Amazon Kindle to burn into to UK next week?
Moles signal arrival of e-book viewer
Amazon will finally launch its Kindle e-book viewer in Blighty next week, multiple sources have claimed.
“The rumours I’ve heard are all saying next week,” one source told trade bible The Bookseller.
E-book publishers have reportedly signed non-disclosure agreements with Amazon, another source said. He or she also claimed to have heard news about next week’s launch “from multiple sources”.
Kindle is currently only available to buy in North America, but Amazon has always promised to launch the e-book viewer internationally. However, the retailer has never committed itself to a rollout timeframe.
But one question remains: which UK network operator will Amazon sign to provide access to Whispernet, Kindle’s e-book download service.
Whispernet runs over Sprint’s EvDO network in the US, but since Vodafone has already been running a basic e-book business - Books on Mobile! – since October 2008, the operator could be a natural choice for Whispernet in the UK.
O2, on the other hand, surely won’t want to miss out on signing its name to yet another headline-grabbing product, especially now its iPhone exclusivity period is nearing its end. ®
Thanks i have already seen them, when they get a it more popular and the screen gets bigger by an inch or two i will consider buying one.
I would like something a bit bigger than 6" and 5.1" Screens
But it will happen, remember when a 1 gig ipod cost £500 or around now you get the equivalent given away as freebies at conventions and stuff.
The ebook readers have been made and shown to work with till china rips them off and mass produces lots of them then we will get are cheap and easy ereaders heh
Your Netbook doesn't have an E-Ink display. That makes it considerably inferior for reading.
The Borders/Elonex eBook reader does almost all that - it's about £180
It fits quite nicely in my inside jacket pocket
Got a netbook... let me use that! Not some plastic thing that looks like it was smuggled out of Ukraine in the 70s.
But the software has to be good. Non-intrusive, fast loading and able to back-up your DRM encrypted files.
Specifically I'd like to be able to access all my old language text books so I can brush up on my italian... not some fancy audio speech program.
Isn't the device you're describing just one of the Sony Readers?