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Burn your books! [eReaders] are here!

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  • Skoal CatSkoal Cat Registered User
    edited July 2011
    You can run Netflix on a Nook? bwuh?!
    And with my Birthday right around the corner, too!

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  • 3lwap03lwap0 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Skoal Cat wrote:
    You can run Netflix on a Nook? bwuh?!
    And with my Birthday right around the corner, too!

    If you run the Cyanogen mod 7 Android OS on it, yeah. It's just like any android phone or tablet at that point. If you wanna look at your nook books, just get the nook app.

    This is where I got mine from: http://www.nook2android.com/

    Endgadget does a really decent review of the hacked nook here: http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/29/cyanogenmod-7-on-the-nook-color-hands-on-video/

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    New Kindle rumors!
    The Amazon tablet rumors just keep rolling in, but now we’re finally hearing a possible release date: Oct.

    According to The Wall Street Journal, and the always reliable “people familiar with the matter,” at least one tablet and two new Kindle e-readers will appear in Oct. of this year on Amazon. Whomever it was they spoke to, however, only mentioned one device with a 9-inch screen when it came to tablets which would line up with what we’ve heard about the device codenamed Hollywood, but nothing of its little brother known as Coyote. Also mentioned was the fact that the device would run on Android, but that has been the assumption all along. Interestingly, the source went out of their way to mention the tablet had no camera, which is a bit of an oddity in this day and age.

    In other news, apparently two new versions of the Kindle will be coming along for the ride leading up to the all important winter holiday shopping season. It seems one will have a touchscreen interface, but will retain the current e-ink technology that the brand has been using up until now. The second version will not have a touch interface, and there was no mention of what its size or design changes might be.

    The potential launch of at least one tablet by the company in Oct. lines up with the orders that the company is rumored to be taking delivery on in the next few months. We had been hearing that the tablets may launch in Aug. or Sept., but that could not just be when they are announced with shipments beginning Oct. It is a tad puzzling that there was no mention of the smaller Coyote, so it could either have been dropped or the anonymous source simply hasn’t seen it. It’s difficult to tell in situations such as this.

    You can add this to the ever growing pile of rumors, but all of this is making sense, and so now it’s just time to see if Amazon actually delivers on any of it.

    Are you interested in an Amazon tablet or a new version of the Kindle?

    [via The Wall Street Journal]

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    I don't know what you'd use a camera on an ereader for anyway

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    I think the camera talk is regarding the rumored tablet Amazon will be releasing this fall.

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    Well, today I will be playing about with a PRS-300. Should be fun, if slightly odd.

  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
    9 inches!

  • JHunzJHunz Registered User regular
    Spoit wrote:
    I don't know what you'd use a camera on an ereader for anyway
    There is currently a drastic shortage of ereader-compatible visual pornography. They're hoping to make up the gap with user-created content.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    I'm super curious about the new non-touch screen Kindle. If the touch screen one uses the same stype of e-ink, I would assume the non-touch would be a new screen type.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
    I'm super curious about the new non-touch screen Kindle. If the touch screen one uses the same stype of e-ink, I would assume the non-touch would be a new screen type.
    Why? Since it sounds like it's 9 inches large, that looks like it's the change they're making, rather than a new kind of e-ink.

  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    I thought the 9 inch referred to the tablet?

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
    I thought the 9 inch referred to the tablet?
    Ah, I misread. Still, I don't see why it would make sense for Amazon to switch to any different kind of e-ink.

  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    They won't. As far as I know, the only way to make e-ink touch sensitive right now is to use IR, which would make it the same as the Kobo and Nook.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    But then how would the non touch kindle be different from the Kindle 3? It'll still have buttons so it has to have something going for it.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    How is the Kindle 3 all that different from the Kindle 2, in that case?

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Okay fine, whatever. Geez. Sorry for getting my hopes up.

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  • amnesiasoftamnesiasoft Thick Creamy Furry Registered User regular
    How is the Kindle 3 all that different from the Kindle 2, in that case?
    It's got a bigger number at the end, duh.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    Amazon is starting to drop prices on the Kindle again. Right now it's only the 3G w/Special Offers version, now at $139.99, but I'd assume the others will follow in the coming weeks and months.

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  • marty_0001marty_0001 I am a file and you put documents in meRegistered User regular
    Hmm to buy a kindle 3 or wait for a rumoured new one :s

  • Skoal CatSkoal Cat Registered User
    Wait duh
    then buy the old one

    ceres wrote: »
    Skoal Cat is correct.
  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Skoal Cat wrote:
    Wait duh
    then buy the old one

    That's just crazy enough to work! D:

    I wonder if Kindle will get my final year of college's engineering textbooks...

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    9 inches!

    That's what she said! :winky:

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    She didn't actually say that :(

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    So, playing with my Mum's PRS-300 was a bit strange. I mean, it's more or less the same as my 505, but the screen is just tiny. She seems happy enough, though.

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    amazon is really good about replacing kindles because this is the 2nd one i've broken or that broke itself and they're giving me another

    but do you have a recommendation for a case that will be more durable...?

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  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    I actually work at Amazon, and though we're obviously not allowed to talk about future products, the rumours regarding the new tablets were making us laugh today. One site suggested that Amazon will be dropping the Kindle in favour of the new tablet - one large, and one smaller one that will be taking the place of Kindle. That definitely got a chuckle or two - Amazon will never drop the Kindle in favour of a more expensive tablet. When it comes to Kindle, it's all about the books, and Amazon is really focused on getting the best reading experience for customers. Whereas a tablet is a more general-purpose machine, and not as suited.

    I've heard rumours such as who is going to be producing the tablet for Amazon, from Foxconn to Quanta Computers, but all we know for certain is that something is coming. Should be interesting.

    ...and I thought of how all those people died, and what a good death that is. That nobody can blame you for it, because everyone else died along with you, and it is the fault of none, save those who did the killing.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Foxconn + Quanta = Qualcomm?
    Mmm, delicious new Mirasol rumour go! :P

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  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    amazon is really good about replacing kindles because this is the 2nd one i've broken or that broke itself and they're giving me another

    but do you have a recommendation for a case that will be more durable...?

    The official cover is pretty good... unless that's the one you've been using. There was an issue with the older one but that's been rectified with the newer design for quite a while now.

    ...and I thought of how all those people died, and what a good death that is. That nobody can blame you for it, because everyone else died along with you, and it is the fault of none, save those who did the killing.

    Nothing's forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten
  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    Oh man I think I'll be able to get a Kindle soon.

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  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    Maybe wait a bit.

    ...and I thought of how all those people died, and what a good death that is. That nobody can blame you for it, because everyone else died along with you, and it is the fault of none, save those who did the killing.

    Nothing's forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten
  • Skoal CatSkoal Cat Registered User
    When the Amazon employee suggests you wait, you wait.

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    Skoal Cat is correct.
  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Ugh. I should start saving money shouldn't I?

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
    You should have been saving money since you first became employed. That's a very basic personal finance tip.

  • Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    Just an FYI, but after the debacle of HP dropping the Touchpad like a hot coal, there's now a fire sale going on. You can currently get the 16 GB version from various places for $100 ($150 for the 32 GB version). Note that, with the Touchpad's Kindle app, this would make a heck of a deal on a good eReader. Plus you get a flash capable web browser and a few other neat things. I would never have bought this thing for $500, but $99 it's a heck of a deal. I actually applied a discount code and got it for $85.

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  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    Girlfriend bought me a Kindle for my birthday, and as such I promptly jailbroke it and made some custom screensavers. If you're interested, here they are:
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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    Big Dookie wrote:
    Just an FYI, but after the debacle of HP dropping the Touchpad like a hot coal, there's now a fire sale going on. You can currently get the 16 GB version from various places for $100 ($150 for the 32 GB version). Note that, with the Touchpad's Kindle app, this would make a heck of a deal on a good eReader. Plus you get a flash capable web browser and a few other neat things. I would never have bought this thing for $500, but $99 it's a heck of a deal. I actually applied a discount code and got it for $85.

    Oh dear, now I am very interested in this. I checked, and it looks like people are trying to port Android to it, which will help give it a longer lifespan.

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  • AyulinAyulin Registered User regular
    DoctorArch wrote:
    Big Dookie wrote:
    Just an FYI, but after the debacle of HP dropping the Touchpad like a hot coal, there's now a fire sale going on. You can currently get the 16 GB version from various places for $100 ($150 for the 32 GB version). Note that, with the Touchpad's Kindle app, this would make a heck of a deal on a good eReader. Plus you get a flash capable web browser and a few other neat things. I would never have bought this thing for $500, but $99 it's a heck of a deal. I actually applied a discount code and got it for $85.

    Oh dear, now I am very interested in this. I checked, and it looks like people are trying to port Android to it, which will help give it a longer lifespan.

    Yeah - every online retailer that dropped their prices sold out insanely quickly, though; had tried to get one but couldn't. HP Singapore recalled them from retail shelves without saying anything, too.

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  • orionminusorionminus Registered User
    Any idea on what the ETA is of the new/upgraded/souped up Kindle?

    I'm thinking of buying one but I'm hoping the new one isn't too far off (IE months).

    I'd suck a million cocks if the new one has a backlight on it.

    Big ones.

    Like big BLACK ones.

    Seriously.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Why not get the new nook instead?

  • orionminusorionminus Registered User
    Not to sound lazy but have I have a link plox?

    Don't know e-reader/tablets for shit hence why I'm here.

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