To be sure, the Kindle eBook Reader leaves little doubt by now that a reading revolution is in the making. It has evidently become a current vogue in the white-collared circles. Everyone who has any reason at all to carry one will. For certain groups even, it's an attire to impress or status to flaunt. Whether it's for the pomp or purpose, or both, this gadget is hot.
From one Kindle review to another, the device is generally described as a state-of-the-art mobile eBook reader which is on live connection with Amazon online bookstores and other amenities all across the US. Kindles form the major junction for all of Amazon e-reading business. The remarkable part is that they still retain the natural feel and display of the conventional print on paper.
The original Kindle wasn't much in appearance to many and if you didn't like the jarring look, well, Amazon listened. Check out the sleek and trim Kindle 2, complete with superb ergonomics this time around for good measure. Now, there's really some resemblance to what people like to refer it as - the iPod of books. Now, let not the good looks overshadow its functional prowess.
If the Kindle looks great and grab the limelight, that's a bonus, not the original idea. But seriously, it's supposed to just disappear into the reading. Like a good paper-filled book, it's the proverbial judging the content and not the cover but what the heck! It's that lucky star again for Amazon. Having that said, the technology packed into the Kindle is surely worth a mention.
The main distinction of the Kindle Electronic Book Reader from its peers, or rivals if you may, lies in its Whispernet - a wireless service by which contents are transacted and also where Whispersync operates for smart cross-device synchronization. The connectivity is through 3G network and is included when you buy Buy Kindle 2 so there's no bill on your part and unlike WiFi, you never have to hunt for a hotspot.
Most Kindle review sites will not fail to mention 2 things: the price and the size of the library. At a cost of the better part of $ 400, it could be steep for some but if you're into reading, the 275,000 books available will beckon at a discounted price. Whether it's worth the money or not is an individual thing and if Amazon has its way, any book that's ever printed will have an e-version for the Kindle in future. That's a lot of books!
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