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Not sure if anyone else saw this yet, but it seems to address many of the main complaints I have seen.

Not answers, but at least they are addressing it.

Full text below:

We want you to know...

Kindle Paperwhite is the best Kindle we've ever made by far, but there are certain limitations and changes from prior generations that we want you to know about.
Kindle Paperwhite does not have audio or Text-to-Speech. This makes the device smaller and lighter than it would otherwise be. Audio and an improved Text-to-Speech engine are supported on Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.

Under certain lighting conditions, the illumination at the bottom of the screen from the built-in light is not perfectly even. See examples of how the screen looks in different lighting conditions. These variations are normal and are located primarily in the margin where text is not present. The illumination is more even than that created by a book light or lighted cover. The contrast, resolution and illumination of the Paperwhite display is a significant step-up from our prior generation.

The Kindle Paperwhite has 2 GB of storage. Some previous Kindle models had 4GB of storage. 2GB allows you to hold up to 1,100 books locally on your device. In addition, your entire Kindle library is stored for free in the Amazon cloud, and you can easily move books from the cloud onto your device.
Thank you, and we hope you enjoy Kindle Paperwhite.
- The Kindle Team

The Book Corner / Re: LOTR finally available on Audible
« on: October 11, 2012, 03:26:26 am »
Added to my wishlist, can never have too many copies of the Tolkien books.

My only issue is, we had gotten the LOTR and Hobbit ebooks way back when they were first released...and they aren't the versions that whispersync with them.

The Book Corner / Re: First Steampunk Recommendations?
« on: October 11, 2012, 03:23:11 am »
Ah, one of my favorite sub-genres.  Most recently I enjoyed a Trilogy by Mark Hodder that had Sir Richard Francis Burton as the main character...thoroughly enjoyed it.

The first book is call "The Mysterious Affair of Springheeled Jack"

The Book Corner / Humble eBook Bundle
« on: October 09, 2012, 11:06:39 am »
So, my first time posting something here.

On the gamer side of my life there has been a cool think being done in the indie gaming world for the past few years.  It's call the Humble Bundle.  This is where game makers throw their product into a bundle and then the public can pay what they like and pick who gets what amount of that for the limited time.

Apparently they are expanding that to more than just games and soundtracks.

They started the Humble eBook Bundle today and it includes 6 eBooks for whatever price you want to pay, then if you exceed the average, you get two more books as well.  Currently it is at an average of $10.13 which is a steal for these books.

The place and setup is legit and the charities they serve are great.

I ordered the 3G PaperWhite with Special Offers...with an Onyx Case this afternoon (got $280 trade in for my Verizon iPhone 4...finally) and I got an October 22nd delivery estimate on the Kindle and an October 2nd delivery date for the case.

Didn't notice the notice on the page until afterward...hoping for earlier shipping :D

Oh and it's good to be back here on the boards...been since I had a K2 that I have popped in...tho I hear much of what happens from the Lovely wife (Mom133d aka Liz)

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The Paperwhite Poll - what did you order?
« on: September 12, 2012, 11:18:43 am »
It's been awhile since I was around here, good to see the community still rolling along.  My lovely wife (mom133d aka Liz) had ordered hers on the day it was announced, but it took me a few days to get interested...and admittedly it was the whispersync for voice that did me in.

I have an hour drive into my job for the past 6 years so I listen to most of my books...and have little spare time to read read.  But that job is ending in October and likely I will be closer to home wherever I find my next job, so I should have more time to read.

I ordered the 3G PaperWhite with Special Offers...with an Onyx Case.(and got a October 22nd shipping date)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Wanted: Ebook Cover Artist!
« on: August 16, 2011, 05:56:52 pm »

Mom133d (the better half) sent me over here to check out what you are needing.  I'm not a traditional fantasy artist by any means, but I do do some illustration and more to the point I do graphic design for a number of things.

If you are looking for something a bit more symbolic to represent the theme of the book, I can likely do something like that.  If you are looking for a Larry Elmore painting type design...that's out of my league.

I'd be willing to work with you to envision and try and create something, got to pay for the school loans. :)

if you want to check out some of my work (which is mostly logo work lately) hit then contact me through there or here if interested.


Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: June 10, 2010, 09:29:38 am »
Yeah...there are always options for pulling down whatever info you want.  it's not something I've ever had to do as I am connected 90% of the time. 

It would do away with having to use a client but you could if you want to.  gmail would just be a funnel.  You potentially could set gmail up to check everything and then use the pop setup for gmail to be able to check your mail on outlook or thunderbird or whatever.

The best part long as you configure the accounts can send from those emails you no need to log into another interface.

As always...let me know if you need more advice or have questions on this.


Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: June 10, 2010, 08:16:07 am »
Anytime Ann. :)

Are you 100% attached to using Outlook to do your mail?

If not, then I suggest doing something similar to what I did...using gmail to be your email "client".  It's a matter of setting up each account in your gmail settings and then it will check for that mail when it checks for your normal gmail.

What this does for you is to integrate your email setup with your phone.  You would use the google calendar to set up those appointments and it would instantly sync with your phone, you would maintain your contacts in gmail and that would push to and from the phone without any issue.  You could access any of your mail that your gmail gets and you can still retain all the options for leaving info on the server.

I have somewhere near 20 email addresses between my 4 or so domains and my throwaway addresses (yahoo, msn and such).  All of those (save my work email) are forwarded to my gmail or, if I need to respond from that specific address for something, checked by gmail.

That means I have two setups on my phone.  My exchange based work one and my gmail.  All my contacts are stored with gmail so that if I need them on my computer or my ipad or my phone I can get them.

It's essentially a funnel for my correspondence methods...makes it a ton easier to have access anywhere...even from a public computer terminal.

Just throwing that out there.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: June 10, 2010, 05:38:37 am »
And one more thing.  This method will not "sync" the contacts per se.  This will put the contacts into your gmail account.  Any changes you make on Outlook will not transfer over as those accounts are not tied together.  According to the thread, there are some beta type options for trying to do that but they sound complicated and not necessarily stable.

The calendar option sounds like it does do a sync type thing if you set it up correctly but not the contacts.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: June 10, 2010, 05:33:04 am »
And in that smae thread is this quick tutorial on syncing your outlook calendar with gmail

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: June 10, 2010, 05:30:27 am »
Thanks, Harm, will play some more when I get home.

Do you know if it will matter if there's more than one email addy that goes to Outlook? 

Hrm...interesting.  You question makes me wonder something.  You use Outlook on your computer and have it check your email for multiple email addresses?  Those emails aren't necessarily emails that are using a standard Outlook to Exchange server setup from what I am gathering.  Are those emails just something like yahoo or MSN addresses or something from your ISP like Comcast or some such?

If that is the case then setting up the "corporate" option isn't really going to do what you want it to do.  The contacts in your Outlook on your computer are likely not tied to any particular address but stored locally.

A quick Google and I found this. 

That link looks like your best option to bring your contacts into your device with the particular setup.

I used to use offline email clients such as Outlook and refused to try something else, until I found that I could have my Gmail check mail for all my other accounts to keep everything in one location and to keep it online so that I could check from any internet connection.

Let me know if you have other questions.


Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: June 10, 2010, 05:02:00 am »
Harm. . . . .I tried the steps you specified regarding syncing with Outlook. . . the choices are google, facebook, and corporate. . . .my outlook isn't corporate, just personal. . . .does that matter?

Also, I'm not sure I want to actually get the e-mail on the Droid. . .I mostly want my calendar and contacts to sync and NOT e-mail.

Corporate is the option for the outlook setup.  It doesn't matter if it isn't a corporate setup. 

You can setup the email account and then change the email check frequency to "never"  that should allow you to get the calendar and the contacts but not the mail.  Haven't tested that as I do want my gmail and work email both on my phone but it should logically work the way you want.



Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: June 09, 2010, 11:23:41 am »
Weatherbug, a compass, Amazon I can figure out.  What's Pandora and Fandago?

DS saw the Grocery Iq one. . . it must have been free 'cause I think that's how he'd sorted. . .maybe a reduced version.  He'd also told me about the flashlight. . . .last night I was looking for an app that would show a lighter flame so I could hold my phone up like everyone else at the concert for an encore.  ::)

Any book reader software floating around (that's worth the time to d/l and has books that work will with it.)

Do you find it easier to shop from the phone or your computer?

Also, do you know of an app or tool that will allow me to more easily sync my outlook contacts with the Droid?  I did have to set up a gmail account, of course, but I've not done a thing with it and don't anticipate making it a primary mail/contact/calendar thing unless that's really the best way to go. . . . .

Mom133d's Hubby here...

Yeah GroceryIQ just went free a month or so ago...great app if you take the time to set up the aisles and such the way you shop...I haven't done that yet but know it will work great once there.

As for Outlook contacts and syncing...the built in functions work great but you may have to make sure a check box is on for your contacts.

Go into settings then Accounts and Sync.  Select your outlook account and then in there there should be a sub menu for frequency and such as well as two check boxes, one for your calendar and one for your contacts.

Once those are checked your contacts should pull down just fine.  Mine are integrated with all my other contacts (Gmail, Facebook, Twitter) on the phone and work like a champ.

Let me know if you have any issues with that or if I am misunderstanding on what issues you are having.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Glee, anyone?
« on: May 20, 2010, 07:09:38 am »
So I am tiptoeing in and posting this link at the request of the lovely mom133d (the wife).  Were watching Glee last night and asked if she had happened to see this video when Artie's dance number came up...she had not but told me to go ahead and share it here.


Archives / Re: FS: K2 plus over $100 in accessories Now with Photos!
« on: March 25, 2010, 10:25:16 am »
Isn't the Square Trade Warranty 3 years? There should be just under 2 years left on it then.

Yep you are correct.  I misread it when I was chatting with her this morning.  It has just over two years left on the warranty.  Also I know she mentioned it but it does also have the ADH on it as well.  That's the accidental damage coverage for those not familiar.

I am a gadget geek and a former IT guy so I take care of my gear.  This baby is still in great condition.

The Book Corner / Re: Dean Koontz Odd Thomas Series Order
« on: April 28, 2009, 06:11:36 am »
The In Odd we trust book is a graphic novel, just so you know.  The events in the graphic novel actually take place before all the other books...but I think it makes more sense to read them in published order either way.

I'm a huge fan of the series as well.

Not Quite Kindle / RIP Bea Arthur.
« on: April 25, 2009, 03:28:13 pm »

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: POLL - For Kindle 2 owners only...
« on: April 25, 2009, 03:26:01 pm »
I had left it on whispernet for a day with no results...what I found is that I had to go in and actually trigger the network.  I just downloaded something from my archive and then I got it.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Kindle 2 and ipod shuffle Perform Bladerunner
« on: April 23, 2009, 07:47:35 pm »
I can't believe this didn't make it here yet.

Love the movie so I just had to share.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Help selling stuff on amazon
« on: April 23, 2009, 03:23:36 am »
Mom133d might chime in here as she handles most of the selling on Amazon when we do (mostly books) but I want to warn you to be careful.  There have been scammers hitting the site...especially for electronics.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Illustrated Ebooks?
« on: April 22, 2009, 05:28:28 am »
Most of the Darktower series by Stephen King have had a few illustrations in them as well.  They show up pretty good in my K2.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: New First on Mars K2 contest.
« on: April 21, 2009, 12:00:00 pm »
I'm running firefox without any type of ad blocker and the submit button is right there at the bottom like it should be.  I also don't exactly know the answer to the second question either.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Finding a font
« on: April 21, 2009, 10:50:59 am »
No problemo.  I use that site quite often...I tend to get projects that others have worked on and forgot to bundle up the fonts as well.  So I have to track things down to be able to edit them.

Let's Talk Kindle! / New First on Mars K2 contest.
« on: April 21, 2009, 10:49:05 am »
Since I won the first one I figured it was my duty to let you all know about the second one.

I'm not entering.  Can't push the luck too much.


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