Video: What Can Amazon Kindle 2 Do for You?


Video: What Can Amazon Kindle 2 Do for You?

Features that make Kindle 2 an interesting device:

- free wireless access
- web browser in bascic and advanced mode - works for Google, Wikipedia, probably Pubmed as well
- native support of PDF
- text-to-speech
- MP3 support

Disadvantages: the price of $359 is on the higher side.

Students at CWRU in Cleveland will be given large-screen Kindles with textbooks already installed, a comparison study with "regular" printed textbooks is planned according to the WSJ: http://is.gd/wHB8


Medieval Helpdesk Solves Problems With a New Technology: The Book.

References:
Shortcuts, Tips & Tricks. Amazon Kindle's Blog.
Amazon Kindle, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Kindle 2: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device
Kindle e-book reader by Amazon: you can have 200 (medical) books on one device
Amazon Kindle One Week Later: iPhone or Zune of Electronic Books?

Related:
How to Read Free Books from Project Gutenberg on the Amazon Kindle http://bit.ly/jH8Hy

4 comments:

  1. One correction; the Kindle 2 (out now) does not have native PDF support. The Kindle DX (out in summer) will have native PDF support and a larger screen. It is possible to convert PDF files to Amazon's format for free by emailing the PDF to the account Amazon creates for you @free.kindle.com.

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  2. I think it is still the cheapest way to just borrow books from others or to go to the library.If you´re lucky you can even find new books there, always depends if people in your town donate many books or not.

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  3. Can you send emails out from your Kindle?

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  4. "Can you send emails out from your Kindle?"

    Not sure. I think you can. For sure, you can access the mobile interface of Gmail and read emails though.

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