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Interesting, iv never seen the appeal of one of these id just use my laptop to read them instead of some big ass tablet .

Also not sure these would be very good for educational books (physics diagrams etc)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12305015
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Interesting, iv never seen the appeal of one of these id just use my laptop to read them instead of some big ass tablet .

Also not sure these would be very good for educational books (physics diagrams etc)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12305015
As long as they were formated correctly, IE not pdf's, then diagrams would work the same as they would on normal paper.

I love my kindle 3 but pdf on e-ink it just horrible.
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Kindle isn't a "big-ass tablet" though.
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Kindle isn't a "big-ass tablet" though.
Ill correct myself "small ass tablet" im just used to an ipodtouch, anything that doesnt fit in my pocket i find a pain
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Ill correct myself "small ass tablet" im just used to an ipodtouch, anything that doesnt fit in my pocket i find a pain
There is a Kindle App in the app store.
    
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I'm planning to buy one (a Kindle, obviously) tomorrow. I'm not 100% convinced that I'll like this reading method, but seeing the e-ink in person a few months ago blew me away, and I want to see if this will get me back into the good habit of reading for the sake of enjoyment, after so many years in hiatus.
    
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Kindle isn't a "big-ass tablet" though.
Ya thats true, but you don't need a a tablet to view diagrams. Like I said all that needs to be done is format them in AZW, MOBI or EPUB and any e-ink ereader can display it perfectly.

However, I do see a need for a tablet. A tablet would be the perfect thing to accompany an ereader to view larger formats such as pdf's as well as watching videos, reading comics and visual novels, and various things on the internet.

I'm just waiting for a viable alternative to the ipad.
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Welcome to the future.

My book just ran out of batteries.
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I'm planning to buy one (a Kindle, obviously) tomorrow. I'm not 100% convinced that I'll like this reading method, but seeing the e-ink in person a few months ago blew me away, and I want to see if this will get me back into the good habit of reading for the sake of enjoyment, after so many years in hiatus.
It got me back in to reading. I hate real books in comparison, their so bulky and heavy and just try carrying around 30 books at once like I have on my new kindle 3 atm.
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I love my kindle. I can read part of a novel at night, then open the same novel on my android phone during the day and it automatically syncs what page Im on. If I don't feel like reading, I can put my headphones in and it will read it to me.

BTW If you ever plan on reading in bed, get the amazon lit case. I know its expensive but its so nice to have it fully integrated into the cover and you only have one battery to worry about.
Edited by JasonCz - 1/29/11 at 6:35pm
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