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Who else doesn't want a 4" Kindle?


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Initial post: Jun 3, 2013 9:38:40 AM PDT
Dittie says:
What do you think are the reasons it won't happen?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 9:42:47 AM PDT
Lack of wide spread demand.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 9:45:40 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Dude, YBIK all over that. lol

Seriously, though, so you don't think whinging about it will make it happen?

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 9:46:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2013 9:46:53 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
Amazon hates whiny little self-entitled children who know nothing about economics, marketing, manufacturing, or business?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 9:48:41 AM PDT
Cassie Anne says:
Could be any number of things.

Is it technologically feasible? Sure, my smartphone's smaller than that, but it has an LCD screen, not an e-ink screen. I'm leery of assuming just because one size works for one device, it will work for another.

Even if it is technologically feasible, is there enough demand? I haven't done the market studies, but you can bet Amazon will before they invest too much in the idea.

Even if it is techologically feasible and there's enough demand, is the quality of the device up to Amazon's standards, and can they deliver it at the right price point? The 6" Kindle Basic is $69, which may be an issue when it comes to pricing a Mini.

Amazon hasn't embraced color e-ink, even though the technology exists, and there was at least some interest from various corners of the internet.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 9:49:34 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Ooh, good answer. Good answer.

More importantly, Damazon probably hates whiny little self-entitled children who keep pretending that they know.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 9:50:19 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2013 9:51:18 AM PDT
There was certainly no lack of wide spread demand when my wife opened the 4" Kindle I bought for her.

<Time to cut back on the coffee. Way. way. way back.>

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 9:52:00 AM PDT
Dittie says:
And it's hard (YBIK) to keep prices down (YBIK) once X number of customers do physical damage to their Kindle devices and think Amazon owes them an unlimited number of free replacements just because they're, you know, Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 9:53:02 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Dude, that's eggzactically what she said. Eggzactically.

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 9:53:21 AM PDT
Denise Long says:
how would you read a book on a 4" screen?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 9:54:02 AM PDT
Cassie Anne says:
Yep. The PITA question. "Will selling this device be more of a PITA than it's worth?"

And a 4" Kindle isn't going to be up (YBIK) to any rough handling. (YBIK)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 9:55:13 AM PDT
King Al says:
The same way you read on a phone. While some people would find it too small, many people read on their phones.

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 9:56:20 AM PDT
Who cares, if you don't want one, don't buy one.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 9:57:49 AM PDT
T. Cook says:
The same way I used to read ebooks on my Palm PDA, as many lines of text that will fit on the screen at a time....

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 9:59:09 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Who cares if you don't care. If you don't want to take part in the discussion, don't do it.

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 10:40:40 AM PDT
The Artist says:
With the size of font I need to use these days, a 4" diagonal screen would give me about 4 words per line. Not interested in anything smaller than the 6" diagonal screen.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 10:45:11 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Not only that but the reduced number of lines per screen would mean a whole lot more "page" turns as the font size increases.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 10:56:23 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
Actually, even if you *want* one, you can't buy one.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 11:02:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2013 11:02:49 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Ah, but if a certain Richard wears us all down, we could just say we want one even if we don't. lol

ETC

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 11:03:19 AM PDT
I want one.

DAMAZON!

Look away!! LOOK AWAY!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 11:04:36 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Lambypie, there's a whole other thread for you out there ----->. And a special place in he!!.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 11:08:39 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
Yes, I'm often worn down by self-aggrandizing fools who have more stubborness than brains. Why just last week me and some guy named Sancho helped this old dude kill a windmill.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 11:11:23 AM PDT
Dittie says:
(Psst. Worn down and worn out aren't necessarily the same thing, right?)

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 11:14:56 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2013 11:15:13 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
Oh looky looky!! Not only is little Timmy an obnxious know-it-all, he's also a Down Vote Fairy.

He flits, he flies! He presses the button, and doesn't know why!
Thread to thread he buzzes along, singing his little "clicky click" song.
He thinks he's scary, his palms are hairy, he's the all time annoying Down Vote Fairy!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 11:16:38 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
Close, but not really. It's like the difference between being rode hard and put away wet, and being rode wet and put away hard.
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