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I am sure that I will buy a Kindle or an Ipad, whatever is more comfortable for reading. I am just waiting for the technology to ripen a bit. I do not like to be the first one to have a new gadget.

When I bought my first PC, I realized one year later that it had lost 70% of its value. From there on, I only bought last year's products. Never regretted this. Always looking for good deals, is some fun.

When I am reading a PDF, HTML or text files on my PC, I use a small utility that can translate all English words via mouse click. My first e-book reader will have that capability as well, even if the designer of the e-book does not know it yet.

If it can fast translate from one language to another via touchscreen, it will for sure beat all traditional books.

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Amazon is releasing a new version of the Kindle with Wi-fi and a updating the 3G model to include Wi-Fi. Looks like a few other minor improvements too.

New Kindles now available for pre-order -- Engadget

Really good news for me as I would prefer to save the $50 as I really don't need the 3G. Especially since I can Wi-Fi tether it to my phone

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I got my Ipad and reading BM on it works perfectly !!

I also place many books on it and it's awesome. That kindle is a toy compared to the ipad.

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I am sure that I will buy a Kindle or an Ipad, whatever is more comfortable for reading. I am just waiting for the technology to ripen a bit. I do not like to be the first one to have a new gadget.

When I bought my first PC, I realized one year later that it had lost 70% of its value. From there on, I only bought last year's products. Never regretted this. Always looking for good deals, is some fun.

When I am reading a PDF, HTML or text files on my PC, I use a small utility that can translate all English words via mouse click. My first e-book reader will have that capability as well, even if the designer of the e-book does not know it yet.

If it can fast translate from one language to another via touchscreen, it will for sure beat all traditional books.

There will be lots and lots of apps available on iPad. Go for iPad. I plan to get mine in August.

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I've had a Kindle for a while and as BM said its great from the eink technology aspect, it really does go ez on the eyes.. That being said the tablets are getting to me.. holding out on the ipad to see what the hp slate will look like and also if apple will come out with a macbook tablet.. i rather have a real os

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Thanks for the answer. I do not want lots of apps, just the one which allows me to translate all English words that I do not understand by just touching them. That is my dream. Reading foreign language books and touch every offending word to make it confess immediately!



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There will be lots and lots of apps available on iPad. Go for iPad. I plan to get mine in August.

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Thanks for the answer. I do not want lots of apps, just the one which allows me to translate all English words that I do not understand by just touching them. That is my dream. Reading foreing language books and touch every offending word to make it confess immediately!

Yeah, you'll just pick whichever suits you out of the lot; that's what
I mean.

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Let me remind you, this American wants to move out of the country and retire on some far away island.

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Like New Zealand eh Mike .

Mike, eBooks are not big yet in NZ, world copyright issues slow down the release of such things outside of the USA. But tell me, why are eBooks so expensive ie nearly the price of the hardcover. Surely the price should be a fraction given the efficent distribution mechanism. Surely if they priced the eBook more sensibly, not only would they sell a lot more, but they would probably reduce the incidence of pirated copies of books.

Furthermore, I struggle with the price of eBooks when you think that as a customer your ability to deal with that eBook is limited compared to a hardcover ie you cannot resell it 2nd hand.

PS: my view is much the same for electronic versions of music and movies. If the distributors priced the electronic version at a discount that truely reflects the significantly reduced cost of distribution (and reproduction) they would a) sell a lot more and b) reduce the piracy market.


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Like New Zealand eh Mike .

Mike, eBooks are not big yet in NZ, world copyright issues slow down the release of such things outside of the USA. But tell me, why are eBooks so expensive ie nearly the price of the hardcover. Surely the price should be a fraction given the efficent distribution mechanism. Surely if they priced the eBook more sensibly, not only would they sell a lot more, but they would probably reduce the incidence of pirated copies of books.

Furthermore, I struggle with the price of eBooks when you think that as a customer your ability to deal with that eBook is limited compared to a hardcover ie you cannot resell it 2nd hand.

PS: my view is much the same for electronic versions of music and movies. If the distributors priced the electronic version at a discount that truely reflects the significantly reduced cost of distribution (and reproduction) they would a) sell a lot more and b) reduce the piracy market.

I believe the price is determined not by what it should cost, but what people are willing to pay. Supply/demand, etc. Is an ebook a commodity? I know for me, when I chose the Kindle vs the Barnes and Noble Nook, or even the other ebook devices at the time, I mainly chose kindle based on Amazon's selection. They had the widest selection of books I wanted, and they had the best prices. I've been an Amazon customer forever, back when all they sold was books. Whereas Barnes and Noble has less selection, and higher prices, so it made choose the Kindle an easy one.

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The Kindle is already dead


Yesterday I had a contact with an application developper. The Kindle device cannot be accessed by software developpers, so they cannot add their apps. This means that the Kindle never will have an integrated tool, which translates English words.

For the IPAD, you can get Kindle Apps as a free donwload. I can then read all e-books from Amazon and other suppliers and use my translation tool, which is browser-based and will translate all unknown words via popup.

It is now clear that the Kindle is a dead end of evolution, so I will wait a bit for prices to go down, before I purchase an IPAD or something similar that will allow me to read English books with all the comfort that I expect.

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