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Old 07-09-2012, 03:29 AM   #1
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Announced!

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite hands-on | The Verge



WiFi-only USD119 (presumably for with offers)
3G+WiFi USD179 (again, with offers probably)
Front-lit ala Nook Glow
High resolution 212ppi display *MEGA DROOL*
Paperwhite: Higher contrast (deeper blacks, whiter whites) *DROOL*
212 grams heavy, 9.1mm thick


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Old 07-09-2012, 07:27 AM   #2
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To add on to TS,

9to5google.com/2012/09/06/amazon-kindle-event-liveblog/

Kindle Fire HD (a.k.a. Kindle HD)

Original Kindle has new plastic, now 10 bucks cheaper, USD69.

8.9'' Kindle HD
-Dual Dolby Speaker
-254 ppi (that's retina)

7'' Kindle SD
-Longer battery life
-more RAM (faster performance)
-USD159

Kindles are 41% faster than the iPad, no idea which one though
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:44 AM   #3
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Unless I read wrongly, but the only 2GB storage on paperwhite is really a big turn off! I had been waiting for Amazon to come out with more storage space or at least give me an expansion slot for memory card. Why just can't be like Nook with an expansion slot?
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Unless I read wrongly, but the only 2GB storage on paperwhite is really a big turn off! I had been waiting for Amazon to come out with more storage space or at least give me an expansion slot for memory card. Why just can't be like Nook with an expansion slot?
I thought Kindles always had 8GB.

And they missed out on physical page-turners and a physical button to activate the light.

Kinda deal-breakers for me.

EDIT: It is indeed 2GB. Gosh.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:45 AM   #5
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Pre-ordered!

I like the decision to limit the thing to onboard 2gb. Never had enough books to remotely approach the limit...
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I like the decision to limit the thing to onboard 2gb. Never had enough books to remotely approach the limit...
heh. i put 20 books max in mine
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Same. I only put 20-40 books on my kindle. But i'm not too sure about the light. My kindle 3 is still doing fine. Was hoping it'll be a great improvement for me to upgrade to this but will have to see more reviews before i decide.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #8
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Very tempting to upgrade, I am using the model before kindle touch (the one with the keyboard and smaller screen). The keyboard is really a waste of space since I never use it. Sigh..but the leather cover was rather expensive and I can't justify upgrading since the kindle is working fine.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #9
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this child is tempting!! but i have a 7 mth old kindle touch already
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:46 AM   #10
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Same. I only put 20-40 books on my kindle. But i'm not too sure about the light. My kindle 3 is still doing fine. Was hoping it'll be a great improvement for me to upgrade to this but will have to see more reviews before i decide.
well i still loving my kindle 3.
even kindle touch didn't tempt me to upgrade.

i even got a spare kindle 3 in case the old one dies
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:50 AM   #11
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If we get the one with the ads, does it still work in Singapore?
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:55 AM   #12
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If we get the one with the ads, does it still work in Singapore?
Yes it'll work. Some of the offers found in the ads can be used too.
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May i ask if e 3g wrks in sg? I doubt so right since sg is nt under their radar fr selling directly.
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May i ask if e 3g wrks in sg? I doubt so right since sg is nt under their radar fr selling directly.
It does work, technically. (There's a roaming sim card inside.) However, I'd rather not as it's still 'experimental', the device is more expensive, and I don't want to 'raise any red flags'.
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Pre-ordered!

I like the decision to limit the thing to onboard 2gb. Never had enough books to remotely approach the limit...
PDFs can grow really big in size..
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