Sony E-Reader or Kindle?

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  1. Goreygirl

    Goreygirl Gold Member

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    Any advice?

    Is there much different in the book store options?
     
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    I dont know anything about the sony one but I have a kindle and LOVE it - cant imagine life without it now and the customer services are brilliant if you need them (I had a minor query)
     
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    Kindle is fabulous. It's not back lit so it's much easier to read, the screen look like the page of a book. You can download books straight from the internet, categorize them...loads. Would highly recommend it.
     
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    Im back to almost buying a Kindle but the price of the books has really put me off, I thought theyd be lots cheaper
     
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    JanD maintaining since June'09

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    You can get lots of cheap and free ones though! :D

    I love that I'll be able to take as many books as I like on holiday and decide what to read when I get there! x
     
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    Ive been hunting for ages for good free sites with books Id read but no luck so far....
     
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    I love my Kindle-currently reading the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larson-for the three books in total it only cost me £7.98! Was dead against the idea of an e-reader at first, then hubby got me one as a suprise and couldn't be without it now!
     
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    I have a Sony touch and I love it, its fantastic :) Definitely recommend the touchscreen option. I do loads of travelling and I have around 120 books (mostly free from Project Gutenberg as already mentioned) which is wonderful for long haul flights and even just putting in my bag and taking out - I love to read anywhere. I haven't got my hands on a kindle yet though so I can't really compare. I like the fact that Sony has lots of available formats, but the kindle could be the same, I don't know!
     
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    why not look for an internet tablet with android, and get the kindle app (free) then its not just an ebook reader but also a web surfer and media player ;) they start from around £100. I use my phone (android) and my ipod touch (with their own ebook app and the kindle app).
    Also if you go for kindle, you can read on your pc too :)
     
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    you'll love it im sure
     
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    OMG can I just say to anyone thinking of getting one - GO FOR IT

    I've had mine 12 hours and have about 25 books on it already. I love it :)
     
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    glad you are loving it
     
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    My father bought my DD (who is 12) a Kindle for Christmas. I am using it, too -- and never thought I'd like something like this but I do. She likes it, too.

    MM
     
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    I adore my kindle and couldn't be without it. There are also pirate sites were you can download books and use Calibre to change them over - not that I would do that!
     
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    Course not!! - But DO share the links for those of us less ethical than yourself ;) xx
     
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    amazon do have free books too - worth keeping your eyes on the site as some change from time to time - ive picked up some good book by being on line at the right time
     
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    I have a kindle and its brilliant.
     
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