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#11  CommanderROR 11-19-2007, 10:34 AM
I would be extremely happy to have my books stored on amazon istead of on my computer...it would be another reason for me to buy it actually...

I hate the iTunes system where a file lost is a file gone...and somebody who likes to takes his computer apart on a more or less regular basis always runs the risk of losing some files...^^
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#12  dugbug 11-19-2007, 10:36 AM
Quote Alexander Turcic
I feel your pain, Roland.

Did you see this:



I don't think everyone is going to be happy to have his purchased books stored @ Amazon's rather than on your own computer.
Just the record of the purchase for a re-download. Lots of services do this.

The books are stored locally, so you can turn off the evdo while you read.

-d
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#13  Sparrow 11-19-2007, 10:37 AM
Presumably there is some sort of security onboard; or can someone steal yours and download amazon.com to it at your expense?
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#14  dugbug 11-19-2007, 10:37 AM
btw, this is probably a dumb question but was that a vixiplex updated display?

-d
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#15  Alexander Turcic 11-19-2007, 10:38 AM
Quote dugbug
Just the record of the purchase for a re-download. Lots of services do this.

The books are stored locally, so you can turn off the evdo while you read.

-d
But they are only stored locally on the device, not your computer, right? E.g. if you purchase a book from Sony Connect, you actually have a local copy of your purchase on your personal harddisk.
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#16  JSWolf 11-19-2007, 10:41 AM
Sounds like a fairly closed system to me. Let's now welcome Amazon into the world of Apple.
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#17  dugbug 11-19-2007, 10:42 AM
Quote Alexander Turcic
But they are only stored locally on the device, not your computer, right? E.g. if you purchase a book from Sony Connect, you actually have a local copy of your purchase on your personal harddisk.
Oh I misunderstood you. Don't know.. it comes with a USB cable and supports flash cards, maybe there is a companion PC sync option? for a one-day-to-be-announced kindle-reader-for-the-pc?

-d
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#18  TallMomof2 11-19-2007, 10:47 AM
Quote dugbug
Oh I misunderstood you. Don't know.. it comes with a USB cable and supports flash cards, maybe there is a companion PC sync option? for a one-day-to-be-announced kindle-reader-for-the-pc?

-d
Everything I've read and watched at Amazon gives me the impression that there is no computer sync option. You simply hook up to the computer to transfer your own files. In one video there was emphasis that you do not need to use a computer at all to acquire and read books. It does support an SD card. There is also an "experimental" (Amazon's name) text based web browser.
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#19  dugbug 11-19-2007, 10:51 AM
engadget has hands-on post up

"We're a little worried that the absolutely massive page forward / back buttons might get inadvertently triggered here and there, though."

good thought
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#20  Alexander Turcic 11-19-2007, 10:53 AM
Quote dugbug
engadget has hands-on post up

"We're a little worried that the absolutely massive page forward / back buttons might get inadvertently triggered here and there, though."

good thought
Thanks for the pointer. Link: http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/19/amazon-kindle-first-hands-on/
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