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Old 03-02-2011, 11:18 AM   #11
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I have a kindle as well as my iPad. Even though I have no used my kindle since getting my iPad I still think there is a place for the kindle. For short reading (30-60 minutes) the iPad is fine, unless it is outside in the sun or somewhere with a lot of glare. The kindle is excellent for outside and for longer reading. The iPad is much bigger and heavier than the kindle and you can not really easily read with one hand which is a big thing for me. I like to lie on the couch with an arm under my head and read that way. That is simple with the kindle, but a challenge for the iPad. Battery life for the kindle far surpasses the iPad too. We are talking apples and oranges. At home this is not a big deal, but when traveling it is.

I would say the iPad is a missing link sort of device. I do not use my iPhone as much as I did before, but I do still use it for many things. Some things are just better suited for the iPad. Cooking is a prime example. I have all my recipes on both iPhone and iPad. When I cook using a recipe I use one of those. With my iPhone I have to constanly scroll to see the next step. With the iPad everything usually fits on one page. I have the wifi only version of the iPad though so when I am out wiout wifi the iPhone is my Internet connection.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:21 AM   #12
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Alix, they have two versions,wifi only wifi and 3G. For 3G there is a monthly charge (but no contract). Wifi does not have any charges other than the initial cost of the iPad.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:38 AM   #13
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Interesting. Thanks.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:40 PM   #14
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Alix, they have two versions,wifi only wifi and 3G. For 3G there is a monthly charge (but no contract). Wifi does not have any charges other than the initial cost of the iPad.
That's what I thought. Just like the Kindle, the cheap one needs WiFi and the expensive job has it all! (Did I mention I got my Kindle for my birthday?)
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:44 PM   #15
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Are you loving it Alix?
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Are you loving it Alix?
Very much. I have about 50 books on it already!
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:42 PM   #17
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Are you able to retrieve a book that you have already paid for and read, or is the memory that large that they are all saved on the Kindle?
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Both. The kindle can hold thousands upon thousands of books, but you can delete them from the device and download them again as they are saved on Amazons servers.
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I got the poor man's ipad or the poor man's iphone, the ipod touch (lastest generation). Since I got the ipod I've been using my netbook and laptop less. I'd like to get the ipad, but probably not til next year. By then they're have the ipad 2.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:13 PM   #20
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Nice.
I bought one for my sister for Christmas, but all she has ever tells me is, I read another book, lol. I don't really know the inner workings of it.
I think I'll pick one up for myself. I don't think I have the need for an iPad, especially if they are lacking in the reading capabilities, but a Kindle would be nice.
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