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The Philadelphia Inquirer
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The Philadelphia Inquirer [Kindle Edition]

by The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Product Description

The color Kindle edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer is now available on the Kindle Reading App for your Android device. Download issues at no extra cost from Archived Items.

Whether it's local headlines, sports scores, arts, business, or travel and leisure information, read The Philadelphia Inquirer to find out what's happening in the City of Brotherly Love. In addition to local fare, the major world news stories of the day are also featured.

The Kindle Edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contains most articles found in the print edition, but will not include all images and tables. Also, some features such as the crossword puzzle, box scores and classifieds are not currently available. For your convenience, issues are automatically delivered wirelessly to your Kindle starting at 5:15 a.m. local time.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Publisher: The Philadelphia Inquirer (11 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000UELR1M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #395,132 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to be able to buy individual issues of Kindle newspapers 2 Jun 2008
By Joseph P. Menta, Jr. - Published on
I've been buying individual issues of the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer on my Kindle pretty much every week since purchasing the device. For about a third of the cost of the print edition, I get all the news, features, and columns everyone else does, and many of the photographs. And the things I don't get- cluttery ad inserts, classifieds, ink-stained fingers, etc.- I don't want anyway.

The Kindle edition of the paper, like most Kindle periodicals, is well organized and easy to navigate, allowing me to quickly jump to favorites like Lisa Scottoline's Sunday "Chick Wit" column and the book reviews.

There's some criticism here in Philadelphia that, due to budget and staff cuts, the Inquirer isn't what it used to be. That may be so, but there's still a lot of lively writing in the paper, especially on Sunday. And buying the Sunday paper in about nine seconds (just after I put the coffee on), and for about fifty cents, deflates the criticisms somewhat.

The monthly subscription, which gets you the paper every day, is a great deal, too. But I'm glad Amazon also allows the purchase of individual issues of its Kindle newspapers, giving those of us who only prefer an occasional dose of a particular newspaper a chance to play in the sandbox, too.

Note: Amazon frequently updates the presentation and functionality of Kindle blogs and periodicals, so as this review gets older, it may no longer accurately describe the current version of this product.
29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Newspaper 10 Dec 2008
By C. Solares - Published on
I decided to type this review up because there are plenty for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, but not enough for the newspapers from smaller markets. I'm giving the Philadelphia Inquirer five stars not because it is perfect, but because it is better than all the other papers I've downloaded, all of the bestsellers included. In other words, I'm grading on a curve. There are some kindle related navigation issues which could be improved, but that is probably more of a factor of the kindle or the kindle's development software itself and less of a problem with the paper as explained below.

The Kindle version of the Philadelphia Inquirer, in my opinion, is formatted better than either of the two mentioned above and the content is as good as or better than the NYT. There are more pictures in the Inquirer as opposed to the NYT which, even given the Kindles graphical limitations, give the stories extra "pop".

I don't much care for the local content of either the NYT or the PI, since I'm not a local in either of these metropolitan areas, but for when I want to read a newspaper on my Kindle I will choose the PI over the NYT until a version of my local Miami Herald becomes available.

For local news, I'll have to resort to the Orlando Sentinel for now, even though the Kindle version's organization and formatting leaves much to be desired; that paper wouldn't get more than a two-three star rating from me, but that's another review altogether.

As a final point, all Kindle newspapers I've downloaded have a clunky feel to the navigation of stories: Articles list, Sections list, Front page and Location. The articles list takes forever to page through because it shows the headline, author and a few sentences from the article. The Sections list doesn't let you page through every article, just the ones in that section. The "Go to Location" is completely useless since I still haven't figured out how the numbers work. It would be nice if there was a "headlines only" list so you could see a longer list of stories to choose from, the Articles list mentioned above only holds two or three stories per page so I'm constantly paging forward and back to get to the stories that interest me.

As a conclusion, let me just state that I find the Philadelphia Inquirer to offer the best combination of readability and content of the papers available for Kindle. But don't just take my word for it; buy a single issue to try it out, these kindle single issue prices are inexpensive enough that you can try multiple papers before you decide on a regular!
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything I need except the funnies. 11 Aug 2008
By Oscar Wilde - Published on
I've subscribed to the Philadelphia Inquirer for over a decade, and it is an excellent paper. I've tried the Kindle version for two weeks now, and I'm quite satisfied. My kids wish the Kindle version included the funnies (I kinda do too), but I'm satisfied and have canceled delivery of the regular paper because it often arrives too late in the morning for me to read before work, whereas the Kindle version is always ready for me when sit down with my bowl of cereal. Navigation between articles can be a bit cumbersome, but then that is also true with hard copy.(Review continued on page B12)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great-- but Recently Late 19 Jan 2010
By Matt - Published on
I have been subscribed to the Inquirer for a month. While it normally arrives around 6:00am, the mast few days, instead of the paper, I get a "Sorry, the Inquirer will be Late" message, and do not receive it until the afternoon. For me, if it does not arrive early morning, it does me no good.

Otherwise, when it is timely, it is easy to navigate and contains all articles. I do wish it had the boxscores in the sports section and other "box" type materila, like the point sreads and such, but otherwise, a very nice edition.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better layout of the content 5 Jan 2008
By Floyd W. Cotlar - Published on
This newspaper has more photographs than the Times and more is better because it breaks up the type. I wish it had features other than news like comics and advertising. Being a local newspaper ads would be very relevant.
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