Just returned from the Uk with a new Kindle Paperwhite and was loving it, and made me a convert from real books.
But Amazon ran a update after a few days and instead of enjoying the changing screensavers with amazing artisitic pen shots etc i find now that Waterstones have hijacked the screen with a quote and logo which they say is not advertising and never changes.
Have been offered a refund but dont really want to part with it also not sure how they would do it from here in NZ
This is really just a warning in case you are travelling and can find one, glad Tesco's didint have any stock hate to think what they would put on it
Waterstones reply below
Thank you for your email regarding your Kindle Paperwhite from Waterstones. I am sorry you are disappointed by the addition of a Waterstones screensaver after the recent software update to Kindle. It is our view that this screensaver does not constitute advertising and differs substantially to the advertising-supported Kindles available to the US market. The Waterstones screensaver is a non-dynamic, static image that will change infrequently and not advertise any specific product, offer or website.
It is not possible to remove the Waterstones screensaver to replace it with the former Amazon screensaver. We apologise that this change was made without consultation, and hope it does not detract from or alter your reading experience. However, if you feel it does, please let us know and we will arrange for the return of the device and a full refund.
I am sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.
Customer Service Team Waterstones.com