Originally Posted by sck5
Maybe I wasnt clear. The Nook wont work internationally. The Kindle will but there are some places it will work and some where it is a bit harder. I dont have the link but if you search the kindle site a bit you will find a listing of where you can get it to download books automatically and where not. As we are going to the Caribbean
I focused on that and found that most islands are good but some are not. e.g. the BVI were fine, the various French islands were fine because they are part of France
as far as the internet is concerned, and the rest were a mixed bag.
This was all true a couple of months ago but things change so fast with a new technology all my info might be obsolete already
Okay, here's the deal on that. We bought two Kindles. I researched the bejesus out of it ( as is usual with me) and the Nook from Barnes & Noble is better than the Kindle all around. More features, three times as many books, etc. So that would be the logical choice, if you live in the US.
Because you cannot download stuff to the Nook outside the US. Guess they don't have the copywright thing quite worked out yet. I am sure they will eventually, but this is how I figured it: Amazon was first, and did it right with Kindle. Now the rest of them are coming out with Kindle killers. So Amazon (being the good marketing
folks they definitely are) will be forced to come out with something better to leapfrog the first wave of competition, and maintain market share. They made a killing on Kindle, so they can go either way with a new one. Better features, or less money
. Since the publishing people are holding their feet to the fire on the cost/per/book (y'all do realize this is going to go up at some point) they will come out with better features, lower intitial price
, an of course there will be fierce competition for the number of titles.
Since I have faith Amazon will leapfrog generation 2, and we could use them here in the TCI now , we bought two Kindles.
We can download titles via the built in wireless, but it costs $ 2 more per book than it does in the US. this is to pay for the extra costs in wireless service
via other carriers. BUT there is a way to save the two bucks. We turned the wireless off, and download the books via the internet. Then we just transfer from the laptop
to the Kindles. No problem.
And I love the thing. I think I am on my fourth book on it.
I was disappointed to find out that none of the Bahamas
Crusing Guides are in Kindle format, because I am ready for Van Sant's work to plan for our upcoming trip. Once we find the boat. And buy it. Maybe that will change by then.