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Old 11-17-2010, 06:09 PM   #21
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Kindle 3 WiFi-only here. Bought 2 months ago.

Kindle is great. Not one single hiccup with the thing. I've read several books on it. I am not even vaguely interested in email or web access with it, so I'm super happy with WiFi. In fact, I leave the WiFi off all the time to conserve the battery (which lasts a long time... I've only recharged it once or twice since I got it and I read on it every night.)

Although she lives near a B&N, the point of the thing is to avoid going to the bookstore (IMO). I love the Amazon site for 1) reviews and 2) "people who liked this also liked..." That stuff helps avoid wasting time with a bad book.

One more thing: I hate to be fatalistic, but the brick and mortar stores are doomed. With Circuit City gone, Blockbuster on the way out, one might guess the future for book stores. Amazon is way, way ahead with internet book delivery.

Here's a pic of mine, with the BJCP Guidelines on it (BJCP site has a Kindle version of the doc downloadable).

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Old 11-18-2010, 04:04 PM   #22
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^^ Sold on it. Thanks Passed and others. That explanation is what I needed. BJCP helped too on possibly selling it on me too. She will probably not use email or web on it. Strictly reading.

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Old 11-18-2010, 05:16 PM   #23
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I forgot to mention, I successfully surfed some pr0n on her Kindle (pics not vids of course).
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:26 PM   #24
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haha I like my pron as much as the next guy. However, looking at pron on a Kindle seems like a bit of a problem. LOL Although I would probably do it just so I can say I did.

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Old 11-18-2010, 11:04 PM   #25
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I heard today that the battery life on the Nook is 6 hours while the battery life on Kindle is 14 days. Can anyone confirm the Nook battery life?

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No, that's way off. Because of the smaller color touchscreen area, the nook's battery is shorter, but it still gets 7-10 days.

Check out this review from CNET: http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-readers/barnes-noble-nook-3g/4505-3508_7-33786175-2.html

To get the best battery life, you can put the device in Airplane mode--which shuts off both with 3G and Wi-Fi connections--and set the color LCD to turn off after 10 seconds. According to Barnes & Noble, using the wireless very sparingly can get you 7 to 10 days of battery life without having to recharge, which falls a few days short of the Kindle's best-case-scenario battery life estimates of approximately 14 days. In our tests, with sporadic wireless connectivity, we weren't able to use the Nook for a week without recharging. We managed around 4.5 days, though we'd expect that if you did a lot of hanging out in Barnes & Noble Caf�s, streaming books via Wi-Fi, you'd have to recharge even sooner.

On a positive note, if you were concerned about battery life (on a long trip, for instance), you could opt to buy an extra battery. Unlike the battery in the Kindle, the Nook's battery is user replaceable.

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Good to know. I'm asking Santa for one of them and they both have some nice features.

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I'm an avid reader. Been so all my life. I can't remember reading any book, since childhood, that had color.

So, why color in the Nook? I'm not saying color is bad, but how is it used?

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I'm an avid reader. Been so all my life. I can't remember reading any book, since childhood, that had color.

So, why color in the Nook? I'm not saying color is bad, but how is it used?
Look at a picture of the Nook and all will be answered....

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Old 11-19-2010, 03:52 AM   #30
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OK, I see book covers (Lost Symbol looks familiar). So, the book covers are in color on the bottom? That's pretty cool. Very cool, actually.

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