Amazon has finally announced its Kindle e-book reader, via a front-page story in Newsweek magazine, which is (possibly) an ironic comment on print not being dead after all, at least not if you want a friendly puff-piece for your new gadget.
Okay, I’ve reported before on a predicted launch for Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader, and it didn’t happen in October as rumoured. So maybe take this with a pinch of salt, but Amazon is apparently now going to launch the device next Monday in New York. CNET News.com says it, blame them if it’s lies!
E-books have been the Next Big Thing for years now, but there’s finally some substance behind the claim. The New York Times is claiming that Amazon’s much-rumoured Kindle e-book reader device will go on sale in October, costing $400-$500 in the US. What’s more, they reckon it’ll wirelessly connect to an e-book store on Amazon.com.