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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2011, 22:13:09 PM »
Had my kindle a couple of weeks now and getting the hang of it.  Apparantly, a recent report on radio 4 stated that people who have kindles have 'low brow' reading material on it - as people can't see what you are reading !!

I do have an attachment to real books, so won't be giving them up just yet.
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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2012, 08:49:38 AM »
Had my kindle a couple of weeks now and getting the hang of it.  Apparantly, a recent report on radio 4 stated that people who have kindles have 'low brow' reading material on it - as people can't see what you are reading !!

I do have an attachment to real books, so won't be giving them up just yet.
I'm the same in that I have an attachment to real books - however, living in my present situation (shared house), I don't have the room, and as I am getting back into reading, I have decided to invest in a Kobo Touch ereader - WH Smith - £99.99, or Asda, £87.00.  Guess where I will be getting mine! 
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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2012, 09:36:33 AM »
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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2012, 18:57:54 PM »
I thought about getting a Kindle/Kobo/e-reader for a while but decided to get a cheap tablet instead. I'm very happy with it,got Kindle and Kobo for android but use a general reader called FBReader and a pdf reader too. It also does games,internet,plays films and mp3......not bad for a £80 tablet that came installed with Android 4.0 ICS.

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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2012, 20:06:43 PM »


Can you give more info / a link Bopster?

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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2012, 09:06:36 AM »
It's not without it's faults. Problems with flash at the moment,lack of apps because it has a MIPS processor which doesn't work with some apps but there is supposed to be an update on the way to help solve a lot of the niggles. It does what I need it too at the moment though.

This is the best price out there at the moment. Ordered from China where they are made.

http://www.ebellking.com/android-tablet/7-inch-tablets/novo7
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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2012, 11:30:25 AM »
Shame it hasn't gone a memory card expansion slot, still thats a lot of spec for the money, nice find!

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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2012, 19:28:06 PM »
It has a micro sd slot,I've stuck a 8 gb card in mine

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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2012, 19:47:42 PM »
It has a micro sd slot,I've stuck a 8 gb card in mine


Blimey!  I wonder how big a card it will support? Definitely Worth further investigation

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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2012, 14:12:37 PM »
I've put an 8Gb Micro-SD card in my Kobo Touch.  I doubt I will ever need that much - but it only cost £4.05 with free delivery. 
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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2012, 09:12:57 AM »

Been researching the ereaders/tablets, and am just off out to buy Archos 70 tablet.

Tesco have it knocked down to £99.99 and I have £60+ in Clubcard vouchers......so, a bargain as far as I can see.
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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2012, 10:03:17 AM »
After sales service was non existent when I had an Archos a few years ago. It was way ahead of its time back then in terms of spec though and at that price with the vouchers its a no brainer.

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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2012, 17:06:40 PM »
After sales service was non existent when I had an Archos a few years ago. It was way ahead of its time back then in terms of spec though and at that price with the vouchers its a no brainer.

Got it home and it was complete poo.  Took it back and got a Kindle............

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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2012, 23:23:51 PM »
Got it home and it was complete poo.  Took it back and got a Kindle............

Bummer! You're better off with a Kindle  though Happy reading!

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Re: The Experience of a Kindle
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2012, 16:21:31 PM »
Just bought Clare a Kindle. She's more into the book "experience", But I did promise when I had the money. Should help clear some of the clutter from the shelves.
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