Kindle: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device
Nov 20 2007

Amazon has released a very interesting new wireless reading device called Kindle.  It retails for $399 and is apparently currently sold out.  I think it uses Sprint as its wireless network.  If you happen to have the urge to purchase one of these devices and you use this link: Kindle or click on the image below then I will get a little commission on the sale that I will put towards developing new applications for Babble Soft.

Keep in mind that Sony also makes a portable wireless reader called PRS-500 that is currently retailing for $279.99 plus service.  My husband and I saw this one on display few weeks back at a Border’s Bookstore. I don’t know how to get any commission if you buy the Sony wireless reader PRS-500 after pressing that link, but I thought you should know about it in order to make the best purchasing decision for your situation.  Although it would be great to make a few bucks, I believe it’s more important for you all to be aware of the options. 

Unfortunately since my blog is not one of the “More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post” blogs I won’t make anything if you subscribe (assuming you even can) to my feed like Scoble will if you subscribe to his feed.

I have not used either of these devices but given that people and companies have been trying for years (actually decades) to build something like this that the masses will use, I thought it was worth mentioning here.  Hey for those of you who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or can’t sleep when the baby is sleeping and have nothing better to do (yeah right…) being able to read your favorite baby related book, parenting book, business book, how can I survive without sleep book, or romance novel with one hand could be quite useful!

Check out some of the posts on Kindle on these blogs I read:

Kindle Reader from at A Mom’s Life by

Ways bloggers get paid by Amazon by Robert Scoble at Scobelizer

Kindling this blog by Fred Wilson at A VC.

Watch a Video Demonstration of Kindle


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2 Comments on “Kindle: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device”

  1. 1 Neena (NeenMachine) said at 7:00 AM on November 21st, 2007:

    I have not looked into the Sony reader but it has captured my interest. I wasn’t prepared to “like” the Kindle. But aside from the high price, I see a lot of benefits. Thanks for the link!

  2. 2 Aruni said at 10:01 AM on November 21st, 2007:

    Hi Neena – I think when my kids are older they well might be reading their school books on a device like this.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!