New Kindles

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  1. Mix

    Mix Worth 6 million googles

    Browser is nice here too
  2. brobson

    brobson MBP: Most Ballinest Player

    Welp. I can't root mine. Everytime I get to step 7 on the shell root it stops responding
  3. slogan119

    slogan119 Mexican jumping beans ask me, "How high?"

    What do you think of the browser? It's the only issue I have with mine.

    Nevermind. Just saw your next post.
  4. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

  5. i hate your team

    i hate your team Yes, it's true. I hate them.

    ok, I'm pretty computer stupid, does the kindle auto update? My browerser seems fine, just as fast as my laptop.

    Only issue i have is somtimes the book I'm reading wont load unless i'm in a wi-fi zone even though it is saved to the device.
  6. Mix

    Mix Worth 6 million googles

    so there is really nothing free on the kindle app store for the fire? damn it. i love the streaming but that is ridiculous
  7. Beowulf69

    Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

    Root and Torrance that son of a bitch
  8. Sam Elliott

    Sam Elliott Job title: Assistant Bouncer at the Double Deuce

    Amazon developing larger Kindle Fire tablet as Apple plans 7.85-inch iPad, says NYT

    By T.C. Sottek on July 15, 2012 07:43 pm 71Comments
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    Reports of a larger Kindle Fire and a smaller iPad have surfaced in recent months, and a report today from The New York Times adds momentum to each rumor. The Times says that Amazon is working on a new version of the Kindle Fire with a larger display, according to "a developer briefed on Amazon's plans." While the report does not specify the new display size, earlier reports suggest that Amazon may introduce a 10.1-inch model later this year, with a release date rumored to be as soon as July 31st.
    The Times also says that Apple is preparing a new tablet with a 7.85-inch display, following similar reports from the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg that said a smaller iPad between 7 and 8 inches would launch later this year. The Times says that the new tablet is "likely to sell for significantly less than the latest $499 iPad," and that it's "expected to be announced this year."
  9. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    Amazon is releasing all their new kindles today.

    $69 Kindle e-reader
    $119 new Kindle with author bios and (most importantly) "time to read" - based on how quickly you're reading, it tells you how much time left to finish the chapter and/or book
    $139 3g version
    $159 kindle fire
    $and new kindle fire HD - 8.5 inch screen. 1920x1200 resolution. stereo speakers, better wifi
  10. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

  11. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    that $119/139 kindle is the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader
  12. lazy bum

    lazy bum active consumer

    if they can do that, why can't my Kindle app simply tell me how many pages are left in the current chapter I'm reading? Did Apple somehow patent the counting pages technology?
  13. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    kindle HD has "MIMO" :idk:
  14. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    MIMO = multiple input, multiple output

    wifi related
  15. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    i don't know but it is incredibly annoying that they haven't had this up until now (still don't think they'll have it on fire, but who knows)
  16. Mix

    Mix Worth 6 million googles

    The Paperwhite is a frontlit reader, which we knew it would be, but it's also got a new display—based on E-Ink's XGA display—that bumps its PPI to 212, up from 169. That's a huge increase, and should be obvious from even a quick glance at the reader. It's even more impressive when you consider the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight stayed with the older Pearl display, which degraded further when it got its frontlight.
    The 3G version is $179 and also goes out October 1st. There doesn't seem to be an ad-supported version. The old $79 is back with some upgrades to font and text, but at $69 now. It ships September 14. Amazon keeps to dropping prices at a crazy, crazy rate.
    It's also got capitative touch, instead of the infrared (IR) touch that every other touch reader had used until now. That will make it loads more accurate, but also thinner because it won't need the big dip between the bezel and the display. That big difference in height was there because the devices needed space to shoot the infrared beams across to pick up your finger. Don't need that anymore, which means thinner Kindles.
    Another very cool feature is something Amazon's calling "Time to Read". It displays in the bottom left corner of your page, and tells you how long it will take yo to finish a chapter, or your book as a whole. It actually learns how fast you read a page, throwing out fast flips to go back or forward a bunch of pages, and calculates it for you, as a reader. That's really, really cool, although it's going to be embarrassing when someone sees it's going to take you 38 more days to finish the third Harry Potter book.
    The light on the Paperwhite is seems to be incredibly even. Like, remarkably so for a frontlit device. It could almost pass for backlit. It achieves this effect by shining four LED lights from the bottom of the device over a layer of, basically, flattened fiber optic glass. That glass is nano-imprinted with a special pattern to make the light so even. In a nutshell, it captures less light closer to the LEDs, since the light is brighter there, and more light farther away.
    Oh, and battery life, which is basically a constant in readers, is rated at 8 weeks with the light on (a medium setting). Amazon uses a half hour per day in its calculations, but that's still pretty good, and impressive considering the light.
    The Kindle also looks like it's got a soft rubberized back, like the Kindle Fire. And it's back in black, which, thank goodness after last year's brief dalliance with silver paint.
    Paperwhite also has a new home screen, a lot like the Kindle Fire's or the Nook Simple Touch's. It's a small addition, but having nothing but a text-based menu was making the Kindle feel ooooold.
    This is a huge jump forward for the Kindle. Last year's Kindles were good—fine mostly—but the gap had closed between Amazon and everyone else. Not anymore. Looks like Kindle is king again.
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  17. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    HD memory....starts at 16 gb
  18. Mix

    Mix Worth 6 million googles

    I want a paperwhite so bad now.
  19. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    can't imagine this all still being $199, right?
  20. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    Whispersync - listen to audio, pick up reading later
  21. Beowulf69

    Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

    I just want to know what fucking page I am on not my location.
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  22. Mix

    Mix Worth 6 million googles

    Retail books have page as an option, but they had to do location because of the ability to change font sizes and stuff that can change the length of the book.
  23. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    new email integrated with microsoft exchange. what a novel idea
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  24. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    if you have kids - they have a new time limit feature. different users can have different time limits and you can restrict time for movies differently than reading.
  25. Beowulf69

    Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

    I am SOL than because in the 3 or so years my wife and I have owned ebook readers I have yet to purchase one book.
  26. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    they also have partnered with imdb for "X-ray" for movies. when watching a movie (i assume only for those bought through amazon?), tap on the screen and it will tell you who is on screen and give a short bio, etc. for those actors.
  27. Shocker

    Shocker A free born man of the USA

    I have a Kindle Fire, but the reading quality is bad compared to the e-ink.

    Regret buying it a bit, but the paperwhite may be my next purchase. Ipad and Kindle is a great combo for travel.
  28. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    Fire HD with either 7 inch or 8.9 inch display. Also Bluetooth. Front-facing camera. and HDMI out
  29. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    HD will cost $199 for 7" with 16 gb
  30. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    8.9 inch will cost $299
  31. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    7 inch ships in september, 8.9 inch not until Thanksgiving
  32. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    OK, looks like there's a high-end version of the Fire...
  33. Beowulf69

    Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

    Is this that much better than a Nexus 7?
  34. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    Fire HD in 8.9" with 32 gb and 4G LTE is $499 also ships thanksgiving
  35. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    $50 a year for 250MB a month...
  36. Beowulf69

    Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

    that is an expensive data plan. fuck that. edit. my bad thought a month not a year. very small data package.
  37. laxjoe

    laxjoe My teams are bad and I do feel bad

    yeah. cheap data plan but at only 250 mb/month, you won't be able to stream video, etc
  38. Beowulf69

    Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

    so what do you think about the fire updates? Cheaper one better than the new ones? Is it better to get the nexus?
  39. Sam Elliott

    Sam Elliott Job title: Assistant Bouncer at the Double Deuce

    Still happy with my 1st edition Fire from last year, definitely don't need to upgrade for something new yet.
    jri likes this.
  40. Skeptical Hippo

    Skeptical Hippo is skeptical

    I like, I'll probably upgrade from Kindle Fire to Kindle Fire HD 7"... and try to sell my old fire to someone for $100
  41. Beowulf69

    Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

    I'll give you forty. I can get a brand new one for 159 with all the updates.
  42. Sam Elliott

    Sam Elliott Job title: Assistant Bouncer at the Double Deuce

    But I do think it is an upgrade that is better then I thought Amazon would put out.
  43. slogan119

    slogan119 Mexican jumping beans ask me, "How high?"

    Oh, hey, all the Kindle Fires will have ads on the unlock screen.

    Saw this on BGR.
  44. Skeptical Hippo

    Skeptical Hippo is skeptical

    I don't want to sound like a kindle fan boy, but my old kindle had ads on it and I loved them- sometimes they were shit I never would click on, but every couple of weeks amazon would have one like "Buy any of these books and receive a $10 amazon credit" - i'd scroll through, find the cheapest book (like $2) and get free money.
  45. Mix

    Mix Worth 6 million googles

    Amazon really knows what they are doing in this market. Everytime B&N thinks they are doing something better Amazon is like lol nice try.
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  46. Sam Elliott

    Sam Elliott Job title: Assistant Bouncer at the Double Deuce

    I think Barnes and Noble is running a dangerous line. Nook success is needed to keep those big box stores open.
  47. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish Family, Duty, Honor? Whatever

    I stepped on my Kindle Keyboard and broke it about 3 weeks ago and bought the $70 kindle. Of course less then a month later they would come out with a frontlit one. rage.
  48. killerwvu

    killerwvu Restoring WVU's E-Rep 1 Post At A Time

    ok, so thinking about getting gf one for bday

    i know nothing about the kindles/nooks; anyone you guys recommend? she reads a lot and has an iphone (not sure if this is relevant, but she uses it to check the internet)

    thoughts?
  49. Mix

    Mix Worth 6 million googles

    It definitely seems like this paperwhite is the best thing on the market now but if you want something else the $69 one will be just fine.
  50. Truman

    Truman who wants a steak?

    I have this one and love it. Its slim and small and easy to read on my way to work taking public transit. The only drawback is that you cant read it in the dark without a light. So if she likes to read in bed, get the paperwhite one, or just the $69 with a nice cover that has a built in reading light

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