Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally - Latest Generation 6inch version £149 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Cheaper than sony 6 inch version..Much better buy from amazon..Works globally also...great deal direct @Amazon
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#1
decent price
#3

Its good but to really take advantage of the ebook store global wifi and 3g are essential..Besides if you are gonna invest 109 pounds I think its more worth it to get a complete product for extra quid rather than to have one with half baked features.then ofcourse its personal preference..with similar readers from sony retailing for 180 ish quid without wifi/3g I think this is great
#4
Not sure with the kindle but my main requirement for an ebook reader is one that allows me to put my own books on the device. Local libraries often rent ebooks out as epub versions and if an ebook reader doesn't allow me to add my own then I am not interested.
#5
sjaddy
Not sure with the kindle but my main requirement for an ebook reader is one that allows me to put my own books on the device. Local libraries often rent ebooks out as epub versions and if an ebook reader doesn't allow me to add my own then I am not interested.


Has native pdf support..and these formats * Documents: Kindle (.AZW, .AZW1). Text (.TXT), Unprotected Mobipocket (.MOBI, .PRC)
* Audible: Audible (.AA, .AAX)
* Music: MP3 (.MP3)

Tip: Mobipocket files must have no Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection applied to be readable on your Kindle. If you purchased a Mobipocket file from a Mobipocket retailer, you will not be able to open the file on your Kindle.

as per website..besides for normal ebooks to display correctly they needed to be converted via software like calibre as in sony anyway..

Then again it all comes down to personal preferences and needs..Travellers may use global wifi and 3g for news from the other side of the world but a student might not use it much

Then of course they convert personal document for free accessible by wifi as well as webkit browser..Also they say documents can be transferred via USB and wifi directly to this unit which is another plus as well
1 Like #6
sjaddy
Not sure with the kindle but my main requirement for an ebook reader is one that allows me to put my own books on the device. Local libraries often rent ebooks out as epub versions and if an ebook reader doesn't allow me to add my own then I am not interested.


It doesn't support epub - unsurprisingly, perhaps, because Amazon want to force you into buying their overpriced books.

I'm with you. No epub, no purchase.
#7
bought a gen2 one recently while in the states.

FANTASTIC DEVICE, new one looks even better.

Ignore the stuff about epub , its irrelevant, there are plenty of conversion programs available, which take seconds..
3 Likes #8
That's a good price now it's available directly from the UK. Having imported one from America for my mum I was very impressed with the device - all things considered (readability, functionality, library, accessibility, battery) it's the definitely the best way of reading an ebook I've seen so far (and no, the ipad doesn't even get a seat at the table as a proper ereader).

It's now at the price where I'm tempted to get one, but the thing holding me back is that I don't view books as 'consumable' purchases, but more as items to keep. I'm quite a heavy reader and rarely get rid of a book that I've bought - often returning to them years later for a re-read, or lending them out to friends and family. My fear of any DRM locked book is that in 5-10 years will I still have access to it or will its format be obsolete or the file lost on an old device somewhere in a drawer. Strangely I found it much easier to make the switch to electronic music, but perhaps that's because I've always used DRM free mp3's and never been tied into a single service provider.

Anyway, I'll stop rambling! Good deal - hot from me!
#9
hotz

Its good but to really take advantage of the ebook store global wifi and 3g are essential..Besides if you are gonna invest 109 pounds I think its more worth it to get a complete product for extra quid rather than to have one with half baked features.then ofcourse its personal preference..with similar readers from sony retailing for 180 ish quid without wifi/3g I think this is great


You mean extra £40??

Anyway it's another option for people who aren't particularly interested in the little extras

Edited By: niminator on Jul 29, 2010 07:39: 40 not 41 lol
#10
ikduncan
bought a gen2 one recently while in the states.

FANTASTIC DEVICE, new one looks even better.

Ignore the stuff about epub , its irrelevant, there are plenty of conversion programs available, which take seconds..


stripping out the DRM on adobe epub books that the libraries lend is illegal and the conversion isn't easy. Even calibre doesn't support DRM books.

So to me it is relevant that plays epubs and to me that is the most important thing. why pay the same price for an ebook from amazon as a hardback book when I can rent legally for free from the library?
1 Like #11
Hmmm only about 25% more over here than in the US thanks so much Amazon
1 Like #12
Pondlife
Hmmm only about 25% more over here than in the US thanks so much Amazon


Yes - and they no longer allow you to buy from the US site.
#13
How is that a good deal? They slashed prices quite a while ago.
#14
Mine was just broken by my brother. perfect timing as he has to buy me a new one..
#15
Ridiculous that this does not support EPUB, even Sony (well renowned for inventing their own proprietary format) Readers support EPUB. The brilliant software Calibre converts most file formats to EPUB, the fact that its free and open why buy anything that doesn't support it!
#16
Savva06
Mine was just broken by my brother. perfect timing as he has to buy me a new one..

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5720/angrylucycm0.jpg
#17
Bertt
Pondlife
Hmmm only about 25% more over here than in the US thanks so much Amazon


Yes - and they no longer allow you to buy from the US site.


There's purcahse tax to add to the US price whereas the UK price has VAT already added in.
#18
I'm not completely up to speed with Kindles... if you have one are you tied only to Amazon for ebooks? Are there format restrictions to stop you using books from elsewhere, or any other limitations?
#19
Nice one. Just in time, was going to import this from Amazon US for £180. Now its finally being release over here.
#20
I cant see how a dedicated kindle device is good value when you can buy a phone for the same money and install the kindle reader..?!
#21
Can't you upload your own ebooks and pdf files? I thought that was possible. Anyway, free 3G and wifi, that's amazing.
#22
DealHunta
I cant see how a dedicated kindle device is good value when you can buy a phone for the same money and install the kindle reader..?!


Well yeah, if you're happy with that. But phones as of yet don't seem to have an e-ink mode which is essential for when you want to read in the sun, else you can't see the text. Plus with a kindle you're not paying any data fees.
#23
DealHunta
I cant see how a dedicated kindle device is good value when you can buy a phone for the same money and install the kindle reader..?!


good luck to you if you can sit and read from a phone screen for more than 5 minutes - the screen on a kindle is MUCH nicer to read from.
#24
Note this is currently pre-order for release on 27th August
#25
Does this thing have a black and white screen or does it do colour as well???
#26
This is RRP
#27
Joe90_guy
Does this thing have a black and white screen or does it do colour as well???


For God's sake! Why not check out the Amazon link yourself?
#28
RRP
#29
Not a deal - RRP= spam
#30
Good deal, should be an excellent reader
#31
Hey Newbold! I did look at the Amazon link. I also looked at the video and I looked at the review on PCPro.com. It doesn't actually say anywhere whether this thing has a B&W screen or colour.

So if you know the answer why not say so.

Edited By: aScottishBloke on Jul 29, 2010 16:37: Rude comments removed.
#32
Joe90_guy
Hey Newbold! I did look at the Amazon link. I also looked at the video and I looked at the review on PCPro.com. It doesn't actually say anywhere whether this thing has a B&W screen or colour.

So if you know the answer why not say so. if you don't, then just shut the f**k up!!!!!!!!!!!!


No colour, because it exclusively uses an e-ink screen, so visibility is best suited for reading (supposed to mimic paper). Right now I don't think there are any colour e-ink screens available yet, but should be coming over the next year or so. Perhaps the next version of the kindle then?
#33
Joe90_guy
Hey Newbold! I did look at the Amazon link. I also looked at the video and I looked at the review on PCPro.com. It doesn't actually say anywhere whether this thing has a B&W screen or colour.

So if you know the answer why not say so.
"Kindle's new, high-contrast display is further optimized with Amazon's proprietary waveform and font technology to make pages turn faster and fonts sharper. Waveform is a series of electronic pulses that move black and white electronic ink particles to achieve a final grey level for an image or text." Source: Amazon: Reading, Revolutionised

john


Edited By: usenetz on Jul 29, 2010 10:24: Spelling
Edited By: aScottishBloke on Jul 29, 2010 16:38: Rude comments removed.
#34
Newbold
Joe90_guy
Does this thing have a black and white screen or does it do colour as well???

For God's sake! Why not check out the Amazon link yourself?

You could have just said no colour :p
#35
Joe90_guy
Hey Newbold! I did look at the Amazon link. I also looked at the video and I looked at the review on PCPro.com. It doesn't actually say anywhere whether this thing has a B&W screen or colour.

So if you know the answer why not say so.


Very rude

From PCPro "6in E Ink screen, which renders in 16 shades of grey"


Edited By: Geemac on Jul 29, 2010 10:39: more info
Edited By: aScottishBloke on Jul 29, 2010 16:38: Rude comments removed.
#36
sjaddy
Not sure with the kindle but my main requirement for an ebook reader is one that allows me to put my own books on the device. Local libraries often rent ebooks out as epub versions and if an ebook reader doesn't allow me to add my own then I am not interested.


Hi I don't suppose you have any more info on this service, like how I can find which libraries offer it, or the range of books on offer.

Would really appreciate the info and thanks for sharing as I had no idea libraries did anything like that
#37
fozzy010
sjaddy
Not sure with the kindle but my main requirement for an ebook reader is one that allows me to put my own books on the device. Local libraries often rent ebooks out as epub versions and if an ebook reader doesn't allow me to add my own then I am not interested.

Hi I don't suppose you have any more info on this service, like how I can find which libraries offer it, or the range of books on offer.

Would really appreciate the info and thanks for sharing as I had no idea libraries did anything like that


Telephone your local library, they should be able to help you
#38
twoism
Can't you upload your own ebooks and pdf files?
Native PDF support allows you to carry and read documents on the go with this device. With Amazon's Whispernet service, you can set-up a limited e-mail service whereby you can authorize the sending of documents from the email addresses you specify.

So if you're out and about, or overseas and need to see a document from home or work, that document will arrive as a PDF on your Kindle - this is available on both Wi-Fi and GSM models but obviously the benefit of being able to receive via the GSM network worldwide is a bonus for the extra initial forty quid outlay.

john
#39
I don't know. Compared to a £109 for the regular kindle its seems a little pricey just to be able to buy books over the mobile phone?
#40
The Governor
I'm not completely up to speed with Kindles... if you have one are you tied only to Amazon for ebooks? Are there format restrictions to stop you using books from elsewhere, or any other limitations?

According to this page there's quite a few places listed as having free ebooks compatible with the Kindle, I like paticularly like Project Gutenberg.

The Kindle also has a PDF reader, which is really handy if you need to read lots of journals etc.

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