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My Kindle is scheduled by UPS to be delivered today -- they won't give a time estimate so I am stuck at home until it comes.

I have a question not answered in anything I have read -- and I think I have read EVERYTHING!

Question: There is an SD card reader under the cover of the back side. I assume it will at least accept a 2 GB version, but since it doesn't say SDHC for High Capacity, I wonder if that is just an oversite of specificaion, or if it really will not accept the 4 GB SDHC card. Since this is the only way to expand the number of books that can be stored locally in the Kendle device itself, I want to be able to put the maximum size SD card into the device when it comes. And I already have a 2 GB SD card plus a 4 GB SDHC card on hand. But I'm not sure what will happen if I put in the 4 GB card if it doesn't support the SDHC card. Maybe the paperwork which is coming with the Kendle will tell me, but it would have been nice to know in advance.

Charles Wilkes, San Jose, Calif.,

Answer: The Kindle does support SDHC as verified by someone in the forum (I believe it was in the accessories area. DaleDe 11:05, 5 December 2007 (CST)

And I have a comment in addition to the above.

One negative feature everyone has covered is the problem of picking up or holding the Kindle when to do so causes the forward or reverse page movement button to be pressed -- all too easy to do, and the device is difficult to hold without doing this.

My comment is has anyone considered using epoxy cement to glue down the top bottons on both the left and right side? Since the same function is repeated below these but reversed for left hand users, the function would not be lost, just the location which changes pages would change. It's too bad the design was so poor in this respect, but I just want to live with it and not have the bad effects I have seen on this point on the You-tube submissions, and the written comments.

Charles Wilkes


[edit] Critical Mass

All (esp. Dale):

The Kindle forums at Amazon are now officially a morass of oft-repeated questions. We seem to be going over the same territory again and again. No fault of the users; mainly because the forums aren't searchable. I think it's time to expand and categorize the faq and create how-to articles. By all appearances, the Kindle is the most successful e-reader yet, and I believe it needs a presence in this wiki to match that success. We could start by culling through "The Amazon Kindle Faq" ( for ideas and post them here for discussion and possible inclusion. Ideas? Feedback?

--Quickfics 19:04, 19 August 2008 (EDT)


As an example for what I believe is needed, this is a rough outline for Kindle file conversion

Talk:Amazon Kindle How-To: File Conversion

--Quickfics 20:38, 19 August 2008 (EDT)

[edit] organization for the Kindle

I agree that some organization is needed and the wiki is the best place to do it. I like the start you placed for conversion. The forums are searchable but many folks just prefer to re-ask rather than do research. It would make answering questions easier and more complete to just refer them to the wiki page. --DaleDe 12:44, 20 August 2008 (EDT)

[edit] Drafts

Amazon_Kindle_Keyboard_Shortcuts: Published --Quickfics 19:09, 21 August 2008 (EDT)

Talk:Amazon_Kindle_How-To:_File_Conversion_(Advanced): super rough. Feel free to add to, mark up, fold, spindle and mutilate.

[edit] category

I have built a category called Kindle for all the upcoming pages. Please add it to the bottom of the page.


Saw that the other day. Thanks Dale. -Rob (quickfics)

[edit] Alphebetical makeover?

Been thinking, Dale... It's not a big deal now, but as new pages keep getting added, we may have to rethink the naming conventions. Now may be a good time while it's still manageable. Looking over the Kindle Category, the current naming convention has everything listed under "A". My suggestion is we drop "Amazon Kindle" from the front and move it to the end of the article names, so "Amazon Kindle FAQ" would become "FAQ (Amazon Kindle)". This would still delineate the Kindle entries from all the other e-book readers that share the same wiki. We can make redirects from the pages already published. Unless you can think of another way in your wizard-like position of sysop.

We should also think of an easier way for naifs to find the category page, because anybody unfamiliar with wiki-standard (which is about everyone) will be looking in the main text of this page and not at the bottom.--Quickfics 05:33, 23 August 2008 (EDT)

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