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Discussion in 'General' started by AndyGoldie, 25 Dec 2010.

  1. AndyGoldie

    AndyGoldie 60Hz for Streets, 144Hz for Sheets

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    Highly concidering getting it but im stuck between the 3G version or just the norm. I see that the 3G version has no monthly contracts and is in-fact, free. Though this seems too good to be true so to anyone who knows / has a Kindle, it is really completely 100% free? If it is free, is it unlimited use?

    also : merry xmas :D
     
  2. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    From my understanding, Amazon pay for the data charge. But given that its only useful for buying books when your not at home, the charges wont be much anyway.
    My understanding of it.

    Sam
     
  3. Omega Point

    Omega Point Minimodder

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    They do foot the bill, which also includes internet access though the Kindles browser. It's not the best device for web browsing but it works well enough.
     
  4. Picarro

    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    Not to hijack the thread, but how do people find the 6" screen? I am afraid that I will find it too small to read properly.
     
  5. Pieface

    Pieface Modder

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    You have to pay for emails, not sure about Web access though.
     
  6. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Just bought one for the wife really impressed with it you can change the size of the font so thats not a problem.
     
  7. klaxxon

    klaxxon What's a lemerd?

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    I wanted to get the Kindle for my 6 months in the desert. Seems much simpler than lugging books around with me. Didnt know about there being a monthly fee though.
     
  8. Pieface

    Pieface Modder

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    There is no monthly fee...
     
  9. Bakes

    Bakes What's a Dremel?

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    Got one for my mum - very easy to use and a great device. No real complaints, she seems to love it despite being a technological luddite.
     
  10. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    Snap.
     
  11. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    I'm thinking of getting one for the girlfriend as a 'late Christmas present', although I'm pretty sure I want it more than her, despite already having an iPad.
     
  12. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    i use it for books so the wifi version was fine.
     
  13. klaxxon

    klaxxon What's a lemerd?

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    Well thats good to know then.
     
  14. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    My grandmother was given one yesterday.

    I'd say the screen could do with being an inch or two bigger to be truly comfortable to read from everyday, but it's certainly workable.

    Also, the thing is so slim & light, very simple to use, and quick. Not sure how the battery is, but with such a low-power screen it should be decent.
     
  15. Omega Point

    Omega Point Minimodder

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    About a month depending on usage with Wireless off. If you use the lighted cover then about 2 weeks with around 1.5 hours use a day.
     
  16. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    One of the interesting things about the Kindle's screen is that it actually costs no power at all to display something - it only costs power to change whats on the screen. This is one of the reasons that the Kindle has an amazing battery life :)
     
  17. chimaera

    chimaera What's a Dremel?

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    The Kindle was one of the more popular gifts in my family this year - My mum got one, as did one of my Aunts and me.

    Its *awesome* - the only complaint I have is that it is dangerously easy to buy books through the device.

    I would strongly recommend getting a case for the device - I don't imagine it will take muchto damage the screen. The other thing to bear in mind is the screen isn't backlit, so if you're planning to read in the dark you'll want some form of light for it.
     
  18. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    Case is a must - I'm on kindle 3.2 already
     

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