Basic Kindle eReader features:
THAT THE MOBILE DEVICE BROKERS NEED TO KNOW - NO EXCEPTIONS....PLEASE...THANKS...............
2 and Whispernet Technology- The "Whispernet" wireless technology behind the Kindle 2 is a feature
that once separated it from the other ebook readers. Now wireless capabilities are available on other popular ebook readers
such as the Nook from Barnes and Noble and the Sony EReader Daily Edition. However no other but the Kindle 2 allows for international
International Usage- The Kindle 2 boasts available usage in over 100 countries. The Nook
and Sony Reader are still only giving service to the United States. This is a definite leg up on the competition for the Amazon
Memory- Available memory space for the Kindle is currently at 2 GB. That can allow you
to store about 1,500 titles on the device. Other e-readers like the Nook have the ability to upgrade to more memory to store
up to 17,500 books.
E-Ink Display Screen- The E-Ink display screen technology is common
between the 3 big e-readers in the market, the Kindle 2, Nook and Sony. This is not like staring at a computer screen for
hours on end. The screen is anti-reflective and reads as clear as text on a page. Text can be zoomed in or out to the needs
of the reader.
Push Button Navigation- There has been a lot of debate as to whether
this is a good feature or not with the Kindle 2. However, is a touch screen navigation good for a device that is held by the
hands in various positions for hours on end? Push button technology could be seen as behind the times, but could also be seen
as the best technology for a digital ebook reader.
Wireless and 3G- The Kindle
2 functions with cellular 3G service when no wireless is available. This is common to most ereaders today as well. However,
there is global reception available to customers for the Kindle 2, whereas there is not for the Nook and Sony. Important for Intl Mobile
The Kindle 2 and Travel- The whole e-book reader technology is
such a great concept for travel. You no longer have to pack books that take up space that you won't read. Or worry that you
don't have enough reading material. Space is dramatically saved compared to conventional reading material.
There seems to be a Mobile
Device for every possible purpose, and it was just a matter of time before someone decided that reading needed to be redesigned
to appeal to the electronic-savvy audience. This is where Amazon's unit fits into the equation....and our Mobile Device Brokers
are seeing this...and making (usually) over $1,600 weekly doing IT Asset Disposals distributions with these "sexy"
What is The Kindle?
The Kindle was first introduced to U.S. consumers via Amazon.com's website
in November 2007. Kindle's main selling platform is that it is a " new wireless reading device," with the capacity
to store an average of 200 titles, while offering readers the convenience of having access to multiple books, magazines and
newspapers, as well as blogs and Wikipedia.com. all in one portable device.What Makes The Kindle Revolutionary?
While there are other e-book readers
available on the market, Kindle is revolutionary due in part to its additional capabilities. While other e-book readers were
primarily designed to read e-books and e-news (with some also being able to play MP3s and audio books as well), Kindle offers
the traditional services as well as:
- Instant book downloads directly from Amazon.com
- Electronic paper display that has the appearance of real paper
- Access to domestic and international newspapers
- Access to over 350 popular blogs updated
in weight for ease of portability
- Long battery life
- The ability to receive via email Word documents and pictures.
Pros of The Kindle
Obviously the most useful feature of the Kindle is its
ability to store a large quantity of reading information in a small device. For book lovers who travel frequently or do not
have the ability to store a physical library of books in their home due to space issues, Kindle is an ideal way for them to
read all the newest releases, without having to carry several books or worry about where to store the books once they have
been read. Another convenient feature the Kindle offers is that it does not require the transfer of information from a PC
to the Kindle, books and other literature are downloaded directly to the Kindle.
Cons of The Kindle
All these convenient and handy features
don't come cheap. The Kindle's MSRP is $359 U.S. dollars. Factor in the cost for electronic book downloads ($9.99 for a new
best-seller), monthly electronic newspaper subscriptions (anywhere from $5.99 to $14.99) and monthly magazine fees (varying
from $1.25 to $3.49) and readers might have to consider picking and choosing between their favorites to keep monthly fees
to a nominal rate. Not to mention the screen of the Kindle is black and white (and no back light), which may be the biggest
disappointment for potential Kindle buyers.
As far as popularity, the Kindle devices sell well on Amazon.com, so if that serves as any indication, people are
buying them and attempting to give this new method of reading a shot. Whether they will stand the test of time and become
the ipod of the literary world remains to be seen....Brokers be CLOUD AWARE!