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This review is from: Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation), 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi (Electronics)
I am new to Kindle and I am not a tech expert so I will not indulge in a detailed review of its specs and features. It is all well covered by now anyway. I just wanted to say thanks to Amazon for making my reading experience better and helping me read more and with even greater pleasure. I didn't expect myself to choose reading on Kindle over a fine hardback but that's what has happened. I find the lit screen (I don't see how the unevenly lit bottom of the screen can take any pleasure away as some other reviewers suggest)helps me focus entirely on reading when I'm in bed at night and provides perfect reading experience everywhere I take it. It tells me how much time left till I finish the chapter so I end up reading more and plan it better. I love that it allows me to quickly highlight favorite passages and automatically copies them onto a 'Clippings' document with a brief description of their source. I find the built in dictionary a very handy feature which saves me time and adds quality to my reading. It is much smaller than the printed books I currently read and there is one more feature I absolutely love about it: Kindle doesn't close on table/desk while I'm holding coffee in one hand and a snack in the other. A simple thing that made my reading on the go a far better experience. Also, gone are the days when I had to choose which book to take with me on a day trip while travelling. I can now have a travel guide and two other books with me (all the books I normally take on holiday) everywhere I go without worrying about room in my bag or its weight. I cannot but give Kindle Paperwhite 5 stars for making my life this little bit easier.
Just one request to Amazon: Can you please include more foreign language positions in your offer? I am learning Russian as a foreign language and there is a rather slim selection of Russian titles in Russian. Thanks!
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Initial post: 23 Feb 2013 12:59:30 GMT
Just felt the need to throw my weight behind your final request. More foreign language materials please!
Posted on 2 Mar 2013 15:17:11 GMT
I too am learning Russian, and what currently annoys me about the Kindle Keyboard is that it doesn't allow me to translate Russian to English (e.g. by adding a 2 way dictionary), although it does allow the reverse. This is kinda a pain, as if you're reading a book in Russian, you also have to have a dictionary on hand to look up words all the time. I think this issue is just a software issue due to the Kindle Keyboard not having proper support for cyrillic/other languages. I was wondering though if this is possible on the Paperwhite?
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