' I think how model names keep getting weirder until I realize Amazon Kindle is an e-book reader

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