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Old 02-06-2009, 05:27 PM   #1
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Four billion mobile phones

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There are four billion cellphones in the world. 10% of those are smartphones.

Four hundred million smartphones. Suddenly Amazon's realization that they should try to get themselves some of that makes a lot more sense, doesn't it?
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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Four hundred million smartphones. Suddenly Amazon's realization that they should try to get themselves some of that makes a lot more sense, doesn't it?
No doubt. But, if the Kindle is about selling ebooks (and not Kindles) as Bezaos claimed it was then Amazon should sell DRM free ebooks in a standard format (epub?) the way they do digital music in their MP3 music store.

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No doubt. But, if the Kindle is about selling ebooks (and not Kindles) as Bezaos claimed it was then Amazon should sell DRM free ebooks in a standard format (epub?) the way they do digital music in their MP3 music store.

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Even if Amazon decided to abandon Mobipocket they may not be able to convince publishers to drop DRM yet. I do wonder how much they make licensing their DRM, though. We always talk about the things that inflate the price of books and this is continually on the list but it would be helpful to know how much.
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