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Old 01-27-2010, 11:12 AM  
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:36 PM   #181
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:43 AM   #182
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Apple has effed itself with it's OS. They should buy Palm, and WebOS. I'm either waiting for the Microsoft Courier, or whatever tablet comes out with WebOS.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:25 AM   #183
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Apple has effed itself with it's OS. They should buy Palm, and WebOS. I'm either waiting for the Microsoft Courier, or whatever tablet comes out with WebOS.
Depends on how you look at it. I'm sure Apple sees it as iPhone OS = App Store = profits! Lock-in can be a very profitable route if people buy this thing. I'm just not sure they will.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:47 AM   #184
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Depends on how you look at it. I'm sure Apple sees it as iPhone OS = App Store = profits! Lock-in can be a very profitable route if people buy this thing. I'm just not sure they will.
I was gonna get one for the wife,but after finally getting all the specs and stuff I don't think I'm gonna waste my money.Maybe after they upgrade the ports,give you expandable memory,and add an actual O S,but till then I think its a joke.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:11 AM   #185
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Apple has effed itself with it's OS. They should buy Palm, and WebOS. I'm either waiting for the Microsoft Courier, or whatever tablet comes out with WebOS.
If you get to constantly LOL @ me in the DC, this is where I get to LOL @ you.

Courier, as I've pointed out plenty of times, is vaporware at best.

And webOS has, thus far, gone nowhere. Android has a better market share than webOS.

Apple has not effed itself with its OS. It's simply merging the desktop and mobile computing platforms. You'll see them continue to do this until the touch/tablet idea really takes off. Their OS has positioned them as the leader. It's the one thing they really, really have going for them.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:12 AM   #186
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After reading some commentary online from many non-Apple-fanbois, I think this device is going to be a hit. It's more revolutionary than it seems at first blush.

I think given 2-3 revisions, it'll be exactly what I need.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:26 AM   #187
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So any recommendations for my ebook reader buying need?

Wait for iPad to play with at Apple Store? Buy a Kindle sight unseen or played with? Buy a nook?

Use the money to upgrade my phone and wait out the new bloodbath?
Kindle 2 or Nook is the way i'm leaning

both have the improved Ink contrast and have had firmware improvements to tweak the bugs.

if you want the additional size i imagine the kindle Dx will drop in price in awhile.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:31 AM   #188
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Not trying to yank anyones chain, but why are these Kindle devices better than holding a real book??
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:37 AM   #189
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I just thought of a really great application in my life for one of these: a kitchen computer, which I need. Currently I use my laptop, but this would be pretty sweet. Basically I need to be able to store edit/print recipes, browse the web, and control my music. The size would be perfect as well.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:43 AM   #190
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Not trying to yank anyones chain, but why are these Kindle devices better than holding a real book??
it's not

but a kindle holds 1,500 books with the ability to buy books immediately at the touch of a button. As they mature they will do other things beside being ebooks as well.

eventually they will replace laptops completely
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:50 AM   #191
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I just thought of a really great application in my life for one of these: a kitchen computer, which I need. Currently I use my laptop, but this would be pretty sweet. Basically I need to be able to store edit/print recipes, browse the web, and control my music. The size would be perfect as well.
they kind of do that already

the Kindle Dx allows for notes for .pdf files and you can upload you recipes to it through a computer if you convert them to .pdf. It's browser is limited right now but it has one. i think Amazon throttles the internet access to prevent much real browsing.

by the end of the year Asus is coming out with a couple of different models which are gonna allow 3G and Wifi with a real browser.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:51 AM   #192
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it's not

but a kindle holds 1,500 books with the ability to buy books immediately at the touch of a button. As they mature they will do other things beside being ebooks as well.

eventually they will replace laptops completely
ah....ok, thanks. Definately would save on shelf space.

So it connects to the internet then?
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ASUS DR-950 ereader live shots released

By Chris Davies on Friday, Jan 22nd 2010

The ASUS DR-950 ereader isnít the DR-570 OLED-lovely weíve been hearing about lately, but we wonít turn our nose up at a 9-inch E Ink touchscreen and integrated WiFi and HSDPA. So far itís yet to show up for playtime, but ASUS have released a few live images (including some comparison shots with the iPhone) just to prove itís more than a render.



The DR-950 has a 1024 x 768 resolution display, supporting PDF, ePub and HTML files among others, and offers text-to-speech and RSS. Thereís also 2-4GB of onboard storage Ė with an SD card slot to augment that Ė together with a USB port and 3.5mm headphone jack, and ASUS arenít ruling out squeezing WiMAX into the 0.35-inch thick frame.

Weíre not quite so ready as Electricpig to declare the touchscreen layer interference-free, and will want to have a closer look (at a real unit, not press shots) to figure out whether it blurs the E Ink panel or not. Still, itís another interesting looking ereader; letís just hope the Apple iPad doesnít sweep the bottom out of the segment next Wednesday.

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Old 01-28-2010, 12:00 PM   #194
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ah....ok, thanks. Definately would save on shelf space.

So it connects to the internet then?
The kindle has a free cell phone type connection to the internet provided by Amazon to people who buy the kindle.

other ebooks are coming out with true wifi abilities
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:06 PM   #195
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Asus Ereaders Could Be Launching Much Earlier Than Expected




The DR-950 and DR-570 weren't expected to go on sale until the very end of the year, but Digitimes is quoting sources as placing the two ereaders on a second quarter release schedule. Asus has commented they haven't yet started producing enough of the ereaders for them to launch, but the initial Q4 release date is looking more and more unrealistic, since photos of the 950 looking very polished turned up on Asus' UK Flickr account the other day. [Digitimes]

UPDATED: Electricpig has dished out the UK pricing and availability deets, with an April launch slated for the DR-950, and a rough £250 cost ($403).
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