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Kindle 2012 - 2013 Buyers Comparison Chart

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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
30 Mar 2012, 05:35 PM | Post: #21

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RE: Kindle 2012 Buyers Comparison Chart

Yes, you should be able to use any standard Wi-Fi connection as long as it's not an enterprise network.
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30 Mar 2012, 08:16 PM | Post: #22

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(30 Mar 2012 10:55 AM)Atticus Wrote:  Hi everyone, a real newbie question...so please be gentle.

My father doesn't have a wireless router and so I bought him the Kindle 3G for xmas - he loves it. He goes on-line on his desk top and chooses his books which are downloaded through whispernet. Recently at my house he had his Kindle, used my ipad to order a book and before he had put the ipad down it was there on his Kindle. I was very impressed and so want one of my own.

I was thinking of buying the same one (3G) but after reading this site I am a little confused. I know what each of the Kindles are capable of doing, I just wonder which is best suited to me. I have wi-fi at home and think I will be using the Kindle for reading books and that's it..ipad/iphone/laptop serves my surfing needs very well. That being the case I think the Kindle 4 is probably best for me...but what about the touch? Any thoughts? Has anyone bought the 4 and regretted not having the 3 (or vice versa).

I suppose the heart of my query is what/how do YOU use the Kindle - at the moment I am thinking of it as a book substitute...but am worried that oversimplifies it (in the same way that an i-pod is a lot more than a walkman substitute for those who can remember them.) Any direction gratefully received. I hope the above makes sense and that you can give me some pointers.

Other info: I am shortly travelling overseas to work for a month and this will be my first big test of the machine - on the flights and whilst I am out of the country(similar to an oil rig situation with not much to do except read or go to the gym). When I return I'll slip into my bag and pull it out when I'm watching the kids at swimming lessons, dance classes etc. I'll do most of my reading either in bed or on the settee in well lit rooms. Like most people I'll probably download a lot of cheap/free classics before moving onto stuff I have to pay for Smile

One piece of advice if you're travelling with it. Whichever model you settle on, get yourself at least a semi-rigid case that will protect the screen while it's rattling around in your bags. The screen is easily broken by a knock (internally, within the screen, is a "substrate" of very thin glass) and the Kindle is dead when that happens. It's easy to look after when it's in your hand, it's the rest of the time when it's at risk.
Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
12 Oct 2012, 11:20 AM | Post: #23

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RE: Kindle 2012 - 2013 Buyers Comparison Chart

I have just updated the chart, belatedly to reflect the current line-up of UK Kindles.
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Offline Kew Reading Black Butterflies by Sara Alexi
28 Jan 2013, 02:55 PM | Post: #24

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RE: Kindle 2012 - 2013 Buyers Comparison Chart

I'm very sad to see that the kindle keyboard has been discontinued. Looking at your useful comparison list, i think it was the best one! Don't know how I will cope when mine finally goes kaput. I often use the read-to-me function and play audio books on it.

Surprised to see that the kindle touch has gone already, didn't seem to be around more than five minutes...

I was planning to save up for a kindle fire for my hubby (as an anniversary pressie), but listening to advice from others, I think I'll save for a nexus instead. What do others think..?
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