Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Axespeed, Nov 30, 2007.
because its kind of stupid.
Man, I would love to have one of those.
in what way exactly?
that shit is delicious! wish it was a tad cheaper, and not so ugly though... but the features leave little to be desired
i think its pretty lame
do want (at a reduced price and with ability to download college textbooks at cheaper costs!)
looks great, but too pricey and needs pdf compatibility. good idea though, i'm waiting for a good portable reader.
It has some pretty poor ratings. Everything that gets put on it is DRMed? That sucks. It doesn't support standard file types? That sucks more, because you HAVE to buy everything from them. I can understand wanting to ensure they control their market niche, but they could do that just by offering the nationwide wireless service -- there's no need to keep people from using books they already own on the thing.
You can email the PDF to amazon and they will push it to the device, I think that service is free.
But it's still kind of pointless. It's a device trying to create a market.
I think it's something like 10 cents per document.
Also you have to pay to read blogs.
And the books are just as expensive as a paperback.
etc. etc. It's just too much money for something that offers no compelling advantages over paper books. Where this thing can win is if they get it into the academic world, and replace college textbooks with e-books. But, good luck breaking into that market with the textbook publishing industry how it is.
for $100 less you can get the Sony version... still has alot of things that need to be fixed (like being able to upload your own stuff), but they look like they could have some potential... Seriously, I can see Apple coming out with come pretty good competition...
Compare the Kindle to the Sony Reader... http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/ebook-fa...o-and-interface-comparison-gallery-326590.php
you would look ridiculous using that
because its not the fucking new hotness
Right off the bat, the Sony looks 10x better.
I think its a good idea but i really dont like reading Ebooks for some reason. theres just something about actually holding a book and turning the pages that i like. Also i only read one book at a time and only read it once usually so i dont need to save a bunch of them on a portable
Sony did this last year and got zero press. I'm kind of surprised that Amazon has made a much bigger splash essentially copying Sony's device.
Horrible device based on the above and everything Ive read on it to date. Was excited when I first heard the hoopla but this device simply isnt 'it'.
Hopefully someone will figure it out soon.
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I prefer the Sony eReader over the kindle
for 400 dollars it should atleast include a color screen