What do you think about the digital book reader made by amazon?

Hong Kong
November 20, 2007 8:54am CST
Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7101392.stm I feel it will become an extremely useful technology as it can save a lot of paper. There are already 90,000 books which can be downloaded wirelessly through to kindle so there is bound to a book you would be interested in. I think the main downside however is the cost and 399 US might not be attractive for many readers.
4 responses
@drannhh (15234)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I wanted to try it but at that price was afraid it might end up being just another too bulky piece of overpriced equipment gathering dust. Somehow it is hard to imagine the bugs having been all worked out of it, and think how annoying it would be if after we bought one they started charging a monthly fee to use it. I have to admit though to sort of salivating whenever a photo of the device pops up on my Amazon wish list.
@ShepherdSpy (8561)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
14 Feb 08
Desktop computers were supposed to help create the paperless office..still waiting on that one...I won't hold my breath on this one either :) I'm into ebooks and ebook platforms-it's good that this one has access to a bunch of material,but you can't get the free stuff from e.g. Project Gutenberg online for it,AFAIK..everything has to be paid for thru Amazon..The price may be a drawback,but if the machine excels at what it does,it should sell..If You have a Java enabled cellphone,I'd recommend the free ebook reader app and books from booksinmypocket.com ...
14 Dec 07
I really want one, but I can't afford it. The bookstore and libraries are far away from me, and shipping takes a couple of days if I order online. It would be nice to have a Kindle for the instant gratification factor.
@subha12 (18450)
• India
30 Nov 07
at first just looking at your discussion i thought its for all. But i know amazon has nothing fre. But 399$ is a huge amount and it is really not affordable.