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post #21 of 43
Who wants to bet that you'll be able to reflash it back to normal?
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I agree with others, should be more than $25 off, make it $89 or $99.
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post #23 of 43
People can just use custom ROMs/firmware etc... and poof cheaper stuff with no ads.

I like it.
post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
What brain-dead greedy moron thought about doing this???
capitalism at its finest.

Ad supported kindle....not want.
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post #25 of 43
Aw hell naw. Especially not for a pathetic 25 off.
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post #26 of 43
Sorta off topic, but with the newest kindle(not this add supporting one specifically) what file types do they support?

Would I be able to put things like pdf's on them?

Ive see them around and thought they would be way more convenient for pdf files than a laptop.
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post #27 of 43
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Originally Posted by Tw34k View Post
Sorta off topic, but with the newest kindle(not this add supporting one specifically) what file types do they support?

Would I be able to put things like pdf's on them?

Ive see them around and thought they would be way more convenient for pdf files than a laptop.
YOu can do PDFs, but it generally better to use Calibre to convert it to .mobi and put it on the Kindle so that it can fully manipulate the text as it needs to to make it easily readable.
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post #28 of 43
You think this is going to stay on the home page and screensavers? Trust me, they'll find an excuse to put it into your reading material.

Every tenth page, an ad for Monster Energy, or Toyota, or Prudential.

Or maybe "Herbal enhancement" ads in the margins?

And just wait until they start selling email addresses, with an opt-out system that they don't tell you about? Don't worry, they'll have plausible deniability when your email gets sold anyway. "Network issues" or the like.



Ten gets you one that this will be implemented in all versions of all reading devices within two years and you won't be able to get one that doesn't shout "HEAD ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE BELLEND" every twenty four minutes.
post #29 of 43
Bottom line if its ad supported I'm not buying it. To be honest I'd rather buy a web browser and not have them push ads in my face all the time, especially since they are taking data from my browsing habits. Its anoying everytime I clean my system out for efficiency and I have to reinstall a flash plugin for ads.

Advertising is out of control. This is quite amusing though...


By drobomb at 2011-04-11
Edited by Drobomb - 4/11/11 at 10:51pm
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post #30 of 43
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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.
not to mention one that can be read outside in direct sunlight
    
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