Friday, November 16, 2007

Amazon Kindle to be Launched Monday

According to a report in CNet this morning there is to be a 'high-profile' launch party at the W hotel in Union Square to announce the long anticipated Kindle ebook reader. From the report,
The Kindle is equipped with a Wi-Fi connection that taps into an Amazon e-book store, which users can access to purchase new electronic books--and Amazon has reportedly signed onto a deal with Sprint for EVDO access. Additionally, the device comes with a headphone jack for audiobooks, as well as an e-mail address.
The devise is expected to sell for $399 and among its content deals the company has apparently negotiated partnerships with as many as 100 newspaper publishers. The company is also saying it will have from launch the largest inventory of all e-books available. The report also confirmed that the initial SONY e-book reader has been 'a bust' but SONY expects their second version with improved features to fair better.


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