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  • iancognito 9 Apr 2014 15:55:14 2,331 posts
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    I read quite a few reviews for the paperwhite where people were complaining about strange screen colouration. Not sure if that's now fixed, or if people were moaning about nothing, but it might be worth looking into.

    I have a normal kindle and a case with a built in light from
    ebay

    Still smaller than a normal paperback. The light works pretty well for night reading.
  • Dougs 9 Apr 2014 16:36:06 71,846 posts
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    Yeah, think that got fixed quickly, they had a v2 out pretty soon after iirc
  • TheRealBadabing 10 Apr 2014 01:24:48 1,441 posts
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    So does the paperwhite let you change page in a bumper-like fashion? I mean can you tap either edge of the screen to go forward or is a right-side tap or a sweep required?

    I only ask as I enjoy sitting in the pub with the kindle in my left hand and alternate my pint or ecig in the right. With the old Kindle I can nudge the button with my thumb and therefore change page one-handed. It's very pleasant and actually a big selling point for me; makes the Kindle even more convenient than a paperback.
  • TheRealBadabing 11 Apr 2014 01:58:59 1,441 posts
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    That might have sounded a bit dickish but I'm genuinely interested if the newer Touch Kindles have an option to let you change page by tapping either side of the screen.

    Quite like the idea of one with a backlight and this is the only thing that concerns me.
  • yegon 11 Apr 2014 04:11:45 5,583 posts
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    Bah, whilst I prefer hardware buttons, the touch screen on the PW is more than adequate and the backlit screen makes it a billion times better than it's predecessors.

    I wouldn't buy one right now though, history suggests there'll be a new PW in the next couple of months. Not sure what form it'll take, but I imagine it'll be more than just a slightly better version of the second PW. I'm thinking significantly higher **EDIT - RESOLUTION - EDIT** eink screen at the very least.

    Edited by yegon at 09:27:32 11-04-2014
  • yegon 11 Apr 2014 09:26:44 5,583 posts
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    @PenguinJim

    Lol edit fail, I meant higher RES! Ha.

    10/10 for effort there, bravo, truly :-)

    Edited by yegon at 09:28:34 11-04-2014
  • mrpon 19 Jul 2014 16:20:30 30,275 posts
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    Kindle Paperwhite was 109 now 89 till 22nd July.

    Use KINDLE4SUN code at checkout.
  • Khanivor 19 Jul 2014 16:38:57 41,711 posts
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    Amazon US has started a Kindle Unlimited subscription service. 10 bucks a month for lending of available Kindle books. Seems like a good deal if you read more than a couple books a month.
  • Gremmoo 19 Jul 2014 16:42:54 1,516 posts
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    Problem is that most of the major publishers haven't signed up to it, and probably won't given their current hostility towards Amazon. Good if you like shitloads of poorly written amateur indie stuff, though.
  • Khanivor 19 Jul 2014 16:51:35 41,711 posts
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    That reminds me, I still need to get a refund for this book called The End I bought.
  • Gremmoo 19 Jul 2014 17:58:34 1,516 posts
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    Terrible book, that one. Worse than Dan Brown.
  • yegon 19 Jul 2014 23:39:04 5,583 posts
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    Think a new Paperwhite is imminent, judging by its release history. Can't see buttons happening though.

    Then again, I said EXACTLY the same thing 3 months ago a few posts back, what do I know :-)
  • Gremmoo 20 Jul 2014 04:09:16 1,516 posts
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    You won't miss the physical buttons, mowgs. I thought I'd miss them, but I've used it so much now I actually get annoyed at our regular Kindle for having them. I keep finding myself swiping to change page.
  • Gremmoo 20 Jul 2014 04:10:45 1,516 posts
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    And yeah, the chances of a new Kindle coming out fairly shortly are pretty high, given the launch of Kindle Unlimited.
  • Khanivor 20 Jul 2014 04:37:19 41,711 posts
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    With the phone coming out in a few weeks I can't see amazon releasing any other new toys for a good few months.
  • Gremmoo 20 Jul 2014 05:34:41 1,516 posts
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    It won't be anything dramatic, probably, just a slightly revised model that will also come with a six month subscription to Unlimited, or something. They seem to be pushing audiobooks a little harder as of late, so I'm half wondering if it'll just be a Kindle with Audible support.

    They released the Paperwhite about a month after the Fire HD too, so it's not like there isn't precedent for multi-product releases.
  • yegon 20 Jul 2014 09:39:24 5,583 posts
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    Think the next Paperwhite will be a slightly more significant upgrade than 1->2 though. Much higher res screen is surely going to happen, and I wouldn't mind a faster processor. Page turning on my gen 1 PW is still fine, but since it's had a few firmware updates, general navigation, dictionary etc has got notably more sluggish.
  • colinmac 31 Jul 2014 18:59:45 743 posts
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    You can tap on the pw to go forward and back or at the top to get back at the menus... Just in case anyone was still wondering...
  • MrFlay 31 Jul 2014 20:10:48 1,692 posts
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    You can read Kindle books on PC or on Android if your Kindle breaks.

    I don't have a Kindle myself but I do buy plenty of ebooks from Amazon as they are usually cheaper than Kobo books that aren't eligible for coupons. Kobo run these contests every month where you can easily get lots of %75 off codes but Penguin/Random House and a few other publishers aren't eligible.

    I use eReaderIQ UK to keep track of Kindle books I want. You can import a wishlist from Amazon and set a price at which you will buy and they'll automatically send you an email when the price drops to that point.
  • RyanDS 31 Jul 2014 20:25:12 10,557 posts
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    From the other thread I posted in trhis morning, as I could not find this due to the amazing search engine...
    RyanDS 31 Jul 2014 08:24:09
    My Sony Reader has been playing up a bit lately, so decided to buy a new e-reader, and decided on the Kindle Paperwhite.

    110 everywhere, but when food shopping yesterday I saw that in Tescos they are currently on sale for 100. Took it to the till, picked up a case at the same tim. Turned out you get 10 off a case when you buy a Kindle, and the case was only 2.50 (for a nice leather one) so the guy gave me an extra tenner off the kindle instead.

    So 92.50 for a Kindle plus case, bargain.

    TL:DR version - If you want a Kindle get to Tescos, by far the cheapest I have seen anywhere.
  • yegon 18 Sep 2014 07:52:17 5,583 posts
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    Ooh! Shiny new Kindle Voyage!

    Flush screen, higher PPI, auto brightness, "buttons" for page turning, thinner, lighter. Looks good.

    Not cheap at 169 (wifi), 229 (3G).

    Edited by yegon at 07:54:54 18-09-2014
  • UncleLou Moderator 18 Sep 2014 09:16:09 36,260 posts
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    yegon wrote:
    Ooh! Shiny new Kindle Voyage!

    Flush screen, higher PPI, auto brightness, "buttons" for page turning, thinner, lighter. Looks good.

    Not cheap at 169 (wifi), 229 (3G).
    Not quite the revolution I was hoping for (don't ask me for specifics, I'll know it when I see it), but it looks like a step up. Considering how much I use my Kindle (1st gen paperwhite), I am pretty tempted.
  • Deleted user 18 September 2014 09:19:44
    Mmmm I want one. I think I will probably still stick with my gen1 paperwhite for now, but I may well get the next gen of this. It solves pretty much all my issues with the paperwhite.

    That said, the price is far too much. It's pushing into mini tablet territory now which is a big mistake.
  • Malek86 18 Sep 2014 09:37:55 1,922 posts
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    I'll probably need to splurge on a cheap Kindle eventually. If only half the books didn't look like they were simple OCR scans with a bunch of typos.

    Also, from the one I've tried ages ago, the e-ink screen looks a lot darker than a normal book page. I don't know if they've improved them recently, but I would hope so.
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