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Great review, and thanks for the helpful graphics.
I think I'll keep my Kindle 3 for now though, at least until the Touch becomes available here...
Yet more evidence of US companies ripping off British consumers. In the US this costs $79 (using an ex-rate of 1.57) so that should be a UK price of around £50!!!! And the touch screen version costs $99 (not sold in the UK!) that's around £58. Avoid until they lower the price.
There are two versions of this I believe in the US, ad-supported and ad free (ad supported being the cheaper of the two). We only get the ad free version which costs $109 US, so ours is around around the same price.
dlano's right on this one. We're not particularly getting done over on price but we certainly are on choice. Hopefully they'll sort it out within the next few months - although I imagine we might continue to miss out on ad-supported editions.
I really wanted to like this Kindle, but (a) the D-Pad based keyboard makes even annotation impossible (b) their PDF reader remains poor (when compared to the Sony).
I guess this device makes sense if you principally want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem and read the books they sell. If you want a device where you can store and read other content (e.g. technical papers), shelling out the additional £50 for the Sony Touch Wi-Fi still seems the way to go.
The $79 one is ad supported, the one without ads is $109:http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eReader-eBook-Reader-e-Reader-Special-Offers/dp/B0051QVESA
This works out at £70. Factor in the VAT and you will see that the price is fair enough.
My wish list. Improve the pdf reader, better handling of footnotes, add in folders in the file system for books/paper and for music (or playlists). Removing the keyboard - not so much though I don't use it.
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