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Topic # 108864 7-Sep-2012 09:35
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Called the Kindle Paperwhite, better contrast and higher more pixels but I think most significant built in light and 8 weeks battery life with light on all the time!!

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  Reply # 682691 7-Sep-2012 09:41
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I'd get it for the back lighting alone.




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  Reply # 682704 7-Sep-2012 10:24
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I am weighing up between the new Kindle with fibre optic backlight and the new Kobo Touch Gol announced yesterday.   I dont go much by their claimed battery life.  I have a Kindle Touch that claimed 2 months that I get 3 to 4 days out of a charge.  The Kobo touch I get 5 to 6 days out of.




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  Reply # 682706 7-Sep-2012 10:29
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Gilco2: I am weighing up between the new Kindle with fibre optic backlight and the new Kobo Touch Gol announced yesterday.   I dont go much by their claimed battery life.  I have a Kindle Touch that claimed 2 months that I get 3 to 4 days out of a charge.  The Kobo touch I get 5 to 6 days out of.


That's interesting. I get easily a month out of my Kindle 3 (keyboard one). Do you do lots of wifi browsing?




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  Reply # 682708 7-Sep-2012 10:34
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Gilco2: ... I dont go much by their claimed battery life.  I have a Kindle Touch that claimed 2 months that I get 3 to 4 days out of a charge.  The Kobo touch I get 5 to 6 days out of.


Hmmm, I too have a Kindle Touch, and (particularly with wifi turned off) I get over a month of use between charges..

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  Reply # 682710 7-Sep-2012 10:35
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Looks tasty. Reasonably priced too.




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  Reply # 682721 7-Sep-2012 11:05
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how long before people who dislike it call it the Kindle 'Paperweight'

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  Reply # 682839 7-Sep-2012 15:18
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Anyone know if it will ship here? It currently says will not ship. Only the non touch one will?

My mum wants one for her bday and doesn't mind it a bit late but does not want to wait and still. It be able to get one

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  Reply # 683524 9-Sep-2012 19:09
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I notice there are several new improved Kindle Fire HD models as well, but we have yet to see the first Fire on sale in NZ yet....

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  Reply # 683528 9-Sep-2012 19:14
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I will wait for reviews perhaps. Havent seen a picture of the new Kobo Glo or pricing.  Will wait until I know pricing of Kobo models before making decision on which if any to get of new models




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  Reply # 683673 10-Sep-2012 08:28
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merve0o0: Anyone know if it will ship here? It currently says will not ship. Only the non touch one will?

My mum wants one for her bday and doesn't mind it a bit late but does not want to wait and still. It be able to get one


It looks like initially at least it is only shipping in the US. I would expect it to open up to other countries but when is anyone's guess. You could look at using someone like shipito. It is my wife's birthday mid November so I am going to hang on for a bit and see if the shipping options open up.







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  Reply # 687679 18-Sep-2012 12:38
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Have the Nook Glowlight and can say that the backlight is well worth an upgrade for anyone wavering. Once you have it you wont look back.

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  Reply # 687697 18-Sep-2012 13:07
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magu: I'd get it for the back lighting alone.


Not wishing to be pedantic but I think it's 'front lighting' which I understand is the main attraction - doesn't produce the eye-strain that back-lighting (like iPad) does. Think it's done by a row of LEDs around the frame of the screen or sumfing like that.

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  Reply # 687705 18-Sep-2012 13:25
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magu: I'd get it for the back lighting alone.


Not wishing to be pedantic but I think it's 'front lighting' which I understand is the main attraction - doesn't produce the eye-strain that back-lighting (like iPad) does. Think it's done by a row of LEDs around the frame of the screen or sumfing like that.


"The screen uses fiberoptic cables to spread light evenly across the screen when reading with the light on."

To-may-to, to-mah-to.

Light sources appear to be from the rows of LEDs around the frame, but distribution of light could not happen the way it is described in the quote above without the cables being noticeable in front of the e-ink screen. Maybe a mash-up of the two?

Let's call it built-in lighting, then.




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  Reply # 687706 18-Sep-2012 13:25
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merve0o0: Anyone know if it will ship here? It currently says will not ship. Only the non touch one will?

My mum wants one for her bday and doesn't mind it a bit late but does not want to wait and still. It be able to get one


It looks like initially at least it is only shipping in the US. I would expect it to open up to other countries but when is anyone's guess. You could look at using someone like shipito. It is my wife's birthday mid November so I am going to hang on for a bit and see if the shipping options open up.


I have updated the Geekzone Amazon Kindle order page - now including a link to the NZ Post YouShop service, which should replace Shipito nicely ;)






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  Reply # 687790 18-Sep-2012 16:14
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I have already ordered one of these and will be getting it via the YouShop service. Unfortunately have to wait till the almost the end of October before it ships but long as it arrives before mid November I will be happy (birthday present for wife).







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