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    Thinking of buying an e-reader for the wife. Any opinions on which is best; Kindle, I-Pad, or Nook? This will be for reading books solely, don't need too many bells and whistles. Seems like Wi-Fi would be enough, is there a benefit to getting the 3G update? Thanks.



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    Re: E-Book Reader

    Get Kindle....no fee for the Whispernet.



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    Re: E-Book Reader

    I love my kindle. I don't see a need for 3g if you have a wi-fi router at home, as unless she would rather download books while on the road, but even then, it isn't hard to find a wi-fi hotspot to use.

    I looked into these things a long time before I finally bought one, and I decided on the Kindle because of the amount of books available compared to the nook (pretty sure the iPad has even less than the nook, but I'm not sure). Plus, Amazon updates the "free book" section every week or two, and I've gotten quite a few good reads from there as well. If it's just a reading device, the Kindle is best for that IMO.


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    Re: E-Book Reader

    If you were buying for a grandparent or someone that is internet illiterate, I would say get the 3G. If you have a good wi-fi connection than you should be fine with the normal Kindle.



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    I am leaning toward kindle, good to hear the good reviews.



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    Love my kindle. Just have the wifi version which is plenty.



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    Re: E-Book Reader

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneswereall View Post
    I love my kindle. I don't see a need for 3g if you have a wi-fi router at home, as unless she would rather download books while on the road, but even then, it isn't hard to find a wi-fi hotspot to use.

    I looked into these things a long time before I finally bought one, and I decided on the Kindle because of the amount of books available compared to the nook (pretty sure the iPad has even less than the nook, but I'm not sure). Plus, Amazon updates the "free book" section every week or two, and I've gotten quite a few good reads from there as well. If it's just a reading device, the Kindle is best for that IMO.
    You can get a kindle app for the ipad as well - the main choice involved is whether or not you need to shell out the extra $300 or so for the ipad (and its additional functionality) over the kindle.


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    I have the Kindle app on my Droid HTC Thunderbolt, and it works great. I read my first book in years (excluding textbooks) on my phone last week.


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    Re: E-Book Reader

    Quote Originally Posted by sunset View Post
    Thinking of buying an e-reader for the wife. Any opinions on which is best; Kindle, I-Pad, or Nook? This will be for reading books solely, don't need too many bells and whistles. Seems like Wi-Fi would be enough, is there a benefit to getting the 3G update? Thanks.
    I got the Kindle DX for the wife, on sale for $299 from Amazon.com. She loves it. Got her the Kindle leather cover for it also. We travel a lot so she can download a book whenever she wants with the free 3-G.

    Amazon.com: Kindle DX, Free 3G, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 9.7" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology: Kindle Store



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    The following is expired, obviously, but keep monitoring the various "deals" sites (DealNews, etc.). You can't beat $79, the Kindle is $40 more, minimum.

    NOOK by Barnes and Noble Wi-Fi eReader eBook Reader | eBay


    Or, try this one (not expired, yet):

    NOOK by Barnes and Noble 3G+Wi-Fi eReader eBook Reader | eBay



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    Re: E-Book Reader

    Thanks for the info.



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    Kindle by a mile. They have an app for everything. Ipad, iphone, android, Windows, OS X, BB and even the Kindle:) It syncs your last read page across them all so you can go device to device seamlessly.



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    Re: E-Book Reader

    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    Kindle by a mile. They have an app for everything. Ipad, iphone, android, Windows, OS X, BB and even the Kindle:) It syncs your last read page across them all.
    FYI, nook does all of this, too.

    If you are planning on borrowing ebooks from your library, the Kindle can't do this...yet. That is coming soon. However, the nook can do this.

    Plus, for $250, you can buy a Nook Color that you can root and easily turn into a cheap tablet PC that runs any of the thousands of apps from the Android Market.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugs4ISU View Post
    The following is expired, obviously, but keep monitoring the various "deals" sites (DealNews, etc.). You can't beat $79, the Kindle is $40 more, minimum.

    NOOK by Barnes and Noble Wi-Fi eReader eBook Reader | eBay


    Or, try this one (not expired, yet):

    NOOK by Barnes and Noble 3G+Wi-Fi eReader eBook Reader | eBay
    If that was the color I'd be all over it.



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    Re: E-Book Reader

    Depends on what you want it for. I tried the nook but ended up getting the kindle. I love the e-ink screen.


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