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Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 5:36:19 PM PDT
I expect the lower memory was to support the longer battery life, esp. with a built-in light. They needed to get capacity back from somewhere. This may also explain the lack of audio support, or that may have just been a cost issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 5:47:31 PM PDT
CSam says:
I agree. I send almost all of my books to the Cloud. Right now I have about 150 books on my baby K and when I'm done reading one, I'll delete or send to the Cloud as well. I have a friend who does hold most of her books on her baby K and I've seen it run as smooth as mine (minus the search time on her end) with 900+ books on it. So whether you store in the Cloud or download onto your Kindle, I think 2GB is going to be more than enough for most people.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 5:59:52 PM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
When I bought my KK I just downloaded everything to it, but I found that looking for a book got more unwieldy the more books I kept on there, even with categorization. So I turned over a new leaf when I bought the baby with less storage.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 6:05:20 PM PDT
I agree. More storage please.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 6:15:41 PM PDT
Mr.Mac says:
I too want more storage. Yes, there is the 'cloud' but for me I very rarely have internet. So really the cloud does me no good. I have to keep copies on my computer, and I keep my Kindle Keyboard filled and ready for travel. Currently have 2000+ books on it. Less storage seems to be a step backward IMHO.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 6:16:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 6, 2012, 6:17:45 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
Your information is out of date. You can now send your non-Amazon documents to your Kindle, and they will be stored in your Amazon account. Here's a link to the help section for the Kindle Personal Documents Service:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_pdoc_main_short_us?nodeId=200767340

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 6:20:05 PM PDT
ksamparo says:
I know right?!? To go from 3,500 down to 3,000 to a drastic 1,100. I have been a book worm a long time and I want to carry everything with me when i travel. My harlequin and Barbara Cartland books alone hit the 1,100 mark. Still got my Harry Potters and other epic series like LOTR, game of thrones etc...

Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 6:43:11 PM PDT
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Regarding the Kindle Touch Paperwhite: So they cut the memory in half, eliminated sound (speakers, headphones, text-to-speech, music and audio book capability) and we will need to buy a new cover - and they want us to pay MORE? Considering what we are giving up, there should have been no increase in price.

While the contrast/resolution and that nice white screen are SUPER tasty looking, I will be sticking with my K3 for now. I watched a live blog of the presentation and actually had the $119 model and a new cover in my Cart until I carefully read the specs and forum threads and was aware what was taken away - then promptly deleted them from my Cart. However, it does look nice and I will certainly go try one out at Best Buy when they are available. If I didn't already have a K3, I would certainly buy one.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012, 5:40:38 AM PDT
GreyDay says:
Amazons cloud for books sucks. Try finding a specific book whose title you don't remember, you never paid attention to who wrote it but you know its general category ie "history" among 2000 or so titles in your cloud. Just how many pages of archive are you willing to page through trying to find the book you were looking for? Without collections in the cloud/archive I'll keep my books where they belong and where I can find them in collections on my kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012, 5:50:41 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Books from other sources or other personal documents can now also be stored in Amazon cloud, visible from Kindle Archive.

My guess it they reckoned 2GB is enough because audio books are not supported. I would prefer more, though...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012, 5:56:07 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
I agree. One has to use https://kindle.amazon.com/your_reading, https://amazon.com/yml, Shelfari, Calibre or something similar.

Now, if Amazon would integrate archive view with, say, Shelfari, that would be something else entirely...

Posted on Sep 7, 2012, 5:56:33 AM PDT
Nina says:
Since there's no longer any reason to store MP3s or audio books, they probably figured less storage would do.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012, 5:58:46 AM PDT
Susan Toye says:
If my friend in the US buys this for me.. will it work in Canada being that we can't get it here?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012, 6:04:40 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
It will.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012, 6:21:26 AM PDT
Sheryl says:
I wish there was a way to organize books by Collections in the Cloud. If there was, this reduced storage wouldn't bother me at all. I keep ALL my books resident on my Touch because I can organize them by genre (to help me find books easier, especially for browsing). I even keep books I have finished on the Touch and put them in collections by the # of stars I give it so I can make quick book recommendations to people. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, the Cloud doesn't allow for organization by collection or even allow you to rate a book with stars so that you can easily see which ones you have read and which ones you have not. I have over 1,000 books on my Kindle (lots and lots of freebies) which makes it hard to go through if they can only be sorted by Author, Title or When they were added to my account.

I'd prefer to not have to use an outside software product to keep track of all the books because then I'd have to check that before going to the Cloud. However, if that is the only way to go, I will do that since I REALLY like the idea of the paperwhite screen (both the greater contrast and the light).

Does anyone have any recommendations on the easiest way to organize whatever I keep in the archives/cloud? (And here's to hoping Amazon makes some updates to the Cloud and we can organize it all there eventually.)

Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012, 6:29:47 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012, 6:30:18 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Again, I agree.

I find Calibre most full-featured. Import the books in it, enter or enter tags, descriptions and other metadata (tens of sites are available to import the metadata from), then either let Calibre generate catalog in mobi format, use its built-in content web server as a catalog server, or both.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012, 6:31:07 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
I already have more than that (OK, some are just short stories), plus hundreds of articles.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012, 6:34:31 AM PDT
GreyDay says:
When the kindles first came out they wanted a device that didn't need a computer to use. Once the books you've purchased gets much past 100 with the crippled archive you have a device you CAN'T conveniently use without a computer and outside software to find and organize your books. With all the archive problems they have they should have made a device with NO whispernet at all and used the extra spece for more memory or a SD slot.

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Posted on Sep 7, 2012, 6:44:38 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
I found that after about 300 books on my KK it really slowed down for highlighting and searching.
I'm using shelfari now for grouping my books.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012, 6:45:25 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 7, 2012, 6:46:20 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
As said several times in this thread, yes, if archives were organized in any way.

Edit: But, because of slowness Pat mentions, I no longer keep everything on all of my devices.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012, 6:48:47 AM PDT
Kelly says:
I see this in the specs....2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Does this mean that they went the route of the nook and designate only part of the storage for Non-Amazon content?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012, 6:51:55 AM PDT
Jeff Diamond says:
Susan, I'm curious... IMO, a wek point of the Kindle interface is finding books in your library. I start having serious issues with more than 25 books. How do you find something in a thousand books?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012, 6:57:39 AM PDT
Kelly says: "I see this in the specs....2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Does this mean that they went the route of the nook and designate only part of the storage for Non-Amazon content?"

It's always been that way. A portion has always been set aside for the system to use for updates, notes, etc.
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