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Amazon Introduces Wireless E-Book Reader

What'sInAName (115383) writes | more than 6 years ago

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What'sInAName (115383) writes "As anticipated, Amazon has just released Kindle , their wireless e-book reader. The reader can apparently download books wirelessly (via Sprint's EVDO network). Utilizing electronic paper, Kindle is said to provide a crisp black-and-white screen that resembles the appearance and readability of printed paper. The screen works using ink, just like books and newspapers, but displays the ink particles electronically. It reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, eliminating the glare associated with other electronic displays. The cost is $399, and some books seem to be going for $9.99. This would make a nice stocking stuffer!"

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I dream of a paper-thin ebook reader (1)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 6 years ago | (#21408763)

What I want is an ebook reader indistinguishable from a real book. That way I could use it in places where flashing any amount of expensive technology brings you a sure theft and a possible knife stab.
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