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    Any thoughts? Experiences?

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    I have a penpal in US thinks they're the best thing since sliced bread. Thinking of having a look at one myself.

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    What is it? A cheap version of the iPad?

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    Electronic book. Supposed to be the best one available at the moment.
    Ordered one, hasn't turned up yet.

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    Work colleague has one and I borrowed it for the night- very good and very easy to use!!

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    Book reader, very portable. Suppsoed to be to books what the Mp3 was to music

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    my mate had one and didn't really get on with it, i had a quick go one and think for the money its a good buy.

    considered an ipad?

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    iPad can do a lot more, but is less suited to book reading as the bright colour screen uses power constantly. The Kindle (plus other ebook readers) use a different display technology that only uses power when you 'turn' a page, so last much longer on a single charge.

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    Have a look at the Android tablet 2.1,

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    I have the Android Kindle App on my HTC Desire. It's obviously not the same reading experience, even with the screen brightness turned down due to the different technologies involved but I have played with one in-store. They're OK - hold lots of books, charge lasts a long time, but quite expensive as they're still 'new' technology. Despite loving technology, I have to say I still prefer holding a real book (which you can get from the library for free if you wish!) when reading.

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