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Old 11-19-2007, 03:59 AM   #1
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Leaked Kindle and accessories prices, links, images

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While Amazon did a pretty good job hiding most signs of the Amazon Kindle, some impudent digging of yours truly revealed the following links (which still may or may not result in 404 errors). As you see there is nothing special about the accessories offered for the Kindle, except that we're happy to report that its battery is replaceable!
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:23 AM   #2
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Cool find. I wonder if they will charge for the newspapers? Considering most papers offer their online content for free, charging for them does not make much sense. I can see a monthly subscription working but not charging for daily newspapers.

Don't understand the blogs though. Surely they don't plan on charging for them.
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:25 AM   #3
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Don't understand the blogs though. Surely they don't plan on charging for them.
Alas, they are. You can subscribe to selected blogs, which cost either 99 cents or $1.99 a month per blog (source: Newsweek).
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:31 AM   #4
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Bah. And of course they will deny the user access to their favourite blog, just like the Sony Reader. Tiresome. They better make this thing easily hacked.
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:32 AM   #5
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It's good to see that they offer replacement batteries...

I just tried the "Kindle" and "Kindle Edition" search strings on Amazon.de and found that it now gives me the iRex Iliad as first search result for "Kindle" which is new...and perhaps good news...but still no search results for the "Kindle Edition" search.
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:43 AM   #6
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I just tried the "Kindle" and "Kindle Edition" search strings on Amazon.de and found that it now gives me the iRex Iliad as first search result for "Kindle" which is new...
I saw that too... looks like someone tagged the iLiad with "Kindle"
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Hmm...look at the Kindle charger (thanks for the pictures Alexander!) and tell me...does it look like one of those international ones where you can exchange the plugs? I think it does..but it might be wishful thinking..
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:47 AM   #8
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As long as it's some "standard" plug connector, supplying your own charger shouldn't be a problem. Hopefully it'll charge via USB too - most modern devices seem to.
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I'm not exactly worried about not being able to charge it actually...it's more that I'm still hoping for an international release...and supplying a charger with exchangeable pins might make that seem slightly more realistic...
Also, it looks like there are newspapers from outside the US on board as well...
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:52 AM   #10
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will they allow selling books for overseas markets?? can also someone explain what is this EVDO??
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:54 AM   #11
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So when is this announcement event going to happen (as in what time Monday?)
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Well, it looks ike this might be turning into a nice day...the Kindle is coming, the sun is shining...and I'm going outside to enjoy the sun now...
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So when is this announcement event going to happen (as in what time Monday?)
The conference will take place today @ 9:30am (NYC, local time).
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:08 AM   #14
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Browsing the U.S. Amazon store you can see 120,000 or so books (mostly with blank placeholders) listed when searching for 'Kindle'. The fact that no such placeholders appear on the U.K. site strongly suggests that we're not in for some wedge-shaped goodness today.

It's interesting to see that the Kindle link provided in the original posting does seem to allow orders to be placed. Best of luck to anyone who takes advantage of that.

Thanks for taking the time to root out this information Alexander. Now if only someone could find out which formats the Kindle will support then I could stop browsing the web and get back to work.

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It's interesting to see that the Kindle link provided in the original posting does seem to allow orders to be placed. Best of luck to anyone who takes advantage of that.
They must have changed that within the last hour (before that, there was no order link).

Hmm... very tempting...
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