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    News - Amazon's Kindle finally to launch in the UK

    Could be as early as next week, according to sources.
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    Re: News - Amazon's Kindle finally to launch in the UK

    It doesn't really matter which operator signs up to be UK Kindle's Whispernet. The whole point about it is that the user doesn't know and doesn't care which mobile network it is using, it just works. The content is delivered (and sometimes removed!) without user intervention.

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    Re: News - Amazon's Kindle finally to launch in the UK

    Why, oh why, can't we just have a netbook tablet (with keyboard) and an e-reader all rolled into one. That would be my ideal, cause I want it all! Now gimme!

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    Re: News - Amazon's Kindle finally to launch in the UK

    In the US, yeah, the Sprint side of things is hardly front and centre, but knowing the way mobile companies work over here they're probably trying to brand it as the "ORANGE/O2/WHATEVER" Amazon Kindle and charge a monthly fee for the connection...

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    Re: News - Amazon's Kindle finally to launch in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Revilgo View Post
    Why, oh why, can't we just have a netbook tablet (with keyboard) and an e-reader all rolled into one. That would be my ideal, cause I want it all! Now gimme!
    Because ereaders have very long battery life due to the screen. These screens are terrible for regular laptop use.

    It's an electronic book, not a restricted laptop

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    Re: News - Amazon's Kindle finally to launch in the UK

    I'm leaning towards the Astak 5" e-book reader - http://www.theezreader.com/

    It looks rather much more like the device for me.
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    Re: News - Amazon's Kindle finally to launch in the UK

    Because ereaders have very long battery life due to the screen. These screens are terrible for regular laptop use.

    It's an electronic book, not a restricted laptop
    I know, I know... but I'm thinking *colour e-ink*!. I'm thinking, "monochromatic and colour modes!" I'm thinking, "Let the people choose what and when they want it: Battery Power or Full Bore Colour Entertainment!". Gimme my pipe dream!

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