Amazon has launched an eBook device, called the Kindle, that makes use of EV-DO for over-the-air (OTA) downloads. The Kindle Store will initially offer more than 90,000 books, including nearly all of the current New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases, for $9.99. Monthly newspaper subscriptions cost anywhere from $5.99 to $14.99 per month and magazines are priced at anywhere from $1.25 to $3.49 per month. The device's wireless delivery system, Amazon Whispernet, will operate via Sprint Nextel's nationwide EV-DO network, enabling wireless shopping and OTA content downloading.
The Kindle's screen uses ink, just like books and newspapers, but the device displays the ink particles electronically. It also reflects light like ordinary paper and makes use of no backlighting, which eliminates the glare that plagues other devices. So the Kindle is designed to be read as easily outside in the sun as inside.
Kindle is now available at Amazon.com for $399.
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