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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2011
If the Sac Bee is going to charge the price they do for the Kindle edition, they should include all articles from the daily paper. Sac Bee...get serious about online, or get out.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2011
The Kindle version of the Sacramento Bee comes with a fraction of the articles offered in the newsstand version to the point of pretty much being worthless. The Bee should learn that if it was fit to print, it should be fit to view on the kindle.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 8, 2011
Subscribed for ten months on the Kindle DX. I scanned the reviews here just before writing this, and it seems most people are complaining about a dearth of content. My wife just fell for some sort of sob-story sales pitch and ordered the paper version again every day, so I can compare directly. I'm fairly certain there are the same number of actual local news stories.

Definitely lacking, though, are two things: national and international news, and pictures and figures. I'm guessing this has to do with how Amazon charges newspaper companies ... by the byte! Whereas in the physical paper you can expect hundreds of photos per day, in the Kindle version you can expect three or four, and two of those are often simply the same picture week after week of a columnist ... HUGE pictures week after week of the same columnist. Completely unnecessary and doesn't add to the newspaper experience in my opinion, whereas stories about development or mass protests are weakened without photojournalism to accompany the words. You can get the Kindle app on your iPad, though, and there are more photos there, and, of course, navigation is infinitely faster and easier. You may read the argument of e-Ink vs. LCD somewhere else, but I find the iPad experience of the Kindle app a LOT better if you're not the type who reads every single word in the paper every day.

Also, I very much wish there were some comics or some sort of way to do a crossword or something on the Kindle. Perhaps there is, but not in The Bee.

So, to boil it down, even though I very much understand the limits of current e-Ink technologies, there just isn't enough going on visually to make me pay this price when even the free awful awful website has more pretty stuff to look at.
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on January 29, 2014
it has become a shell of it's former self. The Bee is not much more than a "hack" for the Kings and or Sacramento Mayor and all his wealthy developers. I am going to try it online however I will cancel my subscription ASAP. Oh yes, it has almost doubled in price since I last extended my subscription less than 13 weeks ago. This will be the last time I renew the delivered paper. Janis Rich
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