Okay, I’m skeptical. Why does Amazon.com think they can succeed where so many have failed? I admit, the Kindle’s screen looks much more readable than other eBooks I’ve seen and the addition of WiFi makes it much more usable, especially if you can use it to read newspapers and blogs.
But $399 for it? Especially since it’s really just a tool for Amazon.com to sell more books. That’s a steep price for an eBook when I could buy and iPhone in that range. And as enthusiastic as I am about technology, maybe books are one of those technologies upon which you cannot improve. Will the thing be comfortable to use when I’m positioned at an odd angle; draped over an easy, for example?
I’d buy it for $39 maybe, but not $399. Here’s Amazon’s promo video: