Actually, you can't get it now - you can get on the preorder list and they'll email you when they've got one. I don't think anyone here is going to get one, but let's throw a Kindle DX link (The W at Amazon) out there, just in case. I mean, for that kinda scratch you could get a perfectly good Netbook and stick to using the Internet at your favourite WiFi place.
Me, I'm still waiting for Apple to bring back the Newton already.
I guess I'm just wondering if anybody else over here has been keeping up with the Kindle concept. Or maybe bought the original one? I was originally intrigued but the whole "you don't really own anything anymore" concept kinda turned me off.
I considered the original very strongly. I was on the support team answering questions for the Kindle I's experimental Ask Now Now feature and I built up enough money to buy one, but never pulled the trigger. The concept is cool, I just could not make it happen in my head. Cost, would I use it any more than my GPS that sits around all the time, the whole deal.
The big kindle doesn't interest me at all. I have no need to get the Huffington Post delivered to me each day.
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I really like the idea of the Kindle... but I don't like it as much as the price tag. I'm not going to invest that much money into a new technology that I can't even go to a store and play with before I buy.
I buy magazines to cut out the parts I like. I buy newspapers for comics and coupons. So the big Kindle doesn't appeal to me for those things.
I read an article that talked about 60% of textbook publishers are on board with the Kindle now. That makes a lot of sense, and it would have been a lot easier (and probably cheaper in the long run) to have bought the majority of my college text books on Kindle.
Originally posted by Guru ZimUnfortunately, as this is an Amazon Kindle, you can't just go into the store and look at one. I don't know anyone who owns one.
If E-ink is as good as it is supposed to be, this should be much better than a netbook for reading.
That's one of the reasons I hate shopping for cellphones. There's only so much someone can tell by looking at the dummy units that are attached to strings at the stores. Lord knows its easy to look online for reviews, but the cellphones firmware and menu system, browser, etc. differ from carrier to carrier.
If there's any reason I'm not gonna pick up a Kindle, it's that. I'm sure it's a great unit, and it looks pretty solid, but until I can find it at a local Walmart or something and can test it personally, I'm gonna have to pass.
Oh, and after test driving a netbook for the weekend, I'll probably never buy one. My eyes still hurt like hell after focussing on that small screen.
Straight from MS itself... (microsoft.com) Bill will remain as Chairman, so I fully expect him to remain as much 'the main face of Microsoft' as he is now. He just won't have as much to do with R&D and software development.