Amazon Kindle – A portable reading device

I just discovered something really cool. The Amazon Kindle. It is a little portable reading device which lets you download and read newspapers, books, blogs and magazines wirelessly. There is no monthly fee. Amazon pays for the Kindle’s wireless connectivity. You only pay for the device which sells for $399.00 and includes free two day shipping. The Amazon Kindle uses Amazon’s optimized technology plus Sprint’s national high-speed (EVDO) data network to enable you to wirelessly search, discover, download, and read content on the go, so you can use it anywhere. It’s not WiFi, so you don’t have to be near a hotspot which makes it nice for areas where wifi is not available.
The Kindle is light and thin, weighing only 10.3 ounces. Very portable.
Downloads are made right from the Kindle and prices are reasonable.
The Kindle has a QWERTY keyboard for doing searches etc.
You can add bookmarks and annotations just like with a real book.
There is a built in dictionary and you can wirelessly access Wikipedia from the Kindle.
Text size is adjustable.
The Kindle also has a long battery life. If left on, the battery will need to be recharged about every other day. Battery life does vary based on usage and coverage strength. Full recharging takes about two hours.
If you have a long commute or spend lots of time reading on the go, the Amazon Kindle sounds perfect. No bulky magazines or newpapers to drag along. Just a small little device where you can access just about anything you would like to read. Pretty cool.