Amazon Gets Into the Gadget Business
I flipped over to Amazon.com at the end of last week and saw a lengthy letter
from founder and CEO Jeff Bezos at the top of the homepage. This letter, which
many of you likely also saw, extolled the virtues of Kindle, a new
developed by Amazon and offered exclusively in its pages.
Checking again today, I see that "due to heavy customer demand, Kindle
is temporarily sold out." That may be marketing spin, or it may be
that there's a segment of the population that just has to have every new gadget
on the market.
The Kindle is large (almost the footprint of a hardcover book) and expensive
($399), making you wonder just what they had in mind.
Take a look at the Kindle and give me your read at [email protected].
Posted by Peter Varhol on 11/27/2007 at 1:23 PM