View Full Version : Amazon Kindle costs $400-500 / this October


TadW
09-06-2007, 12:25 PM
So guys... contrary to what's been rumored before (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8776), the Kindle will not not be subsidized and will cost a lot more - even more than the Sony Reader! That is, if the New York Times did a proper job in researching it:

In October, the online retailer Amazon.com will unveil the Kindle, an electronic book reader that has been the subject of industry speculation for a year, according to several people who have tried the device and are familiar with Amazon’s plans. The Kindle will be priced at $400 to $500 and will wirelessly connect to an e-book store on Amazon’s site.

Several people who have seen the Kindle say this is where the device’s central innovation lies — in its ability to download books and periodicals, and browse the Web, without connecting to a computer. They also say Amazon will pack some free offerings onto the device, like reference books, and offer customers a choice of subscriptions to feeds from major newspapers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the French newspaper Le Monde.

The device also has a keyboard, so its users can take notes when reading or navigate the Web to look something up. A scroll wheel and a progress indicator next to the main screen, will help users navigate Web pages and texts on the device.

People familiar with the Kindle also have a few complaints. The device has a Web browser, but using it is a poor experience, because the Kindle’s screen, also from E Ink, does not display animation or color.

Full article: Link (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/06/technology/06amazon.html?_r=1&oref=slogin)

jasonkchapman
09-06-2007, 12:32 PM
Hey, TadW. I think that party has already started (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13521).

TadW
09-07-2007, 06:03 AM
Thanks Jason! Looks like I really missed the party earlier :o

NatCh
09-07-2007, 11:52 AM
The problem with success around here is that it's rapidly becoming impossible to keep up with everything. :shrug: