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Kindle Above the Level of a Single Device

Hey, I’m happy to see this in the news today:

Amazon.com will begin selling e-books for reading on Apple’s popular iPhone and iPod Touch.

Starting Wednesday, owners of these Apple devices can download a free application, Kindle for iPhone and iPod Touch, from Apple’s App Store. The software will give them full access to the 240,000 e-books for sale on Amazon.com, which include a majority of best sellers.

I complained about “The Kindle Hardware Tax” earlier. Glad to get a tax cut. Thanks, Amazon.

Now, about that DRM……

  • Mark T

    Placing the Kindle content on a expensive USD$3K phone is in keeping with the price of the Kindle and its content. I agree that the authors should get paid for their work, but in these days I am using the library rentals for my best seller reading.

    The content is digital, it did not require typesetting, binding, shipping, stocking etc. Just the Author’s imagination/knowledge and Editor’s diplomacy. This is the same paradigm that the music industry just went through.

    Amazon: Please lower the price of the Kindle, USD$360 does not help in replacing a pulp novel with a silicon one. The payback is way too many books to read within the product’s lifetime.

    Amazon: Who in the rest of the world uses Sprint ? Wasn;t that a railroad’s communication’s division ? How about a GSM version for both the US and the rest of the world.

    Amazon: How about a short term lease of books? I have no desire to construct a digital bookshelf, think of all the bits that could be recycled. Our Silicon budget could be managed and we could save the free world. We could rent the book, with a terminating license, this would be the equivalent of a rental library. With a lower priced Kindle, and lower priced rental book, I’ll bet it would sell Kindles and Titles like hotcakes.

  • http://www.get-sorted.net/ Catherine Cantieri, Sorted

    That sound you hear is a murder mystery fan (who owns and loves her iPod touch) celebrating!

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