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News Amazon launches Kindle for iPhone

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 5 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I don't think the screen on the iPhone/IPod Touch is big enough for reading a book. I'll stick to my lump of dead tree and ink thanks.
     
  3. BioSniper

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    I've used Stanza on the iPhone before and its actually quite acceptable. The problem with the Kindle app is that it's not available in the UK at all :(
     
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    I spend far too long staring at LCD screens as it is. I'll stick with real books thanks.
     
  5. Fredrics

    Fredrics Hmm...

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    According to my itunes, it is not available for the uk...
     
  6. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Yes, US only. Booo! Thanks for pointing it out, story has been updated.
     
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    likewise
     
  8. Angleus

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    It would be cool if it was actually available in the UK, but I kinda think the whole Kindle thing is doomed for failure anyway

    (but I base that on no actual knowledge of sales, profits etc.)
     
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    Once saw an ad for a kindle like device (may have even been kindle).

    I loved the fact a major selling point was the battery life... ... ...



    It's the definition of solving a problem which doesn't exist! Sorry for negativity there, if it helps the kids read and all, bargain
     
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    The only way I will start using ebooks is when they give a digital copy away when you purchase the hard copy of the book. I like books, I like having bookcase, upon bookcase filled to overflowing, but when travelling I can see the point of an ebook reader with lots of books taking up less space, but I would still want the hardcopy at home and I am never going to buy two copies of the same book.
     
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    Seen a few vids of the kindle, the 'animation' of a page drawing would be very offputting imo - it seems to turn the page all black (no charge?) then charge the areas that dont need to be seen leaving the text behing - either way it looks like some sort of LCD repair...
     
  12. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Not availible in the UK but Waterstone's sell a Kindle look-alike and you can get a pretty similar tool for the DS.

    Still, not for me, thanks. Just interferes with my plan to have a dedicated library in my house/flat once I'm 40. :)
     
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