Tag Archives: kindle

Introducing the Kindle Gutenberg Bookreader

The end-user license agreement is up at McSweeney’s: Congratulations on purchasing the newest iteration of our electronic readers, the Kindle Genius Browser. We have made this new device compatible with all previous versions of the e-book, but there are some … Continue reading

Is Apple’s tablet a kindle-killer?

At Gizmodo, Briam Lam writes about the true target of Apple’ tablet: readers. Two people related to the NYTimes have separately told me that in June, paper was approached by Apple to talk about putting the paper on a “new … Continue reading

Kindle hidden inside a book

BustedTypewriter makes and sells these unusual Kindle-holders. More. Product page via Book Patrol]

Delete this book

Every time I see my living room bookshelf, I feel silly. This is because it’s the ultimate poseur bookshelf. Continue reading

Sheet music is now available for Kindle. [Amazon via Gadget Lab]

The Kindle Boondoggle

Eldritch Weaselsnake: So, when the Kindle store was first introduced, the prices were a breath of fresh air: finally some reality in ebook pricing. In-print hardbacks were never more than $10.00. Paperbacks were deeply discounted from list price (30 to … Continue reading

E Ink acquisition sets stage for color epaper by 2010

Reuters: Prime View said on Monday it would pay about $215 million for E Ink, whose flexible digital displays are used in Amazon’s Kindle and the Sony Reader. … E Ink Vice President Sriram Peruvemba said the deal would provide … Continue reading

Why the Kindle DX doesn’t have a WiFi-only option

Cnet’s Larry Dignon points out that the Kindle DX is not economical for students. In year three, that student will start saving money via the Kindle ($1,464 on paper textbooks vs. $1,239). The big caveat here: I didn’t include the … Continue reading

9.7-inch Kindle DX brings big screen to e-book reader

Amazon’s Kindle DX has a 9.7″ e-ink display with 1200×824 pixels, 16 shades of gray, and faster page transitions. 10.4 inches long and 7.2 wide, it is 0.38 inches thick and retains the basic capabilities of the standard model: EVDO … Continue reading

Steven Johnson on eBooks

Steven Berlin Johnson in the Wall Street Journal on eBooks and eReaders, which is large part another paean to the Kindle: On another occasion, I managed to buy and download a book on a New York City subway train, during … Continue reading