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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