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  Reply # 312631 29-Mar-2010 22:08
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Actually hang on, I have an idea. give me a sec, I'll post a screenshot..

Watch this space





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  Reply # 312634 29-Mar-2010 22:11
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Aaroona: Actually hang on, I have an idea. give me a sec, I'll post a screenshot..

Watch this space


Watching......hope the wait is worth it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 312640 29-Mar-2010 22:15
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damn, my idea didn't pan out. :( Stupid Apple.

But all you'd need is a valid US address, by the looks of things.
Your current credit card would obviously work.


I see you can pay via paypal now,
which is good.





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  Reply # 313277 31-Mar-2010 00:12
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Hmmm.  iPad not available in NZ until August and the distinct possibility that if you parallel one in then it may not have access to the iBook market etc ...

Makes me more interested in an Android MID.  Looking again at the Enso Zenpad that I posted about yesterday, they state shipping should take up to 10 days.  The device was aparantly available for order on 20 March, today is 30 March, so some people should have got theirs now and raced to put up some unboxing vids and reviews etc.  But the Internet is empty.  That is discouraging!  As mentioned in my earlier post I wouldn't be interested in purchasing from an unknown like this without some good reviews from reputable sites.

On the plus side the hardware isn't complete vapourware, here is a video of the original-branded version of the device.

On the negative side here is a fascinating flamewar between a talented sleuth and the Enso guys about whether this is a scam.  Entertaining reading and definitely something to give you pause before handing over any cash!




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  Reply # 313307 31-Mar-2010 07:23
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ald: Hmmm.  iPad not available in NZ until August and the distinct possibility that if you parallel one in then it may not have access to the iBook market etc ...


Hang on that first part hasn't been confirmed yet! I read that somewhere yesterday (NBR?) but it certainly wasn't an official announcement, so at this point it's pure speculation.

It was stated when the iPad was announced that the iBook app would be released worldwide at the end of the year, so yeah there would be a good chance the iPad would release here without the iBook app available yet. However its been confirmed Amazon are developing their Kindle app for the iPad so as long as it's approved we won't be left in complete e-book darkness waiting for the iBook app to arrive.

 

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  Reply # 313308 31-Mar-2010 07:25
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My guess is that apple would turn amazons application down. We all know how apple works





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  Reply # 313309 31-Mar-2010 07:30
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It'll be interesting. There's already a Kindle app for the iPhone, but then again reading a book on that is a much different experience to the iPad, and it would certainly be competing directly with Apple's iBookstore.

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  Reply # 313399 31-Mar-2010 10:34
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Apple may surprise us all. However, on past form I'd say Amazon has a snowballs chance of its Kindle software making it onto the iPad. I'd love to eat my words however, as Churchill said:

"In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet. "




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  Reply # 313500 31-Mar-2010 15:19
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I will probably get mine from Aussie late April early May..
Just hope Vodafone or preferably Telecom is on the ball for the 3G micro sim. Plus decent data plan.

From around the traps:

Any EPub format books can be put on the iPad through iTunes ~ Check new version today :) 
Check out Calibri to change eBook formats.

Most Apps can be used on the iPad with doubled pixels, maybe OK for some.

Have the case just need the iPad to put in it.

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  Reply # 313582 31-Mar-2010 18:49
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ald: Apple may surprise us all. However, on past form I'd say Amazon has a snowballs chance of its Kindle software making it onto the iPad. I'd love to eat my words however, as Churchill said:

"In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet. "


Funny you mentioned Churchill because I reckon if you shaved your goatee, shoved a cigar in your mouth and a bowler on your head you would be a spitting imageLaughing (Churchill in his younger days of course)

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  Reply # 313934 1-Apr-2010 15:41
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I'll be honest I fell for it.

http://www.firstin.co.nz/products/apple%2Dipad/ 

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  Reply # 314399 3-Apr-2010 15:39
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ald: Apple may surprise us all. However, on past form I'd say Amazon has a snowballs chance of its Kindle software making it onto the iPad. I'd love to eat my words however, as Churchill said:

"In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet. "



Kindle App. available on iPad already according to Gizmodo.

I find technical books great on the iTouch/PC versions of Kindle App. esp. where you are regularly referring back to various sections. Just the screen a bit small on the iTouch. Lifestyle reading might be a bit slower to catch on but will in time.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/02/ipad-roundup-idisplay-extended-desktop-plus-kindle-time-and-m/

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  Reply # 314406 3-Apr-2010 16:10
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is $499 a good price on firstin? or is it a fraud? sorry i'm a bit blurr

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  Reply # 314410 3-Apr-2010 16:20
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joker97: is $499 a good price on firstin? or is it a fraud? sorry i'm a bit blurr


Did you not read my post just above this? What date was it posted?

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  Reply # 314411 3-Apr-2010 16:23
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corksta: It'll be interesting. There's already a Kindle app for the iPhone, but then again reading a book on that is a much different experience to the iPad, and it would certainly be competing directly with Apple's iBookstore.


So the Kindle app is now live for the iPad! 

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