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Kindle is One of a Kind

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on November 27, 2007

Kindle

Have you seen the new Kindle from Amazon.com? It’s a new reading device that allows you to instantly and wirelessly download books, newspapers, magazines, Wikipedia, and blogs to this paperback-sized device. Unlike your laptop, Kindle is easy to read outside in bright sunlight and weighs only 10.3 ounces. You can also easily adjust your font size and bookmark your location in your book. The price? $399. This new “toy” has been so popular that it is temporarily unavailable and Amazon does not expect to resume shipment until Christmas Eve, but hey, shipping’s free! Want to see a video demonstration of Kindle? Click here. Here’s what you get for your money:

  • Enjoy a revolutionary electronic-paper display providing a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
  • Thrill to ease of use with no computer, cables, or syncing.
  • Wrap yourself in the luxury of wireless connectivity that enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or lounging in bed.
  • Purchase a book and have it auto-delivered wirelessly in under one minute.
  • Revel in the 88,000 available books, including 100 of the 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.
  • Order New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases for just $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
  • Delight to top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
  • Expand your horizons with top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
  • Get your mitts on more than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
  • Stay skinny with its teensy size: lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighing only 10.3 ounces.
  • Hold over 200 of your favorite titles.
  • Celebrate its long battery life. Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day. Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging. Fully recharges in 2 hours.
  • Outdo WiFi, because Kindle utilizes the same high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones—so you never have to locate a hotspot.
  • Luxuriate in no monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments—Amazon takes care of the wireless delivery so you can simply click, buy, and read.
  • Frolic over your free wireless access to Wikipedia.
  • Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.

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