Kindle and Netflix
Yes.....I called Amazon.com, cust. service, and the Kindle 2 is out and not terribly expensive. Good way not to have moldering books around. They said that access, even billing within the USVI is being dealt with now so it is not convoluted.
It is on my 'wishlist' for when the $350 falls out of the sky......anytime now!
PS: They also said, depending on the size of the various books, it averages 1,300 books at a time, sometimes more but rarely less.
"NEW YORK - Amazon.com said Wednesday it is releasing a larger — and more expensive — version of its Kindle electronic reading device that is geared toward periodicals and textbooks. The $489 device will ship this summer...The new Kindle has a grayscale screen that is 9.7 inches on the diagonal, up from 6 inches on the regular Kindle, and also includes a QWERTY keyboard like the current Kindle..."
The full story can be found here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30600296/
I really like the size of mine. It easily will fit into most purses, except for those little micro ones. You can change the text size around to fit as much as you want on a page.
This however could be a real help for college kids. The books would be cheaper in the long run and not having to carry those heavy books across campus will save a lot of back pain. The kindle is also nice because you can right notes and mark things and bookmark things as well. So it will be similar to highlighting, but perhaps easier to find.
Everything you mentioned is already available on kindle 1 and 2. It'll be interesting to see what happens. They are now firmly going to be in the price range of netbooks and cheaper laptops. I think they are going to have to offer a little more then they currently do other then a bigger screen. The option of color would be nice. The internet it has on it now, is slow and similar to a cell phone internet. We'll see...
WHOA! Did you notice this?
"The Times, Boston Globe and The Washington Post will offer the DX at a reduced price to readers where home delivery of those newspapers is not available. Currently, a monthly subscription to The New York Times via Kindle is $14 a month."
Amazon is really going after the textbook industyry, I think. Helpful for people with youngsters in college! 😉
LOL! I was looking up artifact's past posts and saw this one. What a difference a couple of years make. I have had my Kindle now for over a year. Sure it's the "old" one, back before Touch and Fire and the Nook color and all that. BUT I can read a newspaper from the big outside world every morning and I can read brand new novels. I can even get a free sample, just like standing in the book store and thumbing through a dead tree book. Technology is a bit slow arriving in my house, but is embraced when it gets here!:@)