Amazon has been looking for more ways to market content, and they’ve come up with one. Amazon’s Kindle is a device that provides e-book content, but goes one step further: instead of cartridges or downloads to your PC that have to be transferred to your Kindle device, Kindle comes with its own wireless connectivity. This means that you can order and receive content for Kindle right from Kindle. That’s based on EVDO, so pretty much anywhere you get a digital cell phone signal is Kindle-ready. Here’s something they got right in this: the wireless access back to Amazon’s Kindle store is not billed, nor is browsing Wikipedia. Now, they do want about $400 for the Kindle reader and $10 each for downloads of New York Times bestsellers, so certainly they don’t plan on losing any money in this proposition.
Speaking of not losing money, the following Amazon Associate link will not only provide you with a way of ordering your own Kindle, it also nets me a 10% referral fee. So if just ten of you buy one via my link, I will be able to afford one of my own. (Currently it is sold with free two-day shipping.)
The Amazon Kindle page has various video endorsements and a 30-inch drop test to watch, as well as listing various books, newspapers, and weblogs that can be delivered to Kindle. The user reviews mostly are in the positive, but you’ll probably want to have a look through several before making a purchase decision.