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Amazon’s Kindle now in-stock, practically for the first time ever

If you missed the brief five hour window of in-stock availability when Jeff Bezos’ hideous, easily stained but decidedly feature-rich e-book reader was first announced, rush quickly over to Amazon, where the Kindle is now available and in-stock. Oh, it’s … Continue reading

Amazon Still Having Trouble Shipping Kindles

Amazon is still having a hard time meeting the at-the-moment-nebulous demand for the Kindle. A pal of mine ordered his on March 24th, but as of today it still hasn’t shipped. Digitimes reported in January that PVI, the company that … Continue reading

How The Diamond Age Influenced the Amazon Kindle

From a write-up about a “sci-fi”-themed panel at CES which featured author Neal Stephenson: According to Dave Howe (the panel moderator from SciFi), Stephenson inspired Kindle in his book The Diamond Age. No royalties though, Stephenson jokes. Apparently, pages from … Continue reading

Video: Philippe Starck Critiques Amazon Kindle Design

Link: sevenload.com Two real takeaways from this short, on-stage commentary by designer Philippe Starck: the placement of the Kindle’s buttons on the side means that the first time you hand it to someone, they almost always turn a page accidentally; … Continue reading

Amazon Kindle eBook Review (Verdict: Confusing, Expensive…but Promising)

Someday the Amazon Kindle will be worth your money. Having used the new eBook reader from Amazon for a few hours, I’m happy to report that it manages to accomplish its major goals ably. The ePaper screen is slightly smaller … Continue reading

15 Things I Just Learned About the Amazon Kindle

• Its eBooks have DRM (filetype: .AZW), but it supports unprotected Mobipocket books (.MOBI, .PRC), .TXT files, HTML, and Word. Some files can be transferred over USB, while others have to be emailed to the special per-device Kindle email. (More … Continue reading

Liveblogging Amazon Kindle eBook Launch

Im at the W Union Square for the Amazon Kindle launch. I’m going to try and liveblog this from my phone, using its miraculously miraculous miracle touchscreen keyboard. Pardon any mistakes; I’ll clean them up when I’m home. We’ve got … Continue reading

Amazon Kindle eBook Reader Font

Stephen Levy’s huge profile of the Amazon Kindle eBook reader in Newsweek may not include an image of the device, but it did give us one clue as to its appearance: it’s default font, a serifed face from Linotype, called … Continue reading