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The new Kindle is available for £89 with a free canvas case (In either red, black or purple) and a £10 voucher off your next purchase.

Seems like a good deal especially now the Tesco voucher has expired.

Collect in store only?

Sorry if it has been posted already.

Currys:

Black - http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/amazon-kindle-with-black-canvas-case-12258539-pdt.html

Purple - http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/amazon-kindle-with-purple-canvas-case-12258542-pdt.html

Red - http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/amazon-kindle-grey-12258523-pdt.html

PC World:

Black - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/amazon-kindle-with-black-canvas-case-12258539-pdt.html

Purple - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/amazon-kindle-with-purple-canvas-case-12258542-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR~~12258542

Red - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/amazon-kindle-with-red-canvas-case-12258523-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR~~12258523

Terms and conditions for voucher
*Free £10 voucher when you buy any eReader, food mixer (excluding hand mixers), food processor, coffee machine, selected health and beauty products over £20 (hair stylers, straighteners, dryers, epilators and massage products), Tablet PC, portable games console, Apple iPod, compact camera, iPod dock over £50, or DAB radio. Excludes refurbished products. Offer ends 18/03/12. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion. Voucher redeemable between 11/04/12 and 02/05/12. 1 per transaction. For a full refund under our 21 day change of mind policy, both the voucher and receipt will be required until 21/04/12. For online purchases vouchers will be e-mailed to customers between 3/4/12 and 6/4/12.
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#1
Brilliant! bought my girlfriend one of these for christmas last year, never stops using it :)
[helper]#2
Good deal, heat added. You also get the voucher if you buy a kobo ereader, so if you prefer a touchscreen for £10 less they have the Kobo Touch for £79 (no free case though)...............
#3
waiting waiting waiting for kindle fire UK? whats going on amazon
#4
stark
waiting waiting waiting for kindle fire UK? whats going on amazon


Same here , seems silly buying this when the fire might came out next month!
#5
can the £10 voucher be used on anything or is there a minimum spend?
2 Likes #6
ginjaninja88
stark
waiting waiting waiting for kindle fire UK? whats going on amazon


Same here , seems silly buying this when the fire might came out next month!


It's a completely different product. An e-ink reader, like this, is a much, much better eReader than a tablet.
1 Like #7
tommay
can the £10 voucher be used on anything or is there a minimum spend?


Anything and no minimum spend I don't think. Just has to be used between 11/04/12 and 02/05/12.
[helper] 3 Likes #8
stark
waiting waiting waiting for kindle fire UK? whats going on amazon
The Fire is just a tablet like many other tablets eg Blackberry Playbook - so if you want a colour tablet there are plenty already to choose from.....
#9
I'm getting fed up of Curry's changing these offers every week! It was only last week I went in and they only had the £10 voucher (which doesn't start till April), a week or so before that it was a 15% off voucher.
#10
Anyone else having trouble reserving one? I'm entering my post code and it keeps coming up with Scotland based stores :(
#11
StolenDiagram
Anyone else having trouble reserving one? I'm entering my post code and it keeps coming up with Scotland based stores :(


Reservations working ok for me.
#12
JaggySnake
ginjaninja88
stark
waiting waiting waiting for kindle fire UK? whats going on amazon


Same here , seems silly buying this when the fire might came out next month!


It's a completely different product. An e-ink reader, like this, is a much, much better eReader than a tablet.

You're so wrong. The Fire is specifically designed for the e-reader user. It works straight out of the box as a Kindle but will all the advantages and adaptability of a colour touch screen. It then has a very slick internet browser and excellent mail program. That's why it's such a huge seller in the US.

Available here (and elsewhere) for around £169 Clicky
6 Likes #13
DonDraper
JaggySnake
ginjaninja88
stark
waiting waiting waiting for kindle fire UK? whats going on amazon


Same here , seems silly buying this when the fire might came out next month!


It's a completely different product. An e-ink reader, like this, is a much, much better eReader than a tablet.

You're so wrong. The Fire is specifically designed for the e-reader user. It works straight out of the box as a Kindle but will all the advantages and adaptability of a colour touch screen. It then has a very slick internet browser and excellent mail program. That's why it's such a huge seller in the US.

Available here (and elsewhere) for around £169 Clicky


I'm afraid that I am not so wrong. The Kindle Fire is a backlit tablet and therefore a less comfortable reading device than the e-ink display of a regular Kindle.

The colour touch screen and internet browser are irrelevant as I was not arguing its merits as a tablet just as an eReader.
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JaggySnake
DonDraper
JaggySnake
ginjaninja88
stark
waiting waiting waiting for kindle fire UK? whats going on amazon


Same here , seems silly buying this when the fire might came out next month!


It's a completely different product. An e-ink reader, like this, is a much, much better eReader than a tablet.

You're so wrong. The Fire is specifically designed for the e-reader user. It works straight out of the box as a Kindle but will all the advantages and adaptability of a colour touch screen. It then has a very slick internet browser and excellent mail program. That's why it's such a huge seller in the US.

Available here (and elsewhere) for around £169 Clicky


I'm afraid that I am not so wrong. The Kindle Fire is a backlit tablet and therefore a less comfortable reading device than the e-ink display of a regular Kindle.

The colour touch screen and internet browser are irrelevant as I was not arguing its merits as a tablet just as an eReader.


Agreed. Good luck reading a book on your tablet outside on a sunny day.
#15
tablets nice for reading glossy magz indoors
ereader ideal for reading anywhere
cannot see the atraction of the fire myself


Edited By: mattmerch on Mar 15, 2012 14:49
#16
StolenDiagram
Anyone else having trouble reserving one? I'm entering my post code and it keeps coming up with Scotland based stores :(

google postcode for your nearest store, and put that postcode in not your own, I had same problem till I tried this and then It came up with my local store
#17
DonDraper
JaggySnake
ginjaninja88
stark
waiting waiting waiting for kindle fire UK? whats going on amazon


Same here , seems silly buying this when the fire might came out next month!


It's a completely different product. An e-ink reader, like this, is a much, much better eReader than a tablet.

You're so wrong. The Fire is specifically designed for the e-reader user. It works straight out of the box as a Kindle but will all the advantages and adaptability of a colour touch screen. It then has a very slick internet browser and excellent mail program. That's why it's such a huge seller in the US.

Available here (and elsewhere) for around £169 Clicky


The normal kindle is the best for reading books, hands down, the popularity in the US of the kindle fire is down to the subsidy on cost, you get a good tablet for cheap, great for videos and surfing, yes you can read on these too, but the experience is not nearly as good.
#18
Have to agree, I have both a Kindle and a Kindle Fire and they are as good as each other for reading, no difference at all.

the Kindle Fire is mint, just a pity about the limitations on the stores.... but there are ways around that ;)

I paid £145 brnad new on a well known auction site

Edited By: trafficzombie on Mar 15, 2012 17:11
#19
Hi Guys, what is the real difference in using iPad to a Kindle? Cheers...
#20
kobo touch or kindle?
#21
leritz
Hi Guys, what is the real difference in using iPad to a Kindle? Cheers...


Maybe the fact that the kindle is made for reading?
1 Like #22
chcezary
kobo touch or kindle?

My finger was hovering over the BUY button for the Kobo Touch but I am glad I did a little more research. From what I have read the Kobo can be a bit flaky and the tech support rather poor.
Saving my pennies for either the Kindle Touch or for the price to fall on the bog standard Kindle when the Touch goes on sale here.
#23
Picked one up yesterday for my girlfriend, have to say the case is rubbish (good job its free) will get a better one off dx but i got loads of brownie points for buying her one :)
1 Like #24
leritz
Hi Guys, what is the real difference in using iPad to a Kindle? Cheers...


Kindle, kobo, Sony reader and the likes are eReaders. Literally they are electronic versions of books. They are not backlit and are effectively the same as reading on paper.

Ipad, Sony tablet, asus transformer, kindle fire, kobo touch etc, are tablet devices. For all intents and purposes they are simplified computers. They have backlit screens. You're basically reading a computer or TV screen.

The difference as such, is that you can safely read a book for hours at a time, no problems. Doing this on a tablet can lead to eye strain (because you're just looking at lights).

So, if you want to read books etc regularly, pick an eReader (kindle, kobo etc). If you want an internet device and might occasionally read, get a tablet with reading app, or backlit reader (kindle fire, kobo touch).
[helper] 1 Like #25
chcezary
kobo touch or kindle?
I bought my son a Kobo Touch - for £80 its a really impressive bit of kit. I'd rate it as good as the Sony T1 (which I have). When the Kindle Touch comes out its likely to cost at least £110 (they charge the Irish over £120).  

If you're going to buying lots of books (rather than free ones) and want the best customer service then the Kindle is probably the best choice (Amazon tend to be a tad cheaper and when other stores charge more Amazon generally price match).

There's only one thing I really dislike on the Kobo and thats the built-in dictionary (merriam-webster) because its a big stinking pile of dung. But if you want a touchscreen, want to borrow ebooks from a public library or you like to easily tinker with line spacing, fonts, margins, I think the Kobo is pretty hard to beat.


Edited By: gari189 on Mar 16, 2012 13:39: ?
#26
gari189
If you're going to buying lots of books (rather than free ones) and want the best customer service then the Kindle is probably the best choice (Amazon tend to be a tad cheaper and when other stores charge more Amazon generally price match).


Thought you could buy from Amazon and put them on the Kobo?
#27
Are there any free sites for books other than amazon ones ?
[helper]#28
Pondlife
Thought you could buy from Amazon and put them on the Kobo?

The Touch will accept unprotected mobi format books but if the book purchased from amazon is protected with digital rights management (drm) this has to be removed first. You can download software from the internet which will do this.....
[helper]#29
Passionpantz
Are there any free sites for books other than amazon ones ?

There is a list in this thread
http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/1000-s-free-ebooks-for-kobo-ereader-adobe-drm-epub-format-from-wh-smith-kobo-book-1105015
Some of the sites mentioned (eg gutenberg, smashwords) do mobi format books...

Edited By: gari189 on Mar 15, 2012 20:34
#30
gari189
Passionpantz
Are there any free sites for books other than amazon ones ?
There is a list in this thread
http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/1000-s-free-ebooks-for-kobo-ereader-adobe-drm-epub-format-from-wh-smith-kobo-book-1105015
Some of the sites mentioned (eg gutenberg, smashwords) do mobi format books...


thanks, will take a look
#31
If you wait another 2-3 months I can see these dropping to the £50 mark.
#32
wackojacko99
If you wait another 2-3 months I can see these dropping to the £50 mark.


Any particular reason behind that or just total and utter guesswork with no foundation?
#33
Pondlife
wackojacko99
If you wait another 2-3 months I can see these dropping to the £50 mark.


Any particular reason behind that or just total and utter guesswork with no foundation?

That.
I did see about a non-back-lit e-ink colour reader that I thought that was going to get big. Just had a look at it now and it looks absolute turkey. So I take back my comment.
#34
Shame but fair enough :)
#35
gari189
chcezary
kobo touch or kindle?

I bought my son a Kobo Touch - for £80 its a really impressive bit of kit. I'd rate it as good as the Sony T1 (which I have). When the Kindle Touch comes out its likely to cost at least £110 (they charge the Irish over £120).  

If you're going to buying lots of books (rather than free ones) and want the best customer service then the Kindle is probably the best choice (Amazon tend to be a tad cheaper and when other stores charge more Amazon generally price match).

But if you want a touchscreen, want to borrow ebooks from a public library or you like to easily tinker with line spacing, fonts, margins, I think the Kobo is pretty hard to beat.

Thanx
I am thinking I will go for KOBO

Edited By: chcezary on Mar 16, 2012 00:30
#36
I got one of these deals last time they were on offer! Good case! Great Kindle!
#37
I got the same deal last time it was around and have just used the £10 voucher (no min spend), great deal.
#38
trafficzombie
Have to agree, I have both a Kindle and a Kindle Fire and they are as good as each other for reading, no difference at all.

the Kindle Fire is mint, just a pity about the limitations on the stores.... but there are ways around that ;)

I paid £145 brnad new on a well known auction site

Do you get 3g in on that like the regular kindle? or is it wifi only?
#39
gari189
chcezary
kobo touch or kindle?

I bought my son a Kobo Touch - for £80 its a really impressive bit of kit. I'd rate it as good as the Sony T1 (which I have). When the Kindle Touch comes out its likely to cost at least £110 (they charge the Irish over £120).  

If you're going to buying lots of books (rather than free ones) and want the best customer service then the Kindle is probably the best choice (Amazon tend to be a tad cheaper and when other stores charge more Amazon generally price match).

But if you want a touchscreen, want to borrow ebooks from a public library or you like to easily tinker with line spacing, fonts, margins, I think the Kobo is pretty hard to beat.


Can you tell me... if i have the Android kindle app, and have bought books on that in the past, would i be able to download these books, and use Calibre to remove DRM and convert for the Kobo?
Which would mean i could buy books from Amazon if i wanted to in the future, and go through the same process to get them onto a Kobo?


Thanks

....and how do you borrow books from a library?

Edited By: phil001 on Mar 16, 2012 12:05: library q
[helper] 1 Like #40
phil001

Can you tell me... if i have the Android kindle app, and have bought books on that in the past, would i be able to download these books, and use Calibre to remove DRM and convert for the Kobo?
Which would mean i could buy books from Amazon if i wanted to in the future, and go through the same process to get them onto a Kobo?


Thanks

....and how do you borrow books from a library?
You can install Calibre and some software to remove the DRM and then you should be able to read on the Kobo Touch (see post 9 in this thread http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164623 )

To borrow ebooks from your local library check if your library is listed here
http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/free-online-ebook-audiobook-rental-overdrive-partnership-with-your-local-library-1149957
If it is - download adobe digital editions and install it on your laptop/pc. Go to your library website, login with your membership details, checkout the ebook and download to your pc. You can then transfer to your kobo. (I can only describe in outline as I've never tried it on the Kobo)

If borrowing ebooks is an important feature to you - think about the Sony T1 as it has built-in overdrive app that means you can login to your library site (from the T1), check out a book and download it directly to the T1 (I've tried this and it works really well). You might be able to do a similar thing (download wirelessly using the browser) on the Kobo Touch but its not something I've investigated.

Edited By: gari189 on Mar 16, 2012 12:58

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