Amazon.com has developed an electronic book reader known as Kindle
, which provides a revolutionary electronic-paper display via a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper. The device is lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces and comes with features traditional books can’t match—adjustable font sizes, a full text search engine, and wireless connectivity via the cellular Whispernet broadband service. This means you can buy books nearly anywhere, whether you are near a wireless hotspot or not (with no extra connection charges or service plans). And, books—88,000 to choose from—can be downloaded quickly, often less than one minute, for less than $10 (most titles). Free sample chapters are available for download to help you decide whether to buy or not.
But, Kindle is more than a book reader. It also provides wireless access to U.S. newspapers (The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post), international newspapers (Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times), popular magazines (TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes), blogs (BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post), and even Wikipedia. You can even use Kindle to view your own content. Email your Word documents and pictures (.jpg, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
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