questionswhich e-reader would you choose?

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One downside to the Nook, though you can download NOOK Books you have already purchased to your Nook while overseas, you are not able to purchase NOOK Books while you are out of the U.S. See excerpt from their FAQ's below the link.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooks/help-faqs.asp

Can I access my NOOK Books while traveling?

You can download NOOK Books from your NOOK Library that have already been purchased. You will not be able to purchase NOOK Books if you are traveling outside of the United States.

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I have the 2nd gen Kindle and have had no problems. However, I have not attempted to purchase a book while traveling outside the country.

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We have a kindle, and it works great here and overseas. I've got nothing against the nook, but I find amazon has ebooks for less, and more free books, as well.

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I'd have to say Kindle Fire. It's not just an e-reader anymore. It's an all in one 7" bundle of awesomeness, it makes me put down that old webOS device I got real cheap.

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Kindle Keyboard 3G is my choice. I have K2 Keyboards - Internatioal 3g, service provided by AT&T. They've been on vacation to Spain & Italy, & download effortlessly. A newer keyboards model - the K3 - is also available.

Caveat: You MUST look at the world map (see the Kindle on Amazon) to make sure that the 3G network does work in the country your mother will be. I'd advise 3G & not Wi-Fi only. My preference is also keyboard, not touch & I prefer ad-free. I imagine that the touch is okay; I just like the visible keyboard & not a touch screen. Prices go up when you get 3G and ad-free. If cost is a great consideration, I still recommend 3g (either keyboard or touch), but get one with ads.

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Kindle all the way.
Even after I got an iPad, I still turn to the Kindle for reading books; and at the price point they are now, you just can't go wrong.

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Kindle e-ink. The kindle fire is fancy, but it is also LCD, so she would not be able to read it in bright outdoor light. I would invest in a cover with a clip light since she will need to be able read it in ver low light as well.

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So agree w/those who are saying nay to the Kindle Fire. Reading a book on that is like reading a book on your computer. You might as well download the FREE Kindle app to your computer, laptop or netbook. Once you do, you'll find your eyes fatigue rapidly.

Kindle e-readers use e-ink; it's like reading a book. Not backlit=easy reading. A light source is required in the dark or dim light just like it is for a paper book.

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Kindle hands down, not only is it a superior e-reader the new Fire with Prime membership gives you a massive amount of free content. Plus Amazon is getting ready to launch the whole borrow books for free section.

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My mother, who lives in Europe, has the Kindle Keyboard 3G. It seems to work as well there as it does here. She also raves about its light weight, easy to read type, and the read-out-loud feature which is more of a novelty but useful for long boring drives. She also really likes the fact there is a huge amount of free material available so she loaded it up with a lot of old stuff that is harder to find in print.

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