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Submission + - Amazon Introduces Amazon Kindle, a Wireless Reader ( 1

Tech.Luver writes: " today introduced Amazon Kindle, a revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight. More than 90,000 books are now available in the Kindle Store, including 101 of 112 current New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases, which are $9.99, unless marked otherwise. Kindle is available starting today for $399 at Amazon/Kindle. — Downloads Content Wirelessly, No PC Required, No Hunting for Wi-Fi Hot Spots The Kindle wireless delivery system, Amazon Whispernet, uses the same nationwide high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones. Kindle customers can wirelessly shop the Kindle Store, download or receive new content — all without a PC, Wi-Fi hot spot, or syncing. ( )"
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  • This device is better than some offerings but it is far, far, far too expensive, looks quite ugly and only offers print in black and white. I say white but it's dirty grey like cheap paper. $400 is just too much.

    And despite the spiel Kindle does not let you *buy* a book, rather you buy the rights to view a book. This is something all e-book readers have in common and it sucks. Titles are not something you can trade or sell - it's locked to you. Therefore it seems a tad expensive to be charging $10 for tit

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