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The Philadelphia Inquirer [Kindle Edition]

by The Philadelphia Inquirer
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

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The color Kindle edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer is now available on the Kindle Reading App for your Android device. Download issues at no extra cost from Archived Items.

Whether it's local headlines, sports scores, arts, business, or travel and leisure information, read The Philadelphia Inquirer to find out what's happening in the City of Brotherly Love. In addition to local fare, the major world news stories of the day are also featured.

The Kindle Edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contains most articles found in the print edition, but will not include all images and tables. Also, some features such as the crossword puzzle, box scores and classifieds are not currently available. For your convenience, issues are automatically delivered wirelessly to your Kindle starting at 5:15 a.m. local time.

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  • Publisher: The Philadelphia Inquirer (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000UELR1M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,576 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful
I've been buying individual issues of the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer on my Kindle pretty much every week since purchasing the device. For about a third of the cost of the print edition, I get all the news, features, and columns everyone else does, and many of the photographs. And the things I don't get- cluttery ad inserts, classifieds, ink-stained fingers, etc.- I don't want anyway.

The Kindle edition of the paper, like most Kindle periodicals, is well organized and easy to navigate, allowing me to quickly jump to favorites like Lisa Scottoline's Sunday "Chick Wit" column and the book reviews.

There's some criticism here in Philadelphia that, due to budget and staff cuts, the Inquirer isn't what it used to be. That may be so, but there's still a lot of lively writing in the paper, especially on Sunday. And buying the Sunday paper in about nine seconds (just after I put the coffee on), and for about fifty cents, deflates the criticisms somewhat.

The monthly subscription, which gets you the paper every day, is a great deal, too. But I'm glad Amazon also allows the purchase of individual issues of its Kindle newspapers, giving those of us who only prefer an occasional dose of a particular newspaper a chance to play in the sandbox, too.

Note: Amazon frequently updates the presentation and functionality of Kindle blogs and periodicals, so as this review gets older, it may no longer accurately describe the current version of this product.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Newspaper December 10, 2008
I decided to type this review up because there are plenty for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, but not enough for the newspapers from smaller markets. I'm giving the Philadelphia Inquirer five stars not because it is perfect, but because it is better than all the other papers I've downloaded, all of the bestsellers included. In other words, I'm grading on a curve. There are some kindle related navigation issues which could be improved, but that is probably more of a factor of the kindle or the kindle's development software itself and less of a problem with the paper as explained below.

The Kindle version of the Philadelphia Inquirer, in my opinion, is formatted better than either of the two mentioned above and the content is as good as or better than the NYT. There are more pictures in the Inquirer as opposed to the NYT which, even given the Kindles graphical limitations, give the stories extra "pop".

I don't much care for the local content of either the NYT or the PI, since I'm not a local in either of these metropolitan areas, but for when I want to read a newspaper on my Kindle I will choose the PI over the NYT until a version of my local Miami Herald becomes available.

For local news, I'll have to resort to the Orlando Sentinel for now, even though the Kindle version's organization and formatting leaves much to be desired; that paper wouldn't get more than a two-three star rating from me, but that's another review altogether.

As a final point, all Kindle newspapers I've downloaded have a clunky feel to the navigation of stories: Articles list, Sections list, Front page and Location. The articles list takes forever to page through because it shows the headline, author and a few sentences from the article.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything I need except the funnies. August 10, 2008
I've subscribed to the Philadelphia Inquirer for over a decade, and it is an excellent paper. I've tried the Kindle version for two weeks now, and I'm quite satisfied. My kids wish the Kindle version included the funnies (I kinda do too), but I'm satisfied and have canceled delivery of the regular paper because it often arrives too late in the morning for me to read before work, whereas the Kindle version is always ready for me when sit down with my bowl of cereal. Navigation between articles can be a bit cumbersome, but then that is also true with hard copy.(Review continued on page B12)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great-- but Recently Late January 19, 2010
By Matt
I have been subscribed to the Inquirer for a month. While it normally arrives around 6:00am, the mast few days, instead of the paper, I get a "Sorry, the Inquirer will be Late" message, and do not receive it until the afternoon. For me, if it does not arrive early morning, it does me no good.

Otherwise, when it is timely, it is easy to navigate and contains all articles. I do wish it had the boxscores in the sports section and other "box" type materila, like the point sreads and such, but otherwise, a very nice edition.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I've been subscribed for about 4 days now, and I think I'll keep this one. The formatting is great, with little to no issues (aside from the occasional caption to a non-existent picture showing up), and it arrives on time (5-6 AM for me).

An additional plus to this Kindle edition is that it appears that graphic fluff (crosswords, comics) are the only things that have been removed. All of the news articles, no matter how minor, as well as commentary, editorials, and similar content appear to have survived intact.

With that said, I find the choice(s) of what picture(s) are included to be rather random. I've never seen a front page picture on the Kindle yet. There seems to always be one picture included per day, and it's typically in the entertainment/living section and has little importance. One day it was a picture from "Watchmen" which was included with the review, and on another it was a random picture of a lodge that corresponded to a personal story that I didn't bother reading.

I don't know if these are just odd things that slip through the cracks (because I don't remember seeing a picture in the paper today), but I'd much rather have the front page photo if they're going to include any pictures. The Kindle is plenty capable of rendering these.

At any rate, this gripe is minor and doesn't impact my enjoyment of the paper, and I will continue my subscription. I would recommend this newspaper to others in the PA/NJ/NY area as it's more polished, complete, and significantly more reasonably priced than the alternatives.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars shoddy, limited and repetative
Can I give it zero stars? Not happy with the depth (or shallowness) of coverage avaible in this e-edition. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Lyle C. Long
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's a good paper, I might go back to this,been buying the"Times Herald" for the local news.
Published 1 month ago by tobymick
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
The print edition is excellent when I get the real thing. Rarely happens these days. The kindle edition is poorly organized.
Published 1 month ago by S. Buchenroth
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the $9.99/year
I like the format and it is full of all types of news and editorials that are locally oriented. I enjoy USA Today as well but the local flavor is missing in that app!
Published 2 months ago by George Slick
2.0 out of 5 stars New York Times or the Wall Street Journal is a lot better
Too much filler and not enough news, New York Times or the Wall Street Journal is a lot better
Published 3 months ago by George J. Flynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Price, Great Paper.
Great price, great paper and always kindle delivered on time.
Published 4 months ago by D. K. Nestor
4.0 out of 5 stars southern OREGON reader
Nice sunday issue!
Published 4 months ago by Stephen Early
1.0 out of 5 stars Wish it were better.
Not nearly as good as the "paper" paper.
Published 4 months ago by Brian Barrabee
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A nice small city newspaper.
Published 6 months ago by William H. Hankin
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not good
Published 7 months ago by Richard P Myers
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