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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:01 PM   #31 (permalink)
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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.

Please, how much is iPad (probably in Euro) in your location ?

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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #32 (permalink)
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i never understood what the fuss about that kindle was, it's a POS in my eyes

get an ipad and never look back (the free stock market apps are awesome too)

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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Response from Amazon:

At this time, translate utility to mother language feature is not available on Kindle. We're regularly working on improvements to your Kindle experience. I've let the Kindle team know you're interested in this feature.

Instead Kindle comes with "The New Oxford American Dictionary" already on your Kindle. It's formatted to work with Kindle's Look Up and Search functions. Visit the link below to find additional dictionaries that can be used as the default dictionary on Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/b/?&node=2224239011

Unfortunately, no foreign language dictionary available.

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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:35 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Please, how much is iPad (probably in Euro) in your location ?

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Too expensive, waiting for price to come down.

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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #35 (permalink)
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apple doesnt drop prices a lot my macpro was almost 2 years the same price

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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #36 (permalink)
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apple doesnt drop prices a lot my macpro was almost 2 years the same price


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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:53 PM   #37 (permalink)
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sure all tryingnto copy the same look

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Old July 30th, 2010, 03:04 PM   #38 (permalink)
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apple doesnt drop prices a lot my macpro was almost 2 years the same price

That is the truth. I have two MacBooks for about two years now, and the prices of their respective new models are understandably even higher; and my models' prices never dropped a cent. They never gonna drop their prices (unless you go for refurbished and second-hands); so I'll get my new iPad in August.

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Old August 10th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #39 (permalink)
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This is my first post at BMT - appropriate that it's technology related as I'm a tech geek

I have a differing opinion regarding ebook readers. I own the ipad, and i find it's a terrible ebook reader - it's big (can't comfortably hold it in one hand), screen is glossy and reflective (for me, a worse experience than reading from my netbook or PC. In fact, I'm not at all that crazy about my ipad purchase - good for web browsing, but that's one of the last things I want to do. Plus my netbook is great and it has a keyboard!

Now I've used the kobo for a month and I loved it, but it's not supported here in Canada, plus the kindle specs are better. But the conclusion I came to - a dedicated ebook reader is far superior for those who are avid readers.

So I'm ready to take the kindle plunge but unsure of which size to purchase. I'm leaning towards the 9.7" screen, given I'll likely read a number of technical analysis texts with charts, but I'd love to hear anyone's specific experience with either size.

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