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    News - Kindle sales predicted to surpass estimates

    Sign e-reader market remains buoyant despite tablet popularity?
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    Re: News - Kindle sales predicted to surpass estimates

    Not bad for a company that ran out of Kindles to sell 3 weeks before Xmas.... Me thinks that sales have well exceeded their forecasts...
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    Re: News - Kindle sales predicted to surpass estimates

    Yes, but that is bad, they are missing out on plenty of revenue, opertunity lost is sometimes as bad or worse than having overstock.

    But I'm sick of everything been compared to the iPad, for a start off they aren't that good, even with the Apple marketing machine they've failed to hit targets:
    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/6f638e54-d...44feabdc0.html

    But why on earth compare a kindle to one? They are nothing alike. A friend of mine, she has both, both 3g too, and the iPad never leaves her flat, its not portable enough, its crap for watching 16:9 ratio videos on, the screen is just glossy to read from in many environments (not to mention the finger marks).

    The Kindle on the other hand is a very low cost, low power specalised device, oh you can browse the web on it, in the same way you could browse the web on a 2400 baud dial up modem, you just wouldn't bother unless it was the last option open to you... Same with games.

    But it is brilliant to read off, its easier to read from than most paper backs, you have a brilliant bookstore, which despite missing some of my favourites has enough to keep me entertained, and most importantly a month long battery life, I've only recharged mine three times since uk launch day!

    They are seperate 'needs' they fill. Stop comparing them, they are not in the same price bracket either.

    Its also worth noting if you can genuinely afford an iPad, you can easily afford a kindle from your beer money fund.
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