You have an iPod? I somehow thought of you as an anti-Apple person. Maybe I'm confusing you with someone else?
oh, that's definitely me. i don't like apple and i don't like the cult of its users.
i bought my Touch for watchuwant development. before i got my current phone, i also used it as my bedside email and news reader. and of course, i fell in love with the kindle app.
some people apparently use it to play music. i find this notion quaint, as i don't believe in storing music locally. at any rate, i've never used it for that purpose.
>as i don't believe in storing music locally
As opposed to...?
Accessing it always from a remote server?
As opposed to getting it in your head and unwittingly singing along all day.
"Accessing it always from a remote server?"
yes. i often play music from my phone or ipod, but it's always through pandora, last.fm or lala. phones are full-fledged computers these days, and 3G/EVDO and wifi are pervasive.
The main uses of my iPod are on flights and occasionally, when running. Both require the music to be stored locally. :P
That seems unfortunate.
To me, the biggest drawback from using smart phones is their simple size. It's hard for me to stare at a tiny screen; for reading, I'd much rather have a larger device.
i would encourage you to try the kindle app (if you haven't already). you might still decide it's too small, but you'd be surprised how minimally painful it is.
Honestly, I would but I've neither the need nor the equipment for it at the moment. I use a plain-jane cell phone for my phone purposes and don't use any data transfer with it. Further, I don't commute on public transit or anywhere that would necessitate the Kindle app.
If I were traveling frequently again, though, I'd definitely look into it.
I used eReader on the Palm Pilot for years. Now, I use eReader and Kindle on my iPhone.
eReader is a far better app than Kindle. But, Amazon has newer content cheaper. And, the Kindle book format seems slightly better about out-of-band boxes.
i've never heard of this eReader thing. i'll check it out, thanks.
Hrmmm. Nope. Never seen a paper-based book do that.
2009-04-24 01:26 am (UTC)
"ISuppli, a research firm, recently estimated the Kindle costs about $185 to produce, giving the $359 device a high profit margin."
I must mention that I don't have much confidence in the above figure.
yes, i saw that. it's just guesswork, and i think the actual production costs are higher; more importantly, it doesn't consider the cost of paying sprint for the network, as i said in my post.
2009-04-24 01:54 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised if Sprint is paid part of the money from each transaction rather than a fixed amount upfront.