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Old 11-30-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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Kindle vs. Sony eReader.

I am looking into getting either a Kindle or the Sony reader. Does anyone know which is better?
I'm having a tough time deciding, I read different reviews that sway me to the kindle then I read another and I wasn't and e reader.
Can anyone help me? Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:13 PM   #2
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You also might want to consider the Barnes and Noble Nook, although you might not be able to get it until the week after the holidays.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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There are a lot of threads here, discussing the various ereaders. I think search works now.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:02 PM   #4
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You also might want to consider the Barnes and Noble Nook, although you might not be able to get it until the week after the holidays.
They are vailabkle for shipment January 11
I bought myself a Sony and am debating on whether or not to return it and get the Nook.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:25 PM   #5
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I have the first generation Kindle, and I love it. I just bought my daughter the second generation Kindle for Christmas.
It is easy to use, easy to read, downloads books quickly, and makes it so that I'm never without something to read, no matter what time it is. The Kindle was a gift from my husband last Christmas..absolutely one of the best gifts I ever received.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #6
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We bought my mother a Nook....why? You can share your books on the Nook (pass them to others who have an e-reader....even just a iphone e-reader app or one on their computer). So, my mom can feel like she is downloading a book for two people instead of one. However, the Nook books seem to have a range of prices where I have never bought one for over 9.99 with the Kindle.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:26 PM   #7
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My husband bought me the Kindle 2 for a combo b-day/Xmas gift. He gave it to me early so, I have had it for about 2 months now. It is hands down the best gift I have ever received.

It was a piece of cake to figure out. Navigating the store is incredibly easy. Any books I purchase are literally to me in less then 10 seconds if not instantly.

Highly recommend the Kindle!
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:11 PM   #8
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We bought my mother a Nook....why? You can share your books on the Nook (pass them to others who have an e-reader....even just a iphone e-reader app or one on their computer). So, my mom can feel like she is downloading a book for two people instead of one. However, the Nook books seem to have a range of prices where I have never bought one for over 9.99 with the Kindle.
As far as we know from the early information, you can share certain books - depending on the publisher - once, for 14 days. That's very limiting but if you know someone who wants to read a book that you have bought - and if that person can read the book and finish it within 14 days - it might be a nice feature.

Still it's not a feature that would make me want to pay more for Nook books over Amazon books, which is what most of the comparisons I've seen are saying. B&N is about two dollars more for the titles I've seen compared. I'd much rather have cheaper ebook prices consistently than limited features that don't really mean much to me.

But then everybody knows I love my Kindles!!!
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Got my g/f a Kindle 2 for x-mas. She reads a lot of books and loves anything electronic so I know she will be thrilled to receive one.
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