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Kindle wireless information
#1  SanAntone 11-19-2007, 10:14 AM
The Amazon Kindle website is up and it has detailed info on the Kindle along with a video.

Of note, no wireless bill! It comes prepaid and your newspapers and subscriptions are automatically downloaded.

Battery life with wireless on--2 days. Wireless off--7 days.

Free first chapter preview.
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#2  HarryT 11-19-2007, 10:15 AM
But what is the wireless technology? EVDO, or something sensible?
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#3  SanAntone 11-19-2007, 10:16 AM
They are using EVDO.
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#4  HarryT 11-19-2007, 10:19 AM
Sigh . What idiots. You'd think they'd learn from fiascos like the Palm VII what the perils of using proprietory wireless networks rather than international standards are.
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#5  Nate the great 11-19-2007, 10:20 AM
The product page is up.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FI73MA/ref=sa_menu_kdp3/103-5393010-8448654
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#6  SanAntone 11-19-2007, 10:21 AM
Amazon is stating that downloads of books will take less than a minute!
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#7  Nate the great 11-19-2007, 10:24 AM
Quote HarryT
Sigh . What idiots. You'd think they'd learn from fiascos like the Palm VII what the perils of using proprietory wireless networks rather than international standards are.
I agree. They have to replace the EVDO with something available outside the US.
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#8  tirsales 11-19-2007, 10:25 AM
It *sounds* great ... let's hope they will add UMTS/GPRS-Support and start selling this device in Europe (oh, and please add a "free wifi-acccess" there, too! I love this idea!)
And pleasepleaseplease use a normal Mobi-Format. No special Kindle! I would like to read those kindle-books on other readers too ...
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#9  vivaldirules 11-19-2007, 10:35 AM
So do I have this correct?

If you buy an ebook from Amazon the only way to get it on your Kindle is by EVDO.
If you want to read an non-Amazon ebook on your Kindle the only way to do so is to email it in the form of a Word document (no other format is supported) to your email account.
If you want to buy an ebook from Amazon and read on your non-Kindle reader you are out of luck.

Please tell me I'm wrong.
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#10  SanAntone 11-19-2007, 10:38 AM
Here are the formats supported:

Microsoft Word, HTML, TXT, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PRC and MOBI files
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