Friday, November 16, 2007

AMAZON TO RELEASE E-READER

A NEW E-READER FROM AMAZON (hopefully)

The publishing world and avid readers have been awaiting this latest device for some time. Insiders say Amazon will unveil it on Monday, November 19th.

Called Kindle, this electronic book reader will be in competition with Sony's ($300USD), and can hold 200 titles. But it is quite different too, sporting a keyboard for note-taking,
wireless connectivity to the web and Amazon's e-book store. Apparently Kindle's display is black and white and does not support animation.

Key issues for potential buyers include the availability of titles that they wish to read--Amazon is saying 88,000 are on tap--and the purchase price of $399.00USD.

Is Kindle going to be better than a book? My answer to that is that it is just different. But in time, undeniably, e-readers are going to save a lot of trees.

For more Kindle info, visit http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9816164-1.html
To see Sony's e-reader, go to http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-readers/sony-reader-digital-book/4505-3508_7-32686067.html
For a negative view, click on www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2007/11/amazon_planning.html