A gadget that took the Internet by storm in 2007 was the Kindle. It’s an electronic book reader that has all the features to make it a killer application. It’s the creation of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com and promises to revolutionize the way people read books in the future.
Its first model didn’t have the finesse of an Apple’s iPhone, but the basics are there. We don’t know how many Kindles have been sold since its introduction in November 2007, because Jeff Bezos is secretive about these figures, but they are hard to find at Amazon.com. Another problem with Kindle, is its price. Bezos is asking $359 which I think is on the steep side if it pretends to become a mainstream product.
Rumors are out there, that Jeff Bezos could launch a second version of the Kindle on Monday, February 9 at an announced press conference.
The event will be at the lush Morgan Library & Museum which seems to suggest something to do with books. If the rumors are correct, the new Kindle will be quite a bit nicer than the original model. It was originally described as being what the iPod Touch was to the original 1st generation iPod—a quantum leap in gadget styling and technology.
I’m anxious to find out what are Amazon’s intentions regarding the Kindle. Unfortunately this gadget is not marketed in Panama. I would be one of the first on line to buy one…if the price is right, that is. Good Day.