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Old 10th December 2010, 21:34   #91
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Thanks a lot. So during first time usage i need to register the device?
If you buy using your Amazon.com account, it will be pre-registered to your account before shipping.

You can also Calibre to convert any ebook into Mobi format, which is native to Kindle.
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If you buy using your Amazon.com account, it will be pre-registered to your account before shipping.

You can also Calibre to convert any ebook into Mobi format, which is native to Kindle.
Hey,

i got the white kindle. its awesome. now i have a few doubts.
my brother bought it over the counter from a store as the amazon order got delayed and eventually he cancelled it.

So i need to register this device now? also which site should i be using?
amazon.com or amazon.co.uk?
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Old 11th December 2010, 23:44   #93
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So i need to register this device now? also which site should i be using? amazon.com or amazon.co.uk?
Where is your Amazon.com account?
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I got this email from Amazon.com yesterday.

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We're writing to let you know we processed your refund of $16.05 for your Order 104-3797757-2464257.

This refund is for the following item(s):

Item: Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite - Latest Generation [Includes USB Cable for Charging. For International Shipment]
Quantity: 1
ASIN: B003DZ1Y8Q
Reason for refund: Export fee reduced

Here's a the breakdown of your refund for this item:

Export Charge Refund: $16.05

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This refund is for the following item(s):

Item: Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Apple Green (Fits 6" Display, Latest Generation Kindle)
Quantity: 1
ASIN: B003DZ167K
Reason for refund: Export fee reduced

Here's a the breakdown of your refund for this item:

Export Charge Refund: $7.79
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Cool!

If I may ask, what was your import fees deposit?

Because I clearly remember mine reducing after I checked my cart 2 weeks later. Yours might have been charged before the reduction and hence the refund.
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I paid $82 in import fee. I am getting some of it back only now.
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My import fees were the same.

So let me hope for a surprise Christmas/New Year's gift ;-)
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I was thinking of buying the Infibeam Pi. Now I want the Kindle. How much does it finally cost landed in India (customs, shipping etc all inclusive). I'm looking for the Wi-fi only model.
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My import fees were the same.
I stand corrected. My import fees was 65 USD, so no presents for me.


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I was thinking of buying the Infibeam Pi. Now I want the Kindle. How much does it finally cost landed in India (customs, shipping etc all inclusive). I'm looking for the Wi-fi only model.
With 65 USD import fees and including the cover, it costs 292 USD. So, I guess with 82 USD it should be 309 USD. Samurai can correct me if I am wrong. The cover costs 59.99 USD BTW. And this is for the basic wifi model, 6"
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I got mine from US with a cousin who was flying in. He picked it up in store for $189. So I guess if you know someone who is coming in from US in near future you might as well get it through them.
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did not go through to the whole thread - but as of now i just use the kindle app on my android phone - don't believe in owning multiple devices for specific purposes - perhaps when a tablet comes with kindle ink screen (or whatever they call it), i will get that. I hear notion ink adam is an android tablet with a kindle like screen option - its home grown too! so why not :-)
Notion Ink Adam
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I know one can root nook. notion ink runs on android. I have a question. from the gurus of android, and the hardware of these devices, is it possible to use these devices as a computer monitor. Or are there e-ink computer monitors? I am inclined to try one since the glare seems to bother me now. I don't need video, or any graphic intensive work, and I can work with monochrome screen. Can these devices work as a second screen to my laptop (VNC etc)?
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I know one can root nook. notion ink runs on android. I have a question. from the gurus of android, and the hardware of these devices, is it possible to use these devices as a computer monitor. Or are there e-ink computer monitors? I am inclined to try one since the glare seems to bother me now. I don't need video, or any graphic intensive work, and I can work with monochrome screen. Can these devices work as a second screen to my laptop (VNC etc)?
Given the slow refresh rates, you probably do not want an e-ink screen as a monitor. I like the idea of a trans-reflective display on the Adam. Why not add a wireless keyboard and make it into a PC that can do basic stuff?
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Given the slow refresh rates, you probably do not want an e-ink screen as a monitor. I like the idea of a trans-reflective display on the Adam. Why not add a wireless keyboard and make it into a PC that can do basic stuff?
Probably I could, as long as I can find an emulator that my client can approve for working. If it was windows there would be no problem.

in the same note, what are other e-ink,reflective/transreflective options?

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Probably I could, as long as I can find an emulator that my client can approve for working. If it was windows there would be no problem.

in the same note, what are other e-ink,reflective/transreflective options?
If you want to spend money and do a little DIY, grab the screen from here:

Pixel Qi display

Get a compatible netbook from ebay and change the display. Here's how

How-to: install Pixel Qi's 3Qi display on your netbook (and why it's worth it) -- Engadget

If you are seriously bothered about glare, this could be the way for you.
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