Sunday, November 8, 2009

Amazon's official word on US Kindle 2 / Google magazines

Official word on the U.S. Kindle 2 - Chip Brown of SmarTrend writes
' ...Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle Director Russell Baker confirmed [at the Open Mobile Summit] that the company will no longer sell the Sprint Nextel-powered kindle..., according to a FierceWireless article.
  The company will continue to support the Sprint-powered devices already in service but is looking to focus its efforts on its GSM-based Kindle e-reader that uses the AT&T (NYSE:T) network, which can be used internationally.  Baker said that Amazon decided it was too confusing to sell one that works internationally and another that doesn't. '
This has been clear for a few weeks but it's good that Amazon has finally made a statement about it - especially about the continued support.

  Refurbished U.S. Kindle units continue to be sold, however, and might be preferred choices for some who live in areas that have good Sprint wireless access but no AT&T reception.


This feature (older issues and sample ones, from what I saw) now has its own page.  This is not a Kindle item but I thought some might be interested.

Article on Amazon's "customer focused" operation
It begins:
' Though it's far from giving the store away, Amazon has responded to the recession by keeping prices low and keeping up its good deals on shipping.  Revenue soared 16% for the first half of the year, and the company shredded third-quarter expectations with earnings surging by 69% '
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