[lsb-discuss] Kindle: Amazon's Original Wireless Reading Device (1st generation)

Doug Beattie dbb at beatties.us
Fri Jan 22 08:29:50 PST 2010


What is this spam doing on this particular mailing list?

Please correct this.

Thanks,
Doug

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 06:07:10PM -0800, LDN LSB Mailing List wrote:
> Product Overview
> 
> http://googlemapa.com/amazonkindle.jpg
> 
>     * Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
>     * Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.
>     * Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed.
>     * Buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.
>     * More than 400,000 books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs available available, including more than 101 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.
>     * New York Times® Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
>     * Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
>     * Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
>     * Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
>     * More than 5000 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN's Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
>     * Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
>     * Holds over 200 titles.
>     * Long battery life. Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day. Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging. Fully recharges in 2 hours.
>     * Unlike WiFi, Kindle utilizes the same high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones—so you never have to locate a hotspot.
>     * No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments—we take care of the wireless delivery so you can simply click, buy, and read.
>     * Includes free wireless access to the planet's most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—Wikipedia.org.
>     * New: Kindle Books can be read on your iPhone or iPod touch. Learn More
>     * Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
>     * Included in the box: Kindle wireless reader, Book cover, Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable
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