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Old 01-07-2009, 04:37   #106
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I thought the new Kindle could "read" the books to you.
I dont know whether it can or not, but even the best electronic voices cannot portray the enthusiasm and involvement of a good narrator.
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:22   #107
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I dont know whether it can or not, but even the best electronic voices cannot portray the enthusiasm and involvement of a good narrator.

It can but you are absolutely correct. I just had a good smile running a sentance in my head.
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Old 02-07-2009, 20:51   #108
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Why buy a Kindle?

I just upgraded to the 32GB iPhone 3Gs....it is a game changer

I downloaded the Kindle app....works fantastic. I have downloaded
and read two books in the past week.

There are other apps for books as well... Plus chart plotter
apps and tons more

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I downloaded the Kindle app....works fantastic. I have downloaded
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On a 3" screen?
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I dont know whether it can or not, but even the best electronic voices cannot portray the enthusiasm and involvement of a good narrator.
For those that listen to the weather on the coasts of the US the voice will be very familiar and comforting, it's the NOAA weather radio guy. I listen to here in Colorado just to bring back memories of all those days sailing on the East Coast.
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On a 3" screen?
Yes. No issue as the font size you view is infinitely changable
and the scrolling is effortless. Also the iPhone is so much easier
to hold and manipulate.

I am surfing this site and typing this from it now.

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Yes. No issue as the font size you view is infinitely changable
and the scrolling is effortless. Also the iPhone is so much easier
to hold and manipulate.

I am surfing this site and typing this from it now.

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I'm in complete agreement. The new iphone is a game changer for sure. I was skeptical about adapting to a 3" screen for reading, but it turns out to be not that much different from the feel of reading a smallish paperback.

Plus, the marine navigation software coupled with the iphone's GPS makes a pretty decent chartplotter. Too small a screen to be a primary, IMO (and no way to set up a repeater AFAIK), but one you can take on your dinghy and ashore! Amazing stuff.

I'd almost say that the new iphone is THE must have device for coastal cruising US.
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