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Posted on 12 Oct 2012 15:22:44 BDT
Lesley says:
It can't be turned completely off, no matter what the official blurb says. It has 24 settings and the lowest one is a low dim which is not viewable in daylight but is in a dark room. See the threads on Amazon.com about it as some as going nuts.

I've even read that if you charge it overnight it lights up a dark room...

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 15:26:36 BDT
T4bsF says:
Don't see any explanation of what a two-point multi-touch interface means in terms of usability. Can you enlighten me please?

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 15:28:47 BDT
T4bsF says:
Forgot to tick the e-mail notification box

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 15:30:24 BDT
You can use two fingers on the screen ... close them together, font gets smaller ... slide them apart, font gets bigger .....

Dave.

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 15:34:11 BDT
KatieP says:
I bought a Kobo Glo because I thought Amazon weren't releasing the Paperwhite in the UK!! grrrr >:o( Does anyone know if the Paperwhite is *better* than the Kobo Glo? Does the Paperwhite still have the ugly 'offers/ads' screen when the Kindle is turned off?

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 15:40:14 BDT
Lesley says:
I don't think we have the offers/adds Paperwhite

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 15:42:46 BDT
KatieP says:
..the Kobo displays the book cover when it's in sleep mode, which I like! Does the Paperwhite have the book cover instead of ads then? :o)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 15:45:56 BDT
Damaskcat says:
The Paperwhite does not have ads in the UK.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 15:46:42 BDT
T4bsF says:
This is useful - instead of having to get into the keyboard to perform this function. I'm presuming it will be an on-screen keyboard with a touch-type system. The five-way controller system of operating the keyboard is definitely a no go area - that would drive me nuts. The description of the cover you can buy for it says it switches straight back to the page you were reading - so I'm presuming you don't need a password for this. But if you don't use a password how can you protect your account?

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 15:48:18 BDT
O. Reynolds says:
This is great news- I genuinely thought we'd be waiting until Spring 2013 at the very least. I love my Kindle Keyboard, but I've been itching for a built-in light feature for so long now. Pre-order placed!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 15:48:53 BDT
T4bsF says:
The version I have (the one with the physical keyboard) displays pictures of authors

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 15:51:40 BDT
Damaskcat says:
All Kindles return to the page you're on. You don't need anything to protect your account - though you can have a password. You can only buy Kindle books to download to the Kindle - it is identified by its serial number not your account details.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 15:54:31 BDT
T4bsF says:
Yes but if you don't have a password and you lose your kindle (heaven forbid) then whoever had "found" it can carry on using it and buy any books they want to download and with 1 click ordering it will be charged to your account

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 15:57:33 BDT
CBRetriever says:
and that's why, when you're out and about, you do want to password protect it - or else immediately deregister it the moment it's stolen and report it stolen to Amazon (they'll "brick" it)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 16:10:16 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Yes and if you lose it you're going to know you've lost it or that it's stolen. You get an e-mail when you buy a book. You can get a refund on any book - without question - within 7 days. If it's lost/stolen you contact Amazon and they will de-register it - though you can de-register it yourself by going into manage your kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 16:20:48 BDT
Paul says:
From talking to people with them turning the light to the lowest setting = turning it off and isn't a drain on the battery.

If anyone is interested in the light feature, check out the video on http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008GEKXUO. Shows it in use, gives a good indication of how it will be, also the fact its not a 'projected' light'.

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 16:31:40 BDT
A.B. says:
I just pre-ordered mine. I am a little on the fence because of the light issue mentioned on most of the 1 star amazon.com reviews but if I prefer the paperwhite I will sell my touch on ebay and if I hate it I'll just return it under the 30 day return policy. I am very excited to try out the paperwhite!! I am hoping those 1 star reviewers had defective units and that the paperwhite will be as amazing as it seems in the description.

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 16:41:33 BDT
Izzy says:
I'm now pretty sure that I'm going to cancel my preorder and wait to see what the next model brings along. I do like the idea of the PW but I am after all still perfectly happy to use my K3 and unless it dies there's no reason to change it (and I can buy a lot of books with the money I'm not spending on a PW!)

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 17:46:52 BDT
AUGUST SIGOV says:
I want Kindle Paperwhite DX!!

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 18:21:04 BDT
the white screen puts me off..i like the gray and using my case with a corner light so i wont be ordering one.i have a kindle keyboard ive had for 18 months..will be gutted if it breaks cos im not keen on any of the others

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 18:24:54 BDT
Paul says:
And I want Natalie Portman but that's not gona happen either :p

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 18:27:14 BDT
Nk Scott says:
Hi
it is all very exciting but does the kindle paperwhite have the name on the top of each page when reading ?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 18:30:53 BDT
CBRetriever says:
try looking at the pages here:

Kindle Paperwhite 3G, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi [Previous Generation]

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 18:47:56 BDT
me too

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 19:02:02 BDT
Looloo I sent them a begging email and the called me last night to say I can send my touch back and they will refund me so I can buy the paperwhite. Give it a go you might be able to as well. My fingers are crossed for you (metaphorically speaking as I couldn't type if they were!)
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