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With the success Apple has had rolling out the iPod, Amazon is trying to follow suit.  They just released a new eBook device called the Kindle, and most reviewers are not taking kindly to it.  They cite the high cost ($400) for the gadget as well as its limited web access (only to certain blogs, and as significant drawbacks.

The glare reduction engineered in the product, and the fact that it saves trees are pluses.

Generally I do not want to bring a laptop when I go on vacation (Shock & Horror). So, a small device that can serve up multiple books of content and provide some internet access is interesting... 

Bottom line for me:  I think the ability to check and write email, and to play cd's and dvd's are needed for me to buy it.  It is very close, however, and it is exciting to see Amazon making this debut.


Tools   Print    Email   Digg   reddit Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2007 12:59 PM Critique , Personal | Back to top

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