Kindle on the Xoom

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    I'm considering purchasing a xoom to use Kindle on. Anyone have any experience with how Kindle is on it?
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    The Kindle app works just fine even though it is not yet specifically designed for Honeycomb. It looks exactly the same just with a larger dimension and the 16:9 aspect ratio is perfect for replicating a paper book when used in portrait mode. The page turns are not quite as smooth, with a half-second hesitation but nothing bothersome. The covers are stunning on the Xoom's gorgeous display!

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    I agree the kindle app works fine I am looking forward to a native version but the current version just work

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    Looks great on the xoom

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    This. It works fine but is "plain-jane" as compared to the nifty google book reader that is already installed (with the page flip animations etc.).
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    True. But since there doesn't appear to be a way to side load a .mobi file in the native app at least the Kindle app works. :)
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    Does the google book reader allow importing and reading of epubs?


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    I love kindle on this thing

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    The kindle itself is slow to turn pages - the app's that I have tried on both IPad and Droid X are also slow to change pages. It's quite annoying when you are used to being able to change pages as fast as you can click the button - Here's hoping that the XOOM changes pages w/out the dreaded delay.
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    But you can always use Aldiko. It's working great on the Xoom as well. Or FB Reader -- open source. :)
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    An e-ink device requires some time to clear and redraw the screen. That's not the case with an lcd (other than the intentional page-turn animation slowing)
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    Yes - one of the reasons by my PRS500's and Kindle gathered dust after getting the Ipad. Once you get used to instant page turns there is no going back - for me at least.

    EPUB - Does the Native XOOM app read EPUB?

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    Not true. I just tested it by dragging on of my drm-free .mobi books to the kindle directory and it is right there with the rest of the kindle library and plays just fine.
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    It think so. Let me try and test it.....hmmm now that I look at it, I'm not seeing that you can side-load into the native google book reader....I may not be seeing the proper directory or place though.
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    Anybody try Nook on the Xoom?
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    Kindle works great

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    I won't use the kindle app until It accepts open formats.
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    Hee-hee. It does "accept" .mobi format. :)
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    Figured that out last night -- I'm in need of the "Last Page Read SYNC" feature and it appears that the Kindle app does it better than the Nook from my limited testing -- not as seamless as Ibooks but looks to work. Converted several of my Epub's with Calibre to mobi and will try to load them on the Xoom when it arrives today.
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    Or just leave them epub and use the Aldiko reader app. :)
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