I noticed gdgt is just putting the black $69 Kindle here with the old silver one. But Amazon is advertising some improvements, such as 15% faster page turns, implying upgraded hardware. Should it be considered the 5th-gen Kindle and get its own score and reviews?
just wanted to tell you that my first kindle died (before its battery was charged for the third time) by having its power-button pushed into the housing by my enormous thumb.
it was still possible to get the kindle going: plug into a computer, drive mode enables, plug out, kindle stays on.
good news: amazon just sent a new one and wanted the old one back in 30 days, so i lent the broken one to my buddy :D
bad news: the old one was signed by author Cory Doctorow. g'bye to that.
Do you plan to/did you pay to remove them? I just picked mine up today, and while the ads are entirely unobtrusive, they are poorly targeted (Discounted spa treatments are completely uninteresting to me). Any thoughts here?
It's too bad that the press (incl. gdgt) continues to proclaim the ad-supported price of these new devices, rarely mentioning the considerably higher price of the ad-free versions. It's lazy reporting. Or are people just not bothered by the advertising?