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    Hello everyone. I stumbled upon you guys after the iPad 2 announcement. I recently bought the first gen iPad 16G WiFi, as an early birthday gift because I wasn't sure when v2 would be released. Ironically it's on my birthday, lol. Stranger things have happened I guess. Despite this revelation, I'm not looking to sell off what I have for an upgrade. I really purchased it as an eBook and to keep up with my love for all things Apple. I have a 2nd gen iPod classic I refuse to get rid of, purchased a MacBook Pro 1.5 years ago and upgraded to an iPhone 4 last year.

    So far, I love my iPad and so does my daughter. I'm an avid book reader and it's serving it's purpose very well. I look forward to what will be revealed next year. Hopefully some of the desired features that didn't make it in v2 (retina display, etc.)

    Thank you and I look forward to all of your insight!
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    Greetings and welcome to the forum!

    I also got an iPad mainly for reading on a larger format than the iPod Touch so the 1st generation iPad will most likely serve me well for awhile. But I am such a gadget freak that I don't know if I can let the latest technology pass me by!
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    What ebook software are you using?
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    I use just about all of the major ones. Of course I have the Kindle app, but I also have the Borders app and Nook app from Barnes & Noble, but honestly, almost all of my purchases are from Amazon.

    There are also a great "generic" readers out there called Stanza. The main reason to get this is that you can get literally thousands of public domain books for free through Project Gutenberg. They also have links to other content sellers.

    One of the best overall readers is called GoodReader. With it, you can store stuff on a "cloud" like DropBox. It is also probably one of the best PDF readers out there.

    There are others, but those are the biggies.
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    @1991-C4

    Thank you for sharing the other app sources. I'll give them a try also.
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    Welcome to the forum. I too am new here having purchased my iPad just about 9 days ago. I have a Kindle and like it better for most of my science fiction novels of bible reading. I prefer the iPad for photography books because of the larger screen and high resolution color.

    I lived in SC for 13 years in the Aiken, SC area across the river from Augusta, Ga. I still have my sister and a few friends there. Living in Oregon now I certainly don't miss the heat and humidity.

    I hope you enjoy your association with this site. It has already helped me learn my way around my new iPad.
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    Welcome to the iPad family. I have the Kindle app and like it a lot. Down loaded a couple Koontz books today and thinking about Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries. I also have the Nook app for magazines.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Thank you for the warm welcome.
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    Welcome to the ipad forum Anamolous. I hope you pad approx $100 less for the ipad 1, as the prices of ipad 1 have been officially reduced
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    Unfortunately not. I purchased mine on the 28th of January so I missed out on the price reduction.
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    Very similar to me, if i had known that ipad2 was coming in and that it was going to be cheaper, i wold have waited, but hey :(
    look fore ward to ipad 3, and the ipad 1 will one day become a classic and its value go up

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    I paid $350 plus tax for my 16gb from Apple. It was a factory refurbished unit and comes with full warranty. I love it so far!!!

    I used Kindle for most of my ebooks and iBooks for PDFs.
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    I look forward to it also. 
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    Great deal! I've purchased refurbs from them in the past and haven't been disappointed. 

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