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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What is a Kindle?

Recently at dinner after sullying a beautiful day with a rather dismal golf game, the Kindle came up. Technogeeks and other tech aficionados tend to forget the bulk of the world does not have the same interests as we do. I blogged not long ago on the new Kindle with the rash assumption that everyone knows what a Kindle is and how it works. My dinner companions were happy to point out to me that many people don’t live in front of a computer. So for the folks who are not familiar with the Kindle the following is right from the Amazon web site. Incidentally Kindle is not the only game in town, Sony has a reader as well, currently on sale at Staples for $279.00.

Kindle, a electronic device for reading.
Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines
Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback

Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

Improved Display: Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and even crisper images

Longer Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging

More Storage: Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books

Faster Page Turns: 20% faster page turns

Read-to-Me: With the new text-to-speech feature, Kindle can read every newspaper, magazine, blog, and book out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable

Large Selection: Over 285,000 books plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs available

Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.


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