The Future of Reading?

Launched Nov 19
Sold Out In 5.5 Hours
On major back order
No, it's not a game console, not a new iphone or anything from Apple, not an updated version of Tickle Me Elmo or Furby.

It's the new Amazon Kindle. It's a book, not an online based device, but you purchase the books online, but you don't need a hotspot or anything to connect -- it's like our cell phones which connect anywhere you are.

One of the coolest things is you are connected to Wikipedia the whole time...which I love and go on at least once a day. Here are some more specs about this product:
  • Electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks & reads like real paper.
  • Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.
  • Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed. (books delivered in less than 1 min.)
  • Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
  • Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
  • Holds over 200 titles.
  • 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.
  • Unlike WiFi, Kindle utilizes the same high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones—so you never have to locate a hotspot.
  • No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments—we take care of the wireless delivery so you can simply click, buy, and read.
  • Email your Word documents and pictures to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.

It's kind of pricey -- it's about $400. But, it may be worth it; much lighter to bring traveling than multiple books....

Would you ever consider purchasing this?

If so, you can purchase it here....(or just watch the video about it)...or you can read here about Google's soon to launch ebooks.

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