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post #11 of 43
Maybe for $100 off lol.
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I don't think $25 is worth it, unless the ads are really, really non-intrusive. You're still paying $100+ for the privilege of looking at ads.
     
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post #13 of 43
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Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
that's a retarded idea,
who the hell would want flashing changing ads all over their reading
material 24/7 to save 25 bucks?
Way to read the article. They aren't present while reading, ony when the screensaver is visible or you are on the home screen.

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Can't a netbook, or tablet PC read book files?(or any device with a screen, heck a monitors board can read text files) Why do we need a separate device for this in the first place?
Yep, but I don't see many of them around for $117 new with 2 week+ battery life.
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Epic Moderator double posting fail.
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Can't a netbook, or tablet PC read book files?(or any device with a screen, heck a monitors board can read text files) Why do we need a separate device for this in the first place?
Find me a netbook that small and thin that can actually last days/weeks on battery life and actually has a convenient centralized location to obtain ebooks, and around 150 bucks at most.
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post #16 of 43
I think it's a great idea. But I also think they could have done way better than $25.
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can you hack it and remove the adds?
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can you hack it and remove the adds?
It will probably be done. Like I said on another forum, just wait till it is rooted and someone releases an adfree update.
    
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post #19 of 43
Advertisements can go die in a fire. If it was FREE, then sure, but $25? Get real.
    
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post #20 of 43
What brain-dead greedy moron thought about doing this???
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