Friday, August 13, 2010

A Kindle Kind of Christmas?

Farhad Manjoo predicts a $99 Wi-Fi Kindle for the Holidays. I briefly toyed with the idea of the Kindle DX many moons ago, but when the iPad came out I had sort of decided that I was out of the dedicated e-book reader market. I would wait and see what happens in the tablet market and get a more multipurpose device when ever the price and feature set seemed right... but for $99? Hell, it's only $139 right now. What makes it seem worth it is that it looks like Amazon's e-book marketplace is here to stay... and will be available on every future tablet device... so I wouldn't be wedded to the Kindle forever. I admit to being very tired of trying to find places to put new paper books.