Originally Posted by VillageReader
Wouldn't it make things interesting if the Kindle is a special edition Iliad pointing to Amazon's update site rather than iRex'?
That would be funny,
however it's highly unlikely.
Rex did try to aproach Amazon, but Amazon was not receptive of the idea. Contacts were unsuccessful. (maybe somebody tried to call iRex tech support).
In the ebook world today if Amazon choses your device this is as good as is gets. iRex is claearly not in that position.
For starters the iLiad isn't nearly as reliable, stable, or usable as Amazon would need.
Amazon is the only company with power to make the content explosion happen.
But we still have to see what Amazon has planned for their kidle.
1) They could just release a reader and port their mobipocket ebook collection.
2) Or they could have planned a really big push to make ebooks mainstream and add thousands of new quality titles to their ebook catalog.
Actually for me it makes sense that Amazon would want to design their own reader. After all for them it's not hardware at all. They are creating a new suply channel.