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Old 09-08-2010, 05:01 PM
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Not sure what your timeline is like but the Kindle is backordered by about a month. I'm waiting on mine.
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Not sure what your timeline is like but the Kindle is backordered by about a month. I'm waiting on mine.
Thanks Lance...I'm in no hurry but the probably is


So it looks like people have the Kindle and the Nook but no Sony E Reader users.
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I've checked out the kindle from the school library. It's neat, gets amazing battery life and if I'm not mistaken it has the ability to use wi-fi networks to get books/magazines even if they're passworded. It has a rudimentary web browser, you may stumble across this as a feature but know it's virtually worthless. The book selection is good. Print size is adjustable. It can "read" to you, but in a monotonous voice, so I do the hard work myself when using it... There are even a good number of free "classics" available through the kindle book store. I was part way through a Thoreau when I returned it to the library... Would never spend the money myself to buy it as a student, at least not until I can buy textbooks on it cheap. If I had the money to buy something now, it would likely be an iPad just because I like the extra features better.
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My wife and I previewed and checked out both Kindle and Nook, and the Nook was hands-down the best for many reasons. Easier to see (display contrast) in bright daylight, much easier to figure out how to use, and a boatload more books available. She uses it daily.

It is not the swiss army knife the ipad is trying to be. While it has a built in andriod based browser, it isn't trying to be all things to everyone like the ipad tries to.

Batteries last well over a week in her typical daily use between charges. D/Ls on our home Wi-Fi network are really quick.

We are well aware of B&N's business issues but are very happy with the Nook.
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I have had the Nook for about a year. I love it.It is easy to down =load books. No wifi needed around the metro area. If you have wifi or are in a hot spot you can surf the internet. Books are reasonable and some reading is free.
Not sure of the price now but it has come down since I got mine.
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Jeff, I checked out the Sony eReader today at Office Max. Pretty slick. Really easy to read. There were 2 models: I liked the touch screen version a bit more (only $20 more). I don't know what kind of content is available. Seems to me that for longevity of support for the device, your best bets would be a Kindle or an iPad. Neither Jeff Bezos nor Steve Jobs is going to give up on their quest to dominate.
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Got the pandigital for my mom. $129 for bed bath and beyond. can also do internet, email etc along with books. She like that it's back lit and can make the text bigger. As already stated, you can "check out" digital books from jeffco library from home.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:31 AM
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From what I know about the ipad, it uses the iphone operating system. So if you plan to use it as a computer you "may" be disappointed.

My father-in-law has a Kindle and loves it. I have no personal experience as I don't really make the time to read much more than Trails and Bridger's children's books.
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The iPad Will Never Kill the Kindle

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The Kindle is smaller and lighter than an iPad, it costs a lot less, and the battery life is far superior. The Swiss army knife analogy is right on target. My Swiss army knife has a corkscrew, but thats not my first choice when I want to open a bottle of wine.
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That's pretty much the same thing I wrote about the Nook versus the iPad. And after our own side by side comparisons, we decided that the Nook is far superior to the Kindle.
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