Select Kindle Downloads For iPhad Now Offer Audio, Video
At present there are only 13 titles available at the usual price of $9.99, including five travel books, a book on knitting, a biography of FDR, and a book about bird songs. Unsurprisingly, these titles are significantly bulkier than standard downloads and can only be accessed if a WiFi network is available. Those of you wanting to protest AT&T's new data plans by crushing the company's network will have to find a better outlet.
Integrating multimedia capabilities into e-books is an interesting concept, but such content could actually hurt the reading experience if it isn't handled properly. Perhaps we're cynics, but it's all too easy to imagine advertisers wanting in on the action—why not put some 10-20s shorts in front of those video clips or audio expository?