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Old 11-16-2010, 08:49 PM
 
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I'd buy an iPad before I'd buy either of these. Its far more useful and versatile and you can download the Kindle APP free. Apple - iPad - The best way to see the web, email, and photos.

I have an iPad and an original kindle. For reading, nothing beats e-Ink. I can't stand to read a book on the iPad
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:11 AM
 
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I have neither.

I do read a few books a month and a few newspapers per day, however.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The microprocessor inside of the kindle is made by Freescale and Freescale has its headquarters in Austin.
The processor inside the iPad (A4) was developed in Austin too. The Intel Atom (inside netbooks and the upcoming Duo tablet/netbook) was also designed here.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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I think I am leading towards the Kindle. A friend of mine said that B&N is having financial problems, which makes me concerned about the future of B&N.

I do like all of the features of the Nook, although I've heard that it has a couple of technical problems. I've read that they have excellent technical support.

I'm still going back and forth between the two. Thank you all for your input. Please continue to post.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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DH and I both have Kindles and we've really enjoyed them. I bought his over a year ago as a gift and wasn't sure if he would like it or not. He's actually used it so much that he ended up damaging the screen somehow. We had the extended warranty so he contacted them, shipped it back and we received a new one in the mail. They were really easy to deal with. I'd highly recommend the Kindle.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Honestly, I think it depends what you are looking for. I think if you read a LOT, a regular Nook or Kindle is what you want. If you want more multimedia abilities and aren't as avid a reader, look at either the Nook Color or the iPad. As I already said before, I am planning to use it for the nifty kid's book functions, to browse magazines and an occasional book or two. I wish I were as avid a reader as I used to be, but such is life.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Kindle, 2nd gen. LOVE IT.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:09 PM
 
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I have a Sony E-reader and I love it.

You can buy ebooks through the Sony store and Borders. On top of that you can borrow ebooks from the library (I haven't gotten around to that part yet, eventhough it was one of the reasons I picked Sony!)
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:19 AM
 
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I have a Kindle II; it's great. I don't know what it has to do with Austin, though.
That's funny. Austin is so hipster that I wasn't surprised a bit to see this thread in the Austin forum.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Lake Placid
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nice!

Oh, and for the new comers that are looking to move here to Austin. They are hiring
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