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Old 05-06-2009, 12:41 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by maynard View Post
Yes. Because WIFI chips are expensive at the component level and prototyping a new motherboard for a new product line with different display features would be too difficult.
While WiFi seems possible, it wouldn't add the same "sexiness" to the device as 3G connectivity. With WiFi, you still need to find a hotspot before you can buy your books... can you imagine how bothersome it would be to start war driving for WiFi access with a Kindle?
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