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Old 13-12-2010, 22:58   #1
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Kindle UK - Part 2

Has anyone got/seen the Samsung E65?

Its now £99 at any of the DSG shops, down from £199.

Looks quite good, but does it compare to the Kindle?

This is a continutation of thread http://forums.thedigitalfix.co.uk/fo...d.php?t=583687

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Old 14-12-2010, 00:30   #2
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I do remember seeing one horrid review of the E60 (can't remember where) when it came out 7 months ago, the stylus was a bit retro too for a touch screen these days.

Anyhow my Kindle came yesterday morning, I held the box in my hand, but I'm not opening it till Christmas as its my present and I've waited this long

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Old 14-12-2010, 12:52   #3
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Yes, I'd read that the 60 wasn't very good. The 65 is supposedly a big improvement, and £99 is quite a good entry point.

My boss goes abroad a lot, and we always end up paying a fortune in mobile data usage. I understand the Kindle allows you to check your email for free (the 3G version). Does it support only certain email systems?, or does MS exchange work on it etc.
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Yes, I'd read that the 60 wasn't very good. The 65 is supposedly a big improvement, and £99 is quite a good entry point.

My boss goes abroad a lot, and we always end up paying a fortune in mobile data usage. I understand the Kindle allows you to check your email for free (the 3G version). Does it support only certain email systems?, or does MS exchange work on it etc.

The 65 is the same spec as the 60 in a different form factor (It was originally listed as the 61) my concern is the screen has glare in direct light due to the touch screen layer.



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My boss goes abroad a lot, and we always end up paying a fortune in mobile data usage. I understand the Kindle allows you to check your email for free (the 3G version). Does it support only certain email systems?, or does MS exchange work on it etc.
don't bother imo - it will drive him mental. Why not just get local SIMs or use free wifi hotspots ?
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finally got my kindle today and have a little play and trying to work things out with it.

One thing I am using is Calibre to grab news feeds and send them to the kindle, I know this can picked up on the wi-fi but does anyone know if I can get them over the 3G network as I've had a couple of message saying that I need the wi-fi to download.
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You've probably got calibre configured to send to your @free.kindle.com address. This will only download on a wifi connection.
If you change it to send to your @kindle.com address instead it will download over wifi if it can, but fall back to 3G if it needs to.

Note: anything downloaded over 3G from calibre will be chargeable by Amazon.
Only books/periodicals bought from Amazon are free of charge to download.
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You've probably got calibre configured to send to your @free.kindle.com address. This will only download on a wifi connection.
If you change it to send to your @kindle.com address instead it will download over wifi if it can, but fall back to 3G if it needs to.

Note: anything downloaded over 3G from calibre will be chargeable by Amazon.
Only books/periodicals bought from Amazon are free of charge to download.
OK; thanks for that
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Bought a Kindle for the wife for Xmas, is there away for people to buy her books on Amazon so when she switches it on Xmas day she has some ready to download?
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is there away for people to buy her books on Amazon
No, you can't buy Kindle books as a gift.
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Odd, the US store has introduced gifting of Kindle books now (http://blogkindle.com/2010/11/kindle...-become-gifts/) - strange it hasn't been rolled out to the UK for xmas.

Would it be possible to to gift via the US store?
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Hopefully this will arrive on the uk store shortly as I think it's quite a flaw in the model, you would have thought it would increase book sales being able to gift books!
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I downloaded the free Kindle app for my Android phone and have been happily reading a free copy of The Adventures of Sherlocks Holmes for a couple of days now. Great app and a great read.
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Bought a Kindle for the wife for Xmas, is there away for people to buy her books on Amazon so when she switches it on Xmas day she has some ready to download?
People can presumably buy her amazon vouchers and she can buy books at a later time.

At the same time, I'm assuming that if you've bought it for her, the kindle will currently be tied to your amazon account. If this is the case, order some of the free classics and send them to the kindle. They'll then download as soon as she turns it on.
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Or maybe a bunch of free samples of stuff she might like to go with the voucher?

Anyone else get ****** off with the categorization of the free Kindle books - they obviously had the work experience lad do it. I'm looking at Science Fiction and what do I find?

South: the story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 expedition

and there's a ton of similar stuff. Pretty sure I saw Sherlock Holmes listed under History as well, although they seem to have fixed that.
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People can presumably buy her amazon vouchers and she can buy books at a later time.

At the same time, I'm assuming that if you've bought it for her, the kindle will currently be tied to your amazon account. If this is the case, order some of the free classics and send them to the kindle. They'll then download as soon as she turns it on.
Nah, ive set it up with her account. I have bought her a gift card as well, it's just for future stuff, she gets bought books often by relatives, so it would be ace if they could buy them for here!
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I may be extremely late with this but I've recently discovered Instapaper and am extremely impressed. To be honest I mainly use it on my iPod touch but it also supports the Kindle.

You can use it to save articles for offline reading. It strips out the formatting and just saves the text and pics. This can then be synced to your iOS device for offline reading.

You can also choose to automatically email your unread items to your Kindle.

Very neat.
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I may be extremely late with this but I've recently discovered Instapaper.
I've just discovered instapaper to, finding it great for articles that I normally bookmark and then forget to read, it makes things a lot better.

I'm using to through Calibre also getting daily papers to
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Amazon has been getting into hot water over more deletions from owner's Kindles.

http://arstechnica.com/media/news/20...ed-fiction.ars
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I was thinking about getting one of these for christmas. But I was going to hold off if there was an update around the corner, is there a site where I could see rumours about this?
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