Originally Posted by maccherry
Amazon an their whole Kindle is a joke to me.
My girlfriend got the low end monchrome kindle( what a piece of junk) from them clowns over at Best Brick, I mean Best Buy. Set up was a pain, and buying a book doesn't allow the user to be prompted with a second tier option that allows them to reconsider buying the product. You press pay and ch ching it goes. I hate that. To buy something I want to enter a code damnit!
And when the kindle is off the tablet displays advertising. What a joke!!
And it should be apparent that Amazon doesn't make those kindles. They buy them from an OEM
in China or Korea.
What's funny is that iBooks on iPod touch, iPhone or any Mac is a vastly superior experience than any of those kindles.
I don't want to be supporting eInk readers here but what you have to say is really ignorant of what these readers are.
Setup pain? What setup, you can copy books to your device the moment it is plugged in. Or get them from a library. The process is quite simple.
You don't have to buy books from Amazon. But if you do, then you can read them on your Kindle, iPad and iPod/iPhone. And the Kindle app remembers where you read as you switch between devices, pretty cool!
Kindles show advertizing only if you buy it at at the ad-subsidized price. Pay a bit more and you don't see ads.
I love my iPad but when I pop out for lunch, I bring my kindle. It fits nicely in a jacket pocket and light-weight. The iPad, not so much.
And it is nice to be able to read inside and out. Hopefully Apple will find a way in a future iPad to see the screen in bright light, but at this time this is a big limitation.
So, it is unfortunate that your girlfriend had a bad experience with her Kindle. Perhaps an iPad is a better choice for her needs. But for people that want a light-weight and convenient device to read books, the eInk devices (Kindle, etc) are a much better option.