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Kindle 2012 - 2013 Buyers Comparison Chart

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Offline davidwailing Reading
04 Oct 2011, 05:58 PM | Post: #11

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RE: Kindle 2011 Buyers Comparison Chart

Good to hear, Tao! I too am waiting for my birthday, where hopefully a bit of extra cash will allow me to buy a Kindle as a present to myself. (I think I deserve it.) It's been long overdue, I just wasn't expecting there to be so much choice!

Now that Phil has kindly confirmed you can charge a Kindle 2011 using USB ports, that means it's likely to be the one I get... although I may wait and hear what the early adopters say. There's bound to be some frank opinions on this forum about them all!
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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
04 Oct 2011, 06:26 PM | Post: #12

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RE: Kindle 2011 Buyers Comparison Chart

I should be having a detailed look at the new basic Kindle 2011 in the next few days and I also (fingers crossed) should be looking at the Kindle Touch US model when that starts shipping as well.
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04 Oct 2011, 08:11 PM | Post: #13

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RE: Kindle 2011 Buyers Comparison Chart

Excellent chart and I won't say "where's the DX" (biased as I have one).

Think it worth while to list those that have "page" button vs needing a touch screen swipe. I wouldn't miss the keyboard on my Kindle Keyboard but would miss the page turn which sits nicely under the thumb when holding the unit in one hand.
Offline quaser Reading I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
04 Oct 2011, 08:36 PM | Post: #14

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RE: Kindle 2011 Buyers Comparison Chart

This post was last modified: 04 Oct 2011 08:37 PM by quaser.
Don't wish to be picky Lou, but I see from your chart that the Kindle Touch 3G+Wi-Fi apparently doesn't have 3G browsing. Is this correct, or am I just thick? .....Don't answer that....unless I am, of course.
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Offline Phil Reading Influx by Daniel Suarez
04 Oct 2011, 09:04 PM | Post: #15

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RE: Kindle 2011 Buyers Comparison Chart

This post was last modified: 04 Oct 2011 09:06 PM by Phil.
(04 Oct 2011 08:36 PM)quaser Wrote:  Don't wish to be picky Lou, but I see from your chart that the Kindle Touch 3G+Wi-Fi apparently doesn't have 3G browsing. Is this correct, or am I just thick? .....Don't answer that....unless I am, of course.

Amazon have decided that 3G is only for downloading books, using Wikipedia and buying things on Amazon and have disabled the experimental browser when running on 3G

See this thread http://www.kuforum.co.uk...
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04 Oct 2011, 11:41 PM | Post: #16

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RE: Kindle 2011 Buyers Comparison Chart

Ah. thanks for that Phil. I wondered how long it would take Amazon to realise that 'full' 3G for free would mean users would be accessing other sites besides their own. Restricting usage to Amazon sites + Wikipedia will certainly cut down the value of free 3G, and, from Amazon's perspective, the cost of providing the service. I wonder how long it will be before Kindle Keyboard 3G users suffer a similar restriction.
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Offline Kindling
15 Nov 2011, 01:57 PM | Post: #17

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RE: Kindle 2011 Buyers Comparison Chart

Could we add to the comparison chart which models have ads, and which models do not?
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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
15 Nov 2011, 02:18 PM | Post: #18

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RE: Kindle 2011 Buyers Comparison Chart

If you're buying from the US, then all models have a 'with ads' option available, but in the UK none of them do.
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Offline Atticus
30 Mar 2012, 10:55 AM | Post: #19

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RE: Kindle 2011 Buyers Comparison Chart

This post was last modified: 30 Mar 2012 11:03 AM by Atticus.
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
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Offline ilovemondays
30 Mar 2012, 05:14 PM | Post: #20

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RE: Kindle 2012 Buyers Comparison Chart

I'd like to get one as a gift for someone, how does it work when abroad? Can you log into any free wifi abroad?
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