Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Apr 2011 22:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "We've been waiting for this day: our little reader would finally become a big boy tablet - without having to resort to any sort of hackery. We knew it was coming and, as of now, owners of the Barnes & Noble Nook Color should be receiving notices that their devices are ready to drop those training wheels and run some proper apps. Flash web browsing, downloads, games, e-mail, it's all here."
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Yup, at this price point I would totally buy it... but sadly, I guess that's the price of the A5 version, which does not do what I want. As far as I remember, the large Kindle is still around €400.

The service which I'm looking for when I consider buying a Kindle is "being able to read electronic documents which I can't simply get in a paper form, in a comfortable fashion".

Most of the concerned documents are A4-sized manuals and scientific papers. Reading them on an A5-sized device. would result in super-tiny rendering, annoying scrolling, or hazardous refactoring of the document which generally simply doesn't work.

At its current price point, the A4 Kindle is not a reasonable deal. I don't necessarily ask for Internet access, games, or another specific other functionality, I just think that for this price, this device should do *something* else. It's up to Amazon to find out what would be suitable (e.g. what about reducing the hassle of computer-reader transfers ?)

Edited 2011-04-26 13:33 UTC

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