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    News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    Latest Barnes & Noble and Amazon e-book readers offer lower prices, fiercer competition.
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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi is showing instock on amazon.co.uk at £152

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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    It is a shame we don't get the Nook Color:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4302/b...-vs-galaxy-tab

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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    The problem with the nook colour would be battery life. The kindles last forever without needing charges because of the e-ink.

    I love my kindle

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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    The problem with the nook colour would be battery life. The kindles last forever without needing charges because of the e-ink.

    I love my kindle
    You cannot hack a Kindle to be a full tablet though!!

    It seems to have a similar display to an iPad too.

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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    I concede that

    For a pure book reader the kindle is hard to beat imo but for pure geeky hackiness the nook colour does look a good option Will be interesting to see what happens when Amazong bring out their android device later this year.

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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    For a pure book reader the kindle is hard to beat imo but for pure geeky hackiness the nook colour does look a good option
    The kindle runs Linux, there is an SDK available, and Amazon are encouraging people to write apps for it. Does that count as geeky enough?

    The company I work for has a sideline in iPhone apps, and we got contacted a couple of months ago by Amazon who wanted us to write Kindle apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    Will be interesting to see what happens when Amazon bring out their android device later this year.
    My guess is it will be firmly in the tablet camp, like another iPad or Galaxy tab, so we can probably expect high performance, high price, and short battery life. I hear they are planning to use an nVidia Tegra GPU, which will increase the performance and price even higher. Personally I am not that interested.

    On the other hand, if Amazon brought out an improved Kindle, perhaps one that was waterproof or with more storage without increasing the price, I would be very interested.

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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    someone just gave me 50 quid for my birthday specifically towards a kindle. I kinda want to wait, either for price drop (call me cheap) or an improved version. Won't wait forever, of course, but there might be something just around the corner - ?

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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    Theres the ad supported version coming out but the price isnt that much cheaper.

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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    Personally I got my kindle yesterday, I'm impressed with it but gona have to sell it

    Is there not some rumors of an amazon tablet coming out soon?

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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    Quote Originally Posted by fuddam View Post
    someone just gave me 50 quid for my birthday specifically towards a kindle. I kinda want to wait, either for price drop (call me cheap) or an improved version. Won't wait forever, of course, but there might be something just around the corner - ?
    Ditto here - the thought of being able to move my Dale Brown library into the loft and have them on something I can just pick up and use is very appealing. I've not heard of any Kindle++ rumours, every one seems to be focussed on the Android-based tablet from Amazon, but this is a horse of a different colour - it'll be a LOT more expensive than the Kindle and the battery life won't be a patch on it. Both of these being - imho - good arguments against it being a "disposable" like the Kindle is.

    The problem I have with the Kindle is longevity - with a normal book, once you've got it then it's yours for ever and ever and ever ...

    On the other hand if Amazon decided to drop the Kindle then all the content you bought is gone - "ha, ha, suckers!! in effect. I used to make very extensive use of eReader.com (later Fictionwise) as they had a great selection of sci-fi (Star Trek Corps of Engineers), and I could get my thrillers 6 months to a year before they arrived in this country. Many happy lunchtimes spent reading a STCE or Ted Bell on my Palm PDA!

    Unfortunately when Barnes & Noble took over (a thousand curses on their house) Fictionwise then first most of the thrillers became "US/CA only" then the range started to drop, basically unless you wanted the latest Dan Brown or some vampire novel then you were out of luck. Finally I discovered that there were "problems" with a lot of the titles I'd already got - the eReader software was unable to unlock them or download new copies.

    Yep, the bad experience with B&N has soured me on the whole eBook idea. Plus it'd be real nice if I could - for example - buy eBooks from Waterstones to use on a Kindle, but apparently the Adobe format used by Waterstones et al doesn't work on Kindle. Although I guess you could get around that by using a (cheap?) Android tablet because that'll run that Adobe software and Kindle reader. Unfortunately the battery life won't approach that of an e-reader (and I'm not convinced that it'll be that easy to read in bright sunlight either).

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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    Quote Originally Posted by fuddam View Post
    someone just gave me 50 quid for my birthday specifically towards a kindle. I kinda want to wait, either for price drop (call me cheap) or an improved version. Won't wait forever, of course, but there might be something just around the corner - ?

    There is always "something round the corner"

    If you have the money towards it, get it. I bought mine about 3 weeks ago, excellent!

    And for format conversion Calibre looks interesting, but not somethingI have used myself (yet).
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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    There is always "something round the corner"

    If you have the money towards it, get it. I bought mine about 3 weeks ago, excellent!

    And for format conversion Calibre looks interesting, but not somethingI have used myself (yet).
    Am i the only person who wasnt overly impressed?

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    Re: News - Latest Kindle and Nook go head to head

    I used the whisper functionality for the first time today(reading kindle app on my phone) I got home and the kindle knew what page I was up to

    Its great

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