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Old 12-25-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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Which ably explains making Kindle books available for PCs and iPhones, eh? Oh, well... so he's sold on his own product line. Nothing new there.
I know it may be tough to stomach it, but... Read the entire interview. The Kindle hardware is a separate business from the Kindle books; i.e. Amazon plans to make money off of both. Regardless to whether your preference is to read off of a netbook or smartphone or an eInk device, Amazon wants you to buy their ebooks. The hardware does not subsidize the books (iTunes model) nor do book sales subsidize the device (cell phone model). Feel free to be skeptical, but it's worth noting that Bezos has been pretty consistent on those points for over a year now (and has discussed it at length in the past).


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This isn't an interview... it's just another Kindle ad!
If you like; it isn't a terribly in-depth interview, and promotion is part of any CEO's job. If someone sat Howard Stringer down for half an hour to discuss the Sony ebook devices, he'd do the same things -- discuss the benefits, hype the product, excuse any flaws, etc.
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