Looks like Amazon is set for an attempt to conquer the eBook market with a new reader called the Kindle. CNet tells us that they plan a big launch on Monday with Mr. Bezos himself. Poor little eBooks have been waiting for years for the killer app (or killer vehicle to be more precise) to help bring them to the masses. Being in the book business I’m probably much more likely to notice somebody using an eReader, still never seen one.
Here’s what I’ve been able to find online in regards to what it may look like. I’ll tell you right know if this is an accurate representation it will be an absolute flop. The only way a reader will work is if it looks somewhat like a nice book, sturdy, leather cover, minimal buttons.
The Kindle is equipped with a Wi-Fi connection that taps into an Amazon e-book store, which users can access to purchase new electronic books–and Amazon has reportedly signed onto a deal with Sprint for EVDO access. Additionally, the device comes with a headphone jack for audiobooks, as well as an e-mail address.
The image comes from Gizmodo, here’s more on the Kindle from them.
*** Update: Here’s the skinny right from Amazon. Just click the play button.