Originally Posted by skittlebrau79
Yeah…so? The same is true with my iPhone but I don't complain there. In fact it's more true with the iPhone because the service is MUCH more expensive then the cost of books over 2 years. You don't get anything tangible with the iPhone except airtime. At least with the Kindle the cost of the service + book yields something tangible.
"Yeah...so?" What kind of response is that?
the AT&T 3G srvice is like all other high speed data services. It doesn't limit you to anything. The Kindle's isn't even a real service. It's just a store link. It seems nice that you are getting it, but it's minimal at best.
Don't make that comparison, it doesn't exist.
If you add the cost of the "tangible" service you're getting, books, then it costs far more for what you are getting, because that's all you are getting. Once you finish reading the book, then what? You can't lend it to someone without lending the entire device. You can't sell it, because you're not allowed to. You can't even give it away without giving the entire Kindle away with it. So what great value is that? I can buy the same books at Barnes & Noble for much less.
By the way, an electronic book isn't tangible property because you don't own it.
I never said it was just about rez. For one the iPhone has a smaller-make that MUCH smaller-screen. Anybody with a brain can see that—have you ever even seen the Kindle in person?
Another person who doesn't bother to read posts.
You HAVE to pinch and squeeze if you need to see something that has a poorly chosen typeface (like half the Web sites out there). A paperback is around 5-6 inches, about the same size as the Kindle. You'll spend a LOT more time pinching and squeezing and scrolling on the iPhone then the Kindle. Yes its a little slow but not that slow, but that's a lot better the scrolling every 10 seconds.
You were talking about reading books, not surfing the web, which you can't do with the Kindle anyway.
The Kindle is much slower when reading books, which, again, is what you were talking about, and so was I.
What a dumbass comment. I don't really care what you think, especially since you seem to just want to deride anybody that doesn't agree, based on your other posts here.
You're talking about being a dumbass?
Some of you Kindle people think you've found the perfect device, and that you're special because of it. Get over it.
But I can read a book for several hours without an problem. You really haven't used the iPhone for this. I've read for as long as 4 hours a day on the phone, and it was still working fine.
You cannot read a book for several hours on my iPhone. Mine is already dying, and I know several other people whose batteries have noticeably started to die more quickly. I took it to the Apple store, and they admitted this will happen over time. Last time I watched a movie on my phone for 2 hours, it was at 50% when the movie finished (not to mention my eyes felt like they were going to explode). If I leave my iPhone unplugged overnight, which happens when I'm on the road and don't want to carry around my cable, its battery is at 60% or so. And like I said it's not that it will die after reading a book for 4 hours, I just don't want it to die in the middle of an important phone conversation…some of us actually use our iPhone as a phone
so when you drain 40-50% of the battery just "reading" on it, that limits the amount of time you can spend on the phone.[/QUOTE]
You see wiseguy, now you're telling me what I haven't done. not so different, is it?
I've read several dozen books on my iPhone, and I've read for several hours at a time. But I don't read for five hours straight. The longest has been four hours, and yes, it works very well for that amount of time. I just turn WiFi off since it isn't being used anyway, and the screen isn't at the highest brightness. It's just fine.
I always plug all my electronic devices in every night. It's no big deal. It only takes about 90 minutes to recharge.
We all use our devices differently. I don't spend several hours talking on the phone every day. Nor do I read from it for several hours each day. I still buy books. I just bought four a couple of days ago. This is just another method to do what I've been doing since I was a kid.
Someday, when all books, magazines, etc are available on digital devices, that will change. But now, most books are not, esp. new ones.