Jul 30

Amazon Revamp Kindle

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kindleAmazon's Kindle is one of those devices that I've been looking at for a long time, but I couldn't quite convince myself that I needed one.

Well I still don't need one, but I suspect I might end up with one ..

Why?

Very simply put - they've cut the price on them down to something more palatable and introduced some new options.

So what's it got that makes the difference?

It's slimmer and the screen contrast is meant to have been improved. Anyone I know who uses the Kindle has always been impressed with the screen, while iPad users have complained about not being able to read text in bright light..

The introduction of a cheaper, Wifi only, model is also a good move. Sure, you can opt for the 3G model, but putting a wifi only one at the close to £100 mark is a good move.

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3 Responses to “Amazon Revamp Kindle”

  1. From Daniel:

    The one thing that’s stopping me from buying the WiFi version of the Kindle is not being able to find digital versions of the manga that I own. Plenty of fan translated scans, but I wouldn’t wanna be switching between professional translations and fan translations

    Posted on July 30, 2010 at 6:45 pm #
  2. From Niall:

    Also, it’s annoying that you don’t actually *OWN* the books. You’re licensing them from Amazon. Look at what they did, fairly ironically, with 1984 and Animal Farm.
    It’s also not in their best interests to allow you to be able to pass your copy onto someone else.

    Posted on August 4, 2010 at 12:28 am #
  3. From Michele Neylon:

    Niall – fair point.

    Posted on August 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

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