Kindle Reader Uglier Than A Monkey's Armpit
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.
But the source said the Kindle apparently won't bear many other BlackBerry-like features such as a calendar or address book. The Kindle may also lack a backlight. Instead, it comes with a small reading light attached to an adjustable arm.
From its inception, the Kindle has been geared toward "road warriors" and business travelers. The source told News.com that the device includes a feature to download digital editions of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal each morning.
So I can pay a reported $399 for a device that looks like the dashboard on a Ford Pinto and then pay for some sort of wireless broadband service, all so I can read two newspapers that I can buy now anywhere for a less than a buck. Then, while waiting for Amazon to find publishers that will release their text electronically to the wild, maybe I can go to the Gutenberg Project and download Silas Marner. We're all thrilled.