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The Kindle

  1. cdulin87 profile image51
    cdulin87posted 7 years ago

    Are people buying the Kindle?

    1. FloBe profile image80
      FloBeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I'm getting one for Christmas and really looking forward to it smile

    2. 6hotfingers3 profile image61
      6hotfingers3posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think they are slowly buying the Kindle. It may be seen as a pricey items for those experiencing a financial crunch for now. I know it will catch on as soon as people understand the convenience it offers to people who want convenience  and organization in their lives. Great way to read as many books simultaneously without the bulk or pain.

    3. Man of Honour profile image60
      Man of Honourposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you want to see my review and thoughts on the new kindle then check out my hub page below

      http://hubpages.com/hub/portablebook?done

  2. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    I hope it doesn't.   Bright lights shining in your eyes, for long periods of time, isn't good for the eyes.  The gentle 'white' pages of a book won't damage the eyes.

    1. Bworky profile image75
      Bworkyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, stuff like the Kindle won't hurt your eyes at all.  The display doesn't have a backlight and is designed to look pretty much exactly like the pages of a book.  I have a different brand of ebook reader, and it really does look like reading a paperback.  No eyestrain at all, and variable font sizes so it is sometimes easier on my (bad) eyes than physical books.

      1. Man of Honour profile image60
        Man of Honourposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If you want to see my review and thoughts on the new kindle then check on the link below to view my hub

        http://hubpages.com/hub/portablebook?done

        1. Richieb799 profile image81
          Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Man of Honour, you aren't supposed to promote your own hubs unless it is in the 'extreme hub makeover' thread, you can get in trouble for self promotion links.

          1. Man of Honour profile image60
            Man of Honourposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Oh right thanks I didnt know that

            1. travelespresso profile image83
              travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Its true - but you can drop in some comments about your Kindle experiences in the forum! smile

  3. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I love my Kindle, and I'm a hopeless book lover. I love the feel of books, etc but the Kindle is so easy to use and it's designed with no backlighting like a computer screen, actually those spending all day and night in front of a computer monitor give their eyes a harder time than a Kindle.


    it's much easier to hold if you like to read in bed. it also has a lot of great features besides the ability to download a book in less than 60 seconds. and the books are cheaper to buy and there are many free books.

    yes, in answer to the OP, people are buying them.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The Kindle is also great when you fall asleep in the middle of reading, you don't lose your place. I think I have almost paid for my Kindle already with the money I have saved on books. I like how many are offered free for the first month.

      I'm reading the Autobiography of Mark Twain on my kindle. The physical version is over 600 pages so it would not be comfortable to read in bed and a lot of reviews complain about the small type. By the way, if Twain were alive today he would be all over the Kindle smile He loved technology.

      But, I still can get "real" books for half price at work and I take advantage of that smile

  4. Diane Inside profile image78
    Diane Insideposted 7 years ago

    I'm glad this post came up I am tossing around the idea of getting a kindle as opposed to other e-readers, I'd be interested to know people think of this  in comparrison to others that are on the market.

    Like what else do they do, I saw one once that had mobile internet, does the kindle?

    Just curious to what you get for the money.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The Kindle does have a very basic browser and free wireless.

      1. Diane Inside profile image78
        Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        okay good to know, when they first came out I had a patient waiting in the waiting area at work I was amazed at here ability to carry it with her and have several volumes in that little gadget.  Being a person who loves books this would simplify thinks so much.

        Thanks for the info.

    2. Bworky profile image75
      Bworkyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The higher priced (189) version of the Kindle has always on mobile internet.  It even comes with a basic browser.  (Can you tell I kinda want one?)  The lower priced one has built in wifi but no always on connection.  If you buy your books from Amazon, the Kindle is awesome.  It doesn't have a lot of format support beyond the Amazon stuff, though you can convert anything non-drmed to Amazon's format easily enough.

  5. profile image64
    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    Was reading that they sold 'millions' this year. Anywhere from 5 to 8 million.  Even if they sold all the cheap ones, at 139 dollars, that's over a billion dollars worth!  That's not counting the ebooks they sold!

 
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