Amazon's Kindle

September 13, 2009 4:13am CST
Does anyone here have a Kindle? If so, could I get a general review? The goods AND the bads please! I'm tempted to buy one, but I want as much info as possible first.
3 responses
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
13 Sep 09
I don't have a Kindle,but I like ebooks,so if all the factors were right,I might consider one too..Factor #1 has to be the high many real books could You buy for the cost of the thing? fair enough,the device has the storage to carry a library worth of books around with You,(The Kindle 2 doesn't have a memory card reader slot like the K1 did) but why do you have to buy the library too? Factor #2 You're tied to Amazon.ok, they have a wide range of books to choose from,but you can't go elsewhere for other stuff..Factor #3 The wireless connectivity and purchase/Download capability. Good in principle,in that you can shop and download wherever there's a signal. I don't know if You read the news article on the kindle,I posted a discussion on it.. (Amazon retrieved and deleted books downloaded onto Kindles without the owner knowing...) It's faster (K2) than K1. 16 Greyscale palete (K2) v 4 (K1) Text to speech reader included. slimmer than K1. Better battery Life-apparently over a week life is possible without the wireless link enabled,something like 4 days with it.. In Summary,If You don't mind buying books from Amazon that you can't resell or lend to a friend/Paying a fair sized lump of Wampum before even buying a book to read/don't mind the limitations of DRM imposed on You,then the Kindle could be the thing for You.. Personally,I've tried a few ebook readers in the past,and currently have one on my phone..I'm thinking I'll hold on until something more versatile comes along! good luck with your decision!
• Japan
13 Sep 09
Thanks for the tips!
• India
31 Jan 10
if you look carefully, the amazon kindle is a joke. will you shell out $500 for reading an ebook? i can do that on my cellphone, and much more and my cellphone has a lower price tag than the kindle !
@snowy22315 (58671)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I think it would probably be good to have but I dont have the money to buy a kindle at this time. I think that it would be something that I would like to have at some points. I just dont know when I will be able to get one. I think there are some things that are just out of my price rane right now.