Kindle Price Drop

amazonkindle.jpgGreat news. The Kindle Wireless Reading Device has dropped it’s price so it’s now more affordable wherever you are in the world. You can check out the new prices here.

I’ve loved the idea of the Kindle ever since Amazon started selling them, but being in Australia meant that I couldn’t buy one when they were first released.

When they did become available in Australia, and many other countries, the price was still a sticking point for me. If the price has been holding you back too, you may be interested to know that they’ve dropped in price considerably. I imagine it might have something to do with the iPad becoming available.

With this new Kindle, you can get your books, newspapers, and magazines delivered while at home or abroad in over 100 countries.

At Amazon, we’ve always been obsessed with having every book ever printed, and we know that even the best reading device would be useless without a massive selection of books. Today, the Kindle Store has more than 350,000 books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs available. This is just the beginning. Our vision is to have every book ever printed, in any language, all available in under 60 seconds on Kindle. We won’t stop until we get there.

Whether you prefer biographies, classics, investment guides, thrillers, or sci-fi, thousands of your favorite books are available, including 104 of 112 books currently found on the New York TimesĀ® Best Seller list. New York Times Best Sellers and most new releases are $9.99, and you’ll find many books for less.

While I’m sure that an iPad would be fun, I’d still like a Kindle Wireless Reading Device. The Kindle is simply a convenient book reading device. I’d find that quite useful. It would make reading a lot simpler than carrying around bundles and bundles of books, magazines and newspapers. I’m guessing that I’ll need to add one to my wish list.

Would you ever switch to reading electronically or do you still prefer the feel of the paper and the experience of turning the pages?

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Making the move with a Kindle

kindle.jpgI wonder how much easier moving house would be if we had a couple of Kindles instead of a few bookcases full of books.

Even though I don’t get to do nearly enough of it, I love reading. I enjoy grabbing a book and a coffee and sprawling out on a couch to disappear into another world as I leaf through the pages.

I’m not entirely convinced that the Kindle would give the same experience as a book but I know it’d be easier to move your library from one place to another.

If you haven’t heard of the kindle before, it’s Amazon’s wireless electronic book. It’s kind of like an iPod for books. It’ll hold a couple of hundred books, magazines and newspapers and is said to read just like a book. The big news for them at the moment is that Oprah has jumped on board and named it as her new favourite gadget. That should move sales along nicely.

Unfortunately they haven’t made them available in Australia yet so I guess we’ll just have to pack all our books into boxes and move them the old fashioned way.

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Amazon Kindle

amazonkindle.jpgThey’re only selling in the U.S. at the moment but I’m sure they’ll be more widely available soon.

The Amazon Kindle is a brilliant idea for those who like to have reading material at hand wherever they go. If you want a demonstration of the device you can see a video at the Amazon Kindle webpage.

They say that it’ll hold up to 200 books. That’d keep me going for a while. You can also download blogs, newspapers and magazines to read wherever you are.

Amazon Kindle is an electronic book (e-book) service launched in the United States by in November 2007. It uses an electronic paper display, reads the proprietary Kindle (AZW) format, and downloads content over Amazon Whispernet, which uses the Sprint EVDO network. This means that unlike previously existing e-book readers, the Kindle can be used without the need for a computer. Whispernet is accessible through Kindle without any fee. On the release day, the Kindle store had more than 88,000 digital titles available for download. The Kindle sold out in five and a half hours. –

I’m going on a long flight in April next year (more on that soon) and this would be very handy.

Do you think it’ll catch on? Obviously there is no shortage of people willing to give it a try.

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