I took THE LEAP! After much research, and thought, I purchased an e-reader from Amazon on Friday! The new generation Kindle (Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology).
Although Amazon has been offering their e-reader versions at a $25 savings, this savings has a hitch: at launch you will see advertisements displayed. The ads won’t be visible when you’re reading. I opted to pay full price ($189) to avoid ads.
I’m real excited to begin using the Kindle 3! I’m hoping that it will give me decent pdf capability. I’ll transfer just one (knitting pattern) pdf to my Kindle as a trial. From what I’ve read, The KINDLE DX reader gets higher marks for its pdf usefulness, but I don’t ask a lot from pdf software. My DROIDX has a pdf reader and it’s entirely satisfactory. I’ve downloaded 50% of my pdf knitting patterns into my Droidx. It’s been very handy as quick reference.
The shipping/tracking information from Amazon says delivery is scheduled for today!
I’m real curious how this Kindle 3G connectivity thing works. From what I’ve read, when I’m out of WiFi range, I can get internet connection via the 3G provided by ATT. Can order e-books from Amazon, or even check email! Is that true? Could I log in at Ravelry and download my pdf library into my Kindle? (I did this to get them into my Droidx)
Another route that can be employed to transfer my knitting pdf’s is hooking up the Kindle to my laptop via the USB cable included. That true?
I own about a dozen Kindle books that I’ve read using my Droidx Kindle app, or my “Kindle for PC” app. (both apps were free!) The KINDLE 3 has a 6" screen…2" larger than my Droidx screen.
The KINDLE DX has a whopper 9.7" screen for about double the price, but that size isn’t as portable as I prefer. The latest Kindle will slip into my pocket!
I’ve read that there are no deposits, no contracts, no monthly fees associated with the 3G + Wifi Kindle, however I can’t believe there won’t be some restrictions involved. What do you know about it?
Of course, when using either your home network Wifi, or free Wifi at a local hotspot, there would naturally be no restrictions or data limitations. But for the 3G internet connection??? :??
I’m dying to know.