Kindle, A Wireless Reading Device From Amazon That Uses EVDO

Amazon has just released Kindle, a new ultra-thin, paperback sized wireless reading device that use EVDO for high-speed access to internet based books and websites.

Three years ago, we set out to design and build an entirely new class of device—a convenient, portable reading device with the ability to wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines, and newspapers. The result is Amazon Kindle.

We designed Kindle to provide an exceptional reading experience. Thanks to electronic paper, a revolutionary new display technology, reading Kindle’s screen is as sharp and natural as reading ink on paper—and nothing like the strain and glare of a computer screen. Kindle is also easy on the fingertips. It never becomes hot and is designed for ambidextrous use so both “lefties” and “righties” can read comfortably at any angle for long periods of time.

We wanted Kindle to be completely mobile and simple to use for everyone, so we made it wireless. No PC and no syncing needed. Using the same 3G network as advanced cell phones, we deliver your content using our own wireless delivery system, Amazon Whispernet. Unlike WiFi, you’ll never need to locate a hotspot. There are no confusing service plans, yearly contracts, or monthly wireless bills—we take care of the hassles so you can just read.

Here’s a review of Kindle by John P. Falcone on Webware and more Kindle information from Joel Johnson over on Boing Boing Gadgets.

Here’s a list of all of the blogs that you can access using Kindle. But wait, Laughing Squid seems to be missing from the list. Where’s the love Amazon?

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