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Time – “The iPad is going to fold, mutilate and spindle the Kindle”

April 2, 2010

The iPad is going to fold, mutilate and spindle the Kindle.

Like all reviews that point out the flaws in the iPad (this article also includes the line, “I’ve tried its much ballyhooed full-size virtual keyboard, and it feels like typing with frostbite. It doesn’t even have a damn camera.”), Time’s review of the iPad simply assumes that no matter the drawbacks, Apple will always win.

My views of the iPad can be read here.  Basically, it is very pretty, but it will not replace my Kindle.

The full magazine, created freely using the calibre software, is below. However, you will notice that the free Time is a tad less “clean” than other calibre-created periodicals—the articles are all included in their entirety, but slight nuisances such as page numbers, repeated images, and repeated bylines may appear. The version purchased from the Kindle Store will be much “cleaner”.

For those who want to sample this “short-form” reading, download to your Kindle this week’s edition of Time (free):

Time - April 12, 2010

Time, April 12, 2010 .mobi edition

Once you have added the file to your Kindle–either via direct download or transfer to the ‘documents’ folder to a Kindle plugged into the USB port of a computer or by clicking the link while reading this post on your Kindle–it should appear on your Kindle’s home screen at the top of your list of books.

Directions for Kindle for BlackBerry:

  • When asked if you wish to save the item, select ‘Yes”
  • In the ‘Save file’ dialog box, select the folder icon to explore to a new location.
  • Select ‘Device Memory’ -> ‘home’ -> ‘user’ -> ‘kindle’ -> ‘eBooks’
  • Open up Kindle for BlackBerry (note: if already open, close it, then re-open it). Your ebook will be included in the ‘Home’ screen.

For more information on navigating through a periodical on the Kindle, check out an earlier post for a thorough guide, on Kindle for Blackberry, check out this post.

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