Thursday, November 29, 2007
Remember Reading a Book on a PDA?
Well, I do. Clunky but doable.
And just Last Week, the latest incantation of that Idea was released by Amazon.com, and called, for want of a better word, Kindle.
The LA Times had a review about it This Week, which must make it important, this week.
Leo talked about it on TWiT, and DIGG dug it X number of times.
The bottom line is $399 is too much for an ebook reader. (I'm reading online ebooks on my Sony PSP).
You DO remember the iPhone incident a few months back, don't you?
Sony has a similar product, that it released over a year ago, called Sony Reader, which is selling for $299. Still, way too much for an ebook reader. It also doesn't have the features of Kindle of not needing a computer to use or have the ability to read certain newspapers or magaines.
And they both Don't Do Color, which is not a deal-breaker for a eBook Reader, but for magazines it might be nice.
The world is still waiting for a reasonably priced eBook reader.
If you happen to be "one of those" *Early Adopters type, I'd say (smirk), at least, wait a couple of months.
*must be quite a few early adopters, Amazon's Kindle is currently "Sold Out".
Even Leo (you know who I mean...) is on the waiting list.