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Amazon’s Whispersync Has a Good Head Start

Amazon seems to always come up with something new, and in addition to its arsenal of online offerings, the company will be rolling out its WhipserSync service which is aimed to take on Apple’s iCloud.

When Amazon launched the WhisperSync with the first Kindle e-reader, it gained a big head start. WhisperSync could make a whole library in Kindle available on different devices, as well as keeping track of your books, bookmarks and notes.

Testers claim that the technology works perfectly. Its very smooth over 3G or 4G and also Wi-Fi. Amazon is really positioning itself for something big with the announcement of the Kindle Fire aside from the release of the Cloud Player and Cloud Drive.   With its Android core, the Kindle Fire Tablet will incorporate an expanded version of the WhisperSync. E-book information and Kindle library are currently synced and in addition to this, WhisperSync will also keep a record of Amazon Instant Videos.  In the future, do not get surprised if you learned that WhisperSync can handle any type of documents and media.

[MacWorld, Photo: Engadget]



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  1. Before you think of getting a Kindle twinkle …err…Fire, here’s some limitations of it that you need to consider:
    – Kindle Fire doesn’t have microSD slot that, for example, Nook Color has thus it is stuck with 6 GB usable internal storage unlike Nook Color that can get up to 32 GB card in. Kindles are made to be almost like a “dumb terminal” of the past to make sure you’re tied up to Amazon’s storage on the web (for which you need Wi-Fi connection to get to) and you can only store content you get from Amazon there, not other files. Quoting Amazon on Kindle Fire: “Free cloud storage for all Amazon content”. Get it, Amazon content?
    – The stats of how long the battery can last (Kindle Fire theory is 8 hours) are taken with Wi-Fi off. You can only imaging how much less Kindle Fire battery will last if you use it to access content from their Cloud storage over Wi-Fi.
    – Amazon can spy on your web activity through their new cloud-integrated web browser of Kindle Fire.
    – VERY IMPORTANT – lack of microSD slot means that if you decide to root your Kindle Fire, you’ll have to root the actual device thus there will be no coming back. On Nook Color, you can make it boot from a “rooted” microSD card and if you want to get back to the original Nook you can just take out the card and reboot.
    – Kindle doesn’t support eBooks in ePub format that is the most used format in the world.
    – Kindle app store contains only Amazon approved apps and it does not include (and will not include) Netflix app that iPad has and Nook Color is getting thus again you’re stuck with Amazon content only.
    – Amazon confirmed that you cannot download anything to Kindle Fire when traveling abroad.
    I’d recommend waiting for a couple of weeks as Nook Color 2 is rumored to be released by Barnes & Noble.

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