Kindle for Droid!

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  1. av8tor1

    av8tor1 New Member

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    Does anyone know if there is a Kindle app for Droid?:mad:
     
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    I believe at the current time there are only Kindle applications for the PC and for the iPhone.
     
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    You can convert Amazon DRM for Droid use

    I am NOT advocating or supporting the illegal use, selling, or sharing of ebooks portected by DRM.

    There are methods to remove the DRM signature on Amazon/Kindle books so that they can be converted for use by several ebook readers on the Droid.

    Here is a link to a site with instructions. I use this to convert my Amazon purchased books for reading on my Droid.

    Converting Kindle Books: a painful process that works for reading Kindle books without a Kindle - nyquil.org
     
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    As nice as the Droids screen is I can't see reading book on/with it. Especially if you have an e-reader. Battery life would be atrocious.
    Let us know if the above works. Got some old Kindle books I could use as ref on my Droid.

    FYI - the Nook is AWESOME.
     
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    Reading ebooks.

    Reading ebooks on the Droid does not kill the battery and the clear screen is easy to read.
     
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    using the display kills the battery... but you will see..
     
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    I used it on a cross-country flight (Philadelphia-Seattle) .... no problem.
     
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    Actually, its not that bad. I read for about 4 hours or so on the train, using alkido. I had the screen brightness on lowest and had night view on (white text on back background). Barely went to 50% from a full charge.

    All in all, I do quite a bit of reading on my droid, mostly because its always with me. I always have a usb cable with me, and a zagg sparq, so batter life has never been an issue.
     
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    I use eReader on my phone pretty much every other day, but I don't notice it draining my phone any more than any other application.
     
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    I read using FBReader and Aldiko on my Droid all the time. Usually set to night mode with black background/white text. I don't notice a huge hit on the battery at all.
     
  11. Mr Steve

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    Thread title should have a question mark, not an exclamation point. :icon_evil:

    The lack of a Kindle app on the Droid is the only reason I keep my iPod Touch charged & ready to go.
     
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    Agreed! My heart jumped when I saw the exclamation haha! I've been using Alkido since I got the phone.....it's ok, but not great.....was using mobipocket on my BB, which was nice b/c it showed how far I've read in hours (though the hours to read was an estimate, I'm guessing based on # of pages)......any other ereader do this?

    I still don't see why Barnes & Noble haven't come out w/ an ereader for Android, I mean the Nook uses Android, you'd think it'd be an easy enough xfer!
     
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