The slow drip of rumors about the Amazon Kindle e-book reader exploded into a full-blown flood over the weekend. As a result there have been lots of comments flooding the social networks about the newest wireless device from Amazon.com…. it’s the Kindle.
Amazon’s new wireless reading device lets you read books, magazines, newspapers and blogs anywhere, anytime. Small as a paperback, Kindle will hold lots of goodies for book aficiandos. The screen technology seems to be impressive – but wait till someone tells us more.
You really must watch the small video about Kindle. I wonder when we will have access to free download?
A wonderful marketing strategy from Amazon – as well as a clear indication of future directions for teachers and librarians alike. This gadget is a ‘future’ must-have for me!
Nice one! I think! Maybe this is still not the ‘ultimate’ device – but with it’s link to Amazon, it sure is a peek into the future.
However, according to the Sydney Morning Herald (20/7) it is unlikely Kindle will ever see the light of day in Australia.
But the local book industry has jumped headlong into the digital age with Dymocks chain launch of Dymocks Digital Books online stocking about 120,000 ebooks that can be downloaded and read on a computer, mobile phone or other handheld device. They say that these digital formats are quick and easy to download so there will be no more waiting for shipping – read or listen within minutes. And with a growing list of over 135,000 titles to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice.