Thursday, April 02, 2009

AT&T, Verizon Looking To Be Kindle(d)

Kindle Competition
After seeing the rise of the kindle, the portable book reader that put forth by Amazon/Sprint Other carriers are looking for similar devices to promote and support our reading habits, and their pockets.
Kindle II, which sells for $359 and holds more than 1,500 books, out of more than 230,000 titles, as well as major U.S. and international newspapers, magazines and blogs.
So At CITA, Verizon has mentioned that it is working with a few electronic device manufacturers to develop a kindle like device. "We'd love to have Sony on there," Tony Lewis, Verizon Wireless VP of open development reffering to the Sony reader that is similar to Kindle but lacking wireless capabilities.
AT&T is also looking at the device to make a difference in their books (accounting) too, "The Kindle, which lets users download books over Sprint Nextel Corp.’s network, has done a “phenomenal job” and AT&T wants to be part of that market, Glenn Lurie, head of emerging devices at AT&T, said today."

I think there will be a few choices for book reader in near future. I prefer paper books yet and who knows, I might change one day.
Source Engadget


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