ebooks/iPad/Kindle

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    Two questions:
    (1) Will the ebook feature allow for changing (increasing) font size, like the Kindle does?
    (2) Will content already owned (from Amazon) in Kindle format be able to be transferred to the iPad?
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    I believe my wife told me that you will be able to increase the font.
    Native, the Kindle books are not supported but some sleuthing around the net will yield results. Do you know how to hack a little? You have to break the security and then do a format conversion.
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    Thanks.
    If you know how to do that, please let me know. Presume you have download content from Kindle to PC first?
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    So then the Kindle app I have now (for my 3gs & iPod touch) won't work on the ipad?
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    App Killer

    I believe all existing app for Iphone/IpodTouch will work in Ipad , but how they will work this is a big question
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2010
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    It would stink if I lost the use of the Kindle books I already own, I was so looking forward to reading on a bigger format.
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    Kindle App's for IPAD/IPHONE

    could you please give me the name or the link abour the app you have in you're Iphone

    thank's in advance
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    It is the Kindle app for iPhone/itouch, you can find it at the app store. Just type in "kindle" in the search bar or @ amazon's site
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Kindle+app+for+iPhone&x=0&y=0]Amazon.com: Kindle app for iPhone[/ame]

    Hope that helps.
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    Amazon kindle/ Ipad

    Thank's a lot i have found it , but unlucky me Amazon is not yet in Singapore, so due to the stupid restriction i can't download it and order book in my mother language (french) , this point annoy me too
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    Amazon has their own DRM (digital rights management) that prevents the books from being read on other devices. This is a requirement that most publishers demand to prevent their books from being illegally copied. Programs such as Calibre may be able to strip or alter the DRM. However, Apple also has their own DRM that will be applied to the ipad. Whether the non-stripped or altered e-book will display correctly is currently open to question. Once the Ipad is out, we will find out more.

    All the best!
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    Hi I do understand what you are saying about "drm", I am figuring if ALL of our current apps will work then the "kindle" app which reads their "drm" should allow us to read kindle books. That is if they don't get rod of it to try & force you to buy their ebooks. (not unlike the lack of flash so we can not play free games or watch free tv) at this point with so few models having been made I may never find out :(
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    My only unresolved question is: Will iBooks allow me to read my other ebooks on iPad?

    If it's possible, then Calibre allows translation to Epub format from most others.
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    Mishcee- Acording to one source we can use Kindle for the IPod to use the IPad and the Kindle bookstore together. Will it work- ?
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    Well, my fears were not justified. You can see the answers on Apple's site. iBooks allows the use of previously owned non-DRMed ebooks.

    Link here
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    Thank you so much for the post.

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