“Kindle” Your Reading Habit?

Hey all…

If you follow technology news at all, you’ve probably heard about Amazon’s new e-Book Reader called the Kindle.

Kindle

This little guy is amazing from a tech perspective:

  • 6″ diagonal E-Ink(r) Display
  • 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 4-level gray scale
  • 7.5″ x 5.3″ x 0.7″
  • 10.3 ounces
  • Built-in EVDO networking

So will this be the next big thing? The iPod and iTunes revolutionized how MP3s were being sold and marketed over the internet and that’s now one heck of a market. Amazon is offering more than 88,000 books on the Kindle, all for $9.95. You don’t have to hook the thing up to the computer – its wireless networking snatches books out of the air and you can read them pretty much immediately.

(Why do I feel like one of those television ads?) But wait, there’s more!

It can be used as a minimal web browser for viewing newspapers, blogs, RSS feeds, and so on.

But what’s amazing to me is that the EVDO networking part of this equation is free. Once you buy this thing, you don’t have to pay for the network, which is the same one used for some cell phones.

So how much you ask? $399. And demand must be high because if you go to the website, it’s sold out. But I have to say I’m intrigued. I’ll have to play with one before I decide to go this route… Who knows though? Maybe the price will come down some time like the iPhone?

Until next time… Enjoy your holiday weekend! I’m avoiding Black Friday myself. Not much of a shopper. 🙂

–Fitz

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