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Amazon Kindle sold out until 2009

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Nov 2008 2:11 User comments (5)

Amazon Kindle sold out until 2009 The extremely popular Amazon Kindle e-book reader won't be arriving in time for Christmas, says the e-tailer, and those ordering today will receive it in 12 weeks at the earliest.
This marks the second holiday season in a row that there has been a lack of supply of the popular device, but last year Amazon had the excuse that the item was new and production was not yet in full swing.

The Kindle, which is priced at $359 USD and exploded in popularity after Oprah recommended it, "uses an e-paper display to show pages from books and newspapers, which can be purchased and downloaded over its built-in and free data network connection, with the service provided by Sprint."

In other related news, the Kindle 2, which should improve on many of the features the first generation device lacks, has been delayed until spring 2009.

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5 user comments

129.11.2008 12:44
susieqbbb
Inactive

So go online and purchase a older e-book reader.

There are several out there and a lot of converters for them i am sorry to say i would rather spend 24.99 for a older e-book reader versus 399.99 for a new one.

230.11.2008 1:26

Wake me up when it can text to voice and do so in in different non robotic voices....

330.11.2008 11:28
susieqbbb
Inactive

i have to admit that would be nice considering that is why i like the voices in leopard for.

No more robotic sounding voices.

430.11.2008 11:38

Originally posted by susieqbbb:
i have to admit that would be nice considering that is why i like the voices in leopard for.

No more robotic sounding voices.
Sam rocks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLxP3V4veJk

The main problem with kindle is they want 3 or 6X the price for it...bu the populace wantz itz.....blah...

58.12.2008 12:49

I read my books the old fashion way :) However, life is easier with the e-book reader, no lights problem, no book mark problems, no turning pages problems (try that on the Subway and you know what i mean). I probably get one when it's cheaper and improved.

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