Kindle questions

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  1. golly

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    I am thinking of hinting for a Kindle for Christmas:RollEyes: However I don't really know how they work:Doh:.

    Once downloaded, are the books stored on the devices memory, or do you have to have wi fi or 3G connection?

    Also, should I go for the standard Kindle or the 3G model. Hope some of you computer buffs can advise.

    Cheers John
     
  2. Hollyberry

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    I love my Kindle. It's so simple to use, can change the size of the text, download loads of free books., fits in my handbag. I've got the 3G version so it downloads books when you're sat in bed, out and about, whenever.
    I had a terrible concentration problem and the Kindle got me reading again. I was talking to someone from my widows group and she said the same thing--the simplicity and small page size of the Kindle seemed to help the concentration problem.

    They couldn't be simpler to use. Can only speak for the 3G but click on "sample" or buy book on Amazon and it appears in the Kindle in seconds. Keep it there or delete it in 2 clicks. Also because it isn't backlit (like a PC) it's easy on your eyesight.
     
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    Have a look here at the Kindle Users Forum, should answer most of your questions, but in short...go for 3G version you won't regret it, very useful piece of kit.


    http://www.kuforum.co.uk/


    Regards, Bryan
     
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    you can store approx 2000 books on the kindle's memory. I keep asking santa for one but I'm deaf and don't hear the request.
     
  5. golly

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    Thanks for the link Bryan, I shall have a look.

    John
     
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    I think you'll have to ask Santa for a handbag too Roger, of course I am assuming you don't have one?:RollEyes:
     
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    That sounds great, 2000 should last me a while:Rofl1:
     
  8. golly

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    Is a handbag compulsory or is it an option.:Rofl1:
     
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    You can't have a singular handbag--that's cruel, everyone knows they are happier in a pack, or even a herd.
     
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    not to worry I have a wide choice to suit all occasions:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    i have tescos, asda, morrisons and even a rare WALMART from the USA, hee hee
     
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    I have a 3G Kindle. It brings me great joy to receive my Independent paper in bed everyday day no matter where I am (as long as there is a mobile phone signal of course) but, if the truth be known, I mostly use the wi-fi function and would not find it difficult to live without the 3G feature.

    I don't know what the difference in cost is these days but if you are normally at home and you have your own wi-fi there then the 3G is a bit surplus to requirements...

    As for using it for emails etc ... I can't with mine 'cos I think it is registered in the USA somehow so doesn't work in Europe for web browsing.

    The once I used it in the UK it was very, very slow and tricky but useable just.

    For emails and quick short browses of the web I use my smart phone...

    JJ
     
  12. golly

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    Thanks JJ, Price is about £85 for normal and £140 for 3G, I don't know how often I would use 3G as I would probably download books prior to going away, and I have a Net book and a smart phone if I need to browse the web. Decisions, decisions !
     
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    You and my dear better half would get on great . Im convinced she can smell handbag shops , as without fail she will find them no problem , on a first visit to any town , during our MH travels.
     
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    Neither I nor Mrs. JayDee has the 3G kindle. I have downloaded on mine all sorts of stuff (Candide, a bit of Plato, Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom Omnibus, lots of classic SciFi and Fantasy, Sherlock Holmes...:RollEyes:). Got enough to keep me going for months. When I've read it all I'll change it for other stuff. So far all I've downloaded are free from Amazon, Gutenberg Project, Obooko and such like :Cool:. My view is that as I don't subscribe to newspapers or magazines I don't need the 3G facility. I get the news on line on the computer.

    But that's just me. If you want your daily newspaper, or whatever, then the 3G is probably a must.


    John
     
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    I would pay the extra for the 3G. It's great being abroad and buying (free) books. the 3G is FOC to use:thumb:
     
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    treacle, does that mean there is no charge at all to download data from where ever?
     
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    Yes its free and I would not go overseas without it, it can be a bit slow but I have to remind myself that its free and any use of smart phone the cost would go through the roof.
     
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    At last !.......

    I have a Kindle, it is a mystery to me (I have problems setting an alarm !) I will rack your brains when I get to your place, driving a Kindle lesson coming up !:thumb::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    When you say the "normal" one do you mean the Kindle light ? This is the one I was thinking of buying. I don't go abroad any more so don't think I need the 3g. Anyone got the "light" ?
     
  20. golly

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    The £89 one is the wi-fi 6" version.
     

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