5.07.2009

A New E-book Reader

Amazon is introducing a new electronic reader called "Kindle DX", which has a screen twice as big as the previous model. It has a complete keyboard and memory enough to store 3,500 e-books, besides the 3G download feature, available only in the US. The suggested price is US$489.

By Ana Maria de Araujo, Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro

32 comments:

  1. Jasmin, Jardim Botânico, RioMay 7, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    I love downloading E-books, and this technology will make it easier. So I´m eagerly waiting to get it in Brazil!

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  2. Raisa Santos student at botafogo- RJMay 7, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    Whaat. that's so awsome. I definitively love it, it will be so cool to have something with this tecnology. We could use it in the school, an Cultura too. Would be really good if we already have it.

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  4. That's great!!! I like E-books but having to read them on the PC kind of bores me...
    I prefer audio books. Ever tried them?
    Marcelo Duhá. Teacher @ Leblon - RJ

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  5. We don´t really think it´s such a brilliant idea...Some people get headaches when reading on a screen, we can´t take it to the beach (might get sand in it or might get stolen!) and it´s NOT a real book after all, is it?
    Paula, Luiza L., Luiza H., Bia, Manuela
    Plus 6 group - Leblon Branch

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  6. I would love to have a Kindle DX because I am a book worm: I love reading anything!
    Michele Myers
    Leblon

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  7. Whoever has created this new e-book is definitely not an idiot!!!
    This is very interesting!

    Ana Vitoria - Plus 1 Leblon

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  8. I love it!
    I want one!

    Joanna Chataignier - Plus 1 Leblon

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  9. Probably reading from Kindler is better than reading in the computer.

    Gabriela Conservani - Plus 1 Leblon

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  10. The guy who created this is a genius!

    Arthur Carvalho - Plus 1 Leblon

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  11. I prefer watching movies in the apple TV.

    Guido - Plus 1 Leblon

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  12. If I had money, I´d certainly have one!

    Vitor Szmaragd - Plus 1 Leblon

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  13. This is very interesting!

    Eduardo Salvatore - Plus 1 Leblon

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  14. This is fantastic!
    Julia Plus 1 leblon

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  15. That is the kind of trend that worries me loads! Althought I'm super into technology, I love having my books in my hands, feeling the material they are made of... Is there anything more tempting in this world than getting into a bookshop, having a hot cup of coffee while reading blurbs until deciding which *books* we are taking home?
    Tell me about it! I can be pretty much traditional when it comes to books:)

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  16. I don't think this is very usefull.I think this will never substitute a good book.And i think that Kindle Libray's isn't as bigger as a book shop.

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  17. Sounds interesting! I´d love to try it!
    Hugs,
    Simonne B. ( Méier I - Rio de Janeiro )

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  18. Well, I really like leafing through books. They have different textures that a computer screen will never attain. I'd rather read real books, I guess. However, we can't ignore the fact that manufacturers will make e-books seem attractive (and absolutely necessary) to the eyes of consumers.

    Teresa, teacher at Botafogo

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  19. I think Kindle DX is very useful, because it enables us to read anywhere. Even more because it has the ideal size for reading documents such as newspaper. But I think it's very expensive and a bit too long. Anyway, if I could, I would buy it. :D


    Mariana Kurtz - Plus 3 Botafogo

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  20. I really prefer real books.

    Gabriela Kalix, Plus 1 Leblon

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  21. This is incredible!I love this article!This is a new generation of books and maybe teenagers will be interesting about it.The Kindle DX can get the youngest people more closer of the books world,but for me,normal books are better.

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  22. It's nice but, if you take it to the street, it can brake easily.
    Reading the e-book isn't as comfortable as reading a real book.
    So, I prefer book made of paper.

    Alexandre - Plus 1 Botafogo

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  23. This is incredible!I love this article!This is a new generation of books and maybe teenagers will be interesting about it.The Kindle DX can get the youngest people more closer of the books world,but for me,normal books are better.

    Victoria Plus 1 - Jardim Botanico

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  24. I think this is a brilhant idea because "Kindle DX" is a facilitate for the students who have to read a lot of books for school.
    And it's a very GREEN idea.

    Laura - Plus 1 - Jardim Botanico

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  25. I think this Kindle DX is too big to carry up werever you want, in spite of being very cool and modern. However, I prefer to read an old and tradicional book.

    Vitória Maria - Plus 1 - Leblon

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  26. I think that the e-books aren't necessary because they are very expensive and we can read in books.

    Priscila Rosa - Plus 1 Botafogo

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  27. I think, for me it's not necessary, because I can have books.
    However, the E-book is much more pratical than the usual books, because it brings a lot of information togeter.
    Unfortunaly, it's not accesible to everybody, because of the expensive cost.

    Gabriela Machado, Plus 1, Filial Botafogo.

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  28. I think, for me it's not necessary, because I can have books.
    However, the E-book is much more pratical than the usual books, because it brings a lot of information togeter.
    Unfortunately, it's not accesible to everybody, because of the expensive cost.

    Gabriela Machado, Plus 1, Filial Botafogo.

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  29. I think E-Book is cool and much more pratical, but is not necessary and is to much expensive

    Natalia Medici Plus 1 Filial Botafogo

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  30. I think it's very nice and pratical, but unfortutely, it's expensive.


    Nathalia Araujo, Plus 1, Filial Botafogo.

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  31. I feel nice, but the E-book is dependent on battery charge, what makes hinders their acess to travel to places without ligh, for example. I don't think the book should be replaced by technology, but on the other side is great because you can download 3500 different books!


    Julia Sette, Plus 4, Jardim Botânico.

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  32. well... E-book is a nice idea but nothing's like read a real book. :)
    João Guilherme Plus 1

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