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    News - Amazon reacts to the iPad

    Expected to improve the spec of its Kindle with the acquisition of a touch-screen technology start-up.
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    Re: News - Amazon reacts to the iPad

    Exactly what use will unlimited point multitouch be on a dedicated e-reader?

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    Re: News - Amazon reacts to the iPad

    "Media mogul Rupert Murdoch recently weighed in on the matter, stating in News Corp's recent earnings conference call that he's not a fan of Amazon's pricing model."

    Woopty-freekin-do. GTFO murdoch, you greedy SOB

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    Re: News - Amazon reacts to the iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Exactly what use will unlimited point multitouch be on a dedicated e-reader?
    I suppose Amazon could employ a larger screen and do away the the keypad segment on future Kindles and have a floating onscreen keyboard.

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    Re: News - Amazon reacts to the iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Exactly what use will unlimited point multitouch be on a dedicated e-reader?
    Is unlimited touch point technology significantly more expensive than two point touch point screens?

    I doubt it, so they may as well impliment it.

    Something I've just thought of: Pinch to zoom, what happens when you use all five fingers with it. So instead of just your thumb and first finger, you use your thumb and all 4 fingers. Do some multi touch screens get confused by this? Would this screen with it's unlimited point potential? If the screen can handle it, then interpreting it is all down to the software.

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