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Old 11-10-2012, 18:10
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Available for preorder now on Amazon UK, Christmas has come early!
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Old 11-10-2012, 18:59
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Available for preorder now on Amazon UK, Christmas has come early!
Very tempting!
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Old 11-10-2012, 19:06
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Available from 25 October, only the wi-fi version though.

Hope the 3G version comes soon...

ETA correction: The 3G will be available from that date too, happy days!
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Old 11-10-2012, 19:08
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Available from 25 October, only the wi-fi version though.

Hope the 3G version comes soon...
3G version is available too: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294
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Old 11-10-2012, 19:23
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They're buggers! I've just bought the touch. Think I will sell my keyboard and keep my touch as a spare.
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Old 11-10-2012, 19:33
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It's not an issue for me, but it should be noted that the MP3 player and other audio features have been dropped for the Paperwhite.
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Old 11-10-2012, 19:38
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Really pleased to see this
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Old 11-10-2012, 19:39
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And we are getting the Lending Library later on in the month for Prime subscribers. Yay!
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Old 11-10-2012, 20:49
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Saw the Facebook post from Amazon UK in my news feed. Pre-ordered!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 21:09
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This was the Kindle that I really wanted, not sure if I can justify it at the moment though, hmmm. I might treat myself after Christmas.
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Old 11-10-2012, 21:49
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Ordered!
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Old 11-10-2012, 21:58
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Just cancelled the one I had order from the states as that was due to be shipped Nov hope this ones a bit sooner depends on demand, and pre-ordered here very surprised was thinking next year for uk release.
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Old 11-10-2012, 22:00
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It's not an issue for me, but it should be noted that the MP3 player and other audio features have been dropped for the Paperwhite.
They want you to get buy the kindle fire for that going forward, so you bathe in amazon store.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:16
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About time this happened, no light was a major flaw in the old kindles.

Are they identical size to the kindle touch, and can you have 2 kindles registered with amazon at the same time and redownload all your old content to the new one for free.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:50
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About time this happened, no light was a major flaw in the old kindles.

Are they identical size to the kindle touch, and can you have 2 kindles registered with amazon at the same time and redownload all your old content to the new one for free.
They're very *slightly* smaller and thinner than the Touch, the leather covers sold to go with the Paperwhite are advertised as being unsuitable for the Touch.

You can have more than one Kindle registered at the same time, and your old content can be "synced", i.e. downloaded for free.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:15
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And we are getting the Lending Library later on in the month for Prime subscribers. Yay!
Now this might just tempt me into a Kindle purchase.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:54
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Now this might just tempt me into a Kindle purchase.
Looks like you can only borrow one book per month at the moment, When they incase the number I think it will bring many more people to the Kindle (thats if they order enough stuff to make being a PRIME customer worthwhile)
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:06
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They're very *slightly* smaller and thinner than the Touch, the leather covers sold to go with the Paperwhite are advertised as being unsuitable for the Touch.

You can have more than one Kindle registered at the same time, and your old content can be "synced", i.e. downloaded for free.
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So if they are slightly smaller guess they should fit into the kindle touch cases.
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Old 12-10-2012, 23:01
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Well have pre-ordered mine, went for super saver as amazon wanted over 6 quid to send it first class, what a take on.

I hope the light is decent and not just some half hearted lighweight attempt to satisfy customers, if it dont do a good enough job then mine will be going back to them.
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Old 13-10-2012, 09:08
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Well have pre-ordered mine, went for super saver as amazon wanted over 6 quid to send it first class, what a take on.

I hope the light is decent and not just some half hearted lighweight attempt to satisfy customers, if it dont do a good enough job then mine will be going back to them.
You might even get it the same day as those who used first class. I remember when the kindle keyboard first came out, those who used first class and supersaver were getting them on the same day anyway.
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Old 13-10-2012, 13:39
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You might even get it the same day as those who used first class. I remember when the kindle keyboard first came out, those who used first class and supersaver were getting them on the same day anyway.
Yeah maybe, my dispatch estimate is Wednesday which is the day before release and considering the cost doubt it will be sent by standard royal mail post but rather a carrier with a signed for service. Often even super saver will get a 24 hour service with this. Its not an issue if it dont turn up to a few days after, I just wont pay 6.10 or whatever it was for first class. I just hope if it is by carrier its not home delivery network or whatever they are called now, they are shocking, it could arrive anytime if its being sent by them. I cant believe amazon wold still use such a cowboy company as HDN. The last item that came via them never turned up and hdn didn't even have a record of it. Amazon were pretty good, got another sent out to me by 24 hour carrier and sent me a 15 quid e-voucher for all the hassle.
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Old 14-10-2012, 16:31
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i just dont read in dark places
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Old 19-10-2012, 13:54
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Apparently theres a lot of complaints from US customers who've bought the paperwhite saying the bottom of the kindle screen is darker due to the backlight and appears like there is 4 dark blotches on the bottom. Also a few people are complaining that there are colour blotches (blues and pinks) on the screen also.

I think i'll hold off ordering one until i've seen one up close to check it out.
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Old 19-10-2012, 14:19
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Apparently theres a lot of complaints from US customers who've bought the paperwhite saying the bottom of the kindle screen is darker due to the backlight and appears like there is 4 dark blotches on the bottom. Also a few people are complaining that there are colour blotches (blues and pinks) on the screen also.

I think i'll hold off ordering one until i've seen one up close to check it out.
Yes I've seen all the reviews on amazon.com complaining about this. I had pre-ordered it but have cancelled it now as some of the pics ive seen of the defective screen looked quite bad and even i could see the discoloured spots. Decided to go for the Kobo glo after seeing it in the flesh this week.
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Old 19-10-2012, 14:30
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Yes I've seen all the reviews on amazon.com complaining about this. I had pre-ordered it but have cancelled it now as some of the pics ive seen of the defective screen looked quite bad and even i could see the discoloured spots. Decided to go for the Kobo glo after seeing it in the flesh this week.
So you are leaving the Amazon garden? Do you have a lot of Kindle books to "process"? One thing I'd miss with ePub readers is a seamlessness of purchasing a book. Now I can sit in a train, finished reading a free sample. I can buy and start reading it in a minute.
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