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Kindle Photo of the Day #10: Kindle Coverage

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This map shows the current Kindle coverage, you can check for updates to the coverage map by visiting this link. Photo by travelinlibrarian.

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Kindle Photo of the Day #9: Amazon vs Sony

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Photo by benackerman.

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Kindle Photo of the Day #8: Mr Popular

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Having a Kindle has made someone a very popular man. Photo by joygantic.

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Kindle Photo of the Day #7: At the Coffee Shop

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A Spy shot of an un-named individual with their Kindle taken in the wild, photo was taken by nttrbx.

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Kindle Photo of the Day #6: Kindle Pout

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Someone loves their Kindle! This photo was taken by the thenoodleator

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Kindle Photo of the Day #5

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Very cute don’t you think? This picture was take by Pixie Purls

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Kindle Photo of the Day #4: Kindle on the Train

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I love this image, is this the future? This picture was take by andyi

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Sunday Night Links #3: 6 January 2008

sunday night linksEvery Sunday night we will bring you Kindle links from around the web. Compiled form blogs, magazines, main stream media and other sources, we hope this link list will give you a definitive overview of what’s new regarding Kindle and what the ever growing Kindle community is talking about.

Kindle Summary 2007: Pros and Cons – Educational Paradigms

Amazon Kindle vs. Sony Reader SMACKDOWN – Gadgets Page

Amazon Kindle Does It All — Almost – The Street

Should You Use Kindle to Beta-Test Your Next Novel? – Gawker

Amazon Kindle, Magazines Could be the Killer App – theyshoulddothat.com

Kindle: gadget of mystery – Computer World

Kindle Kicks Newsprint’s Butt – Enterprise IT Planet Blog

Going Green with Kindle Reader! – justanothermobilemonday.com

Amazon Kindle has JVM – Java Swamy

Why Amazon’s Kindle Is A Big Deal – Bear on Business

Kindle, dissed on Gawker, still sells for $800 on Ebay – Munseys

Not on the Same Page as Print is Dead – Structured Publishing

Would you buy a Kindle? – Chas’ Compilation

Feedbook delivers one-click Kindle downloads – Mobile Read Forums

Kindle isn’t the Most Desired E-book Reader – Kindle News

Jeff Bezos and Bestselling Authors Discuss Amazon Kindle

Kindle Photo of the Day #3

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This picture was take by sishaw

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Robert Scoble say the Kindle Sucks

scobleIn a scathing (yet hilarious) review of the Kindle, Robert Scoble – a former technical evangelist at Microsoft – states the following:

1. I want to meet the guy who designed the thing, and I want to beat the crap out of him.
2. It’s obvious they did not think about how the device was going to be used.
3. Amazon is a “cheap-ass company”.
4. In conclusion, “It really sucks.”

I take it he doesn’t like the Kindle device, fundamentally I think he is wrong, Kindle can be a success and whilst the Kindle does have its flaws, it certainly is not going to be a failure. Here are the 6 major criticisms of the Kindle Scoble cites;

1. No ability to buy paper goods from Amazon through Kindle.
2. Usability sucks. They didn’t think about how people would hold this device.
3. UI sucks. Menus? Did they hire some out-of-work Microsoft employees?
4. No ability to send electronic goods to anyone else. I know Mike Arrington has one. I wanted to send him a gift through this of Alan Greenspan’s new book. I couldn’t. That’s lame.
5. No social network. Why don’t I have a list of all my friends who also have Kindles and let them see what I’m reading?
6. No touch screen. The iPhone has taught everyone that I’ve shown this to that screens are meant to be touched. Yet we’re stuck with a silly navigation system because the screen isn’t touchable.

Now as far as I can tell, Scoble has 3 problems with the Kindle – Social Networking, eCommerce, and Usability. The usability seems fine to me on the Kindle, it takes about 30 seconds to figure out how to use the device and then it becomes second nature and most reviews have had a similar experience. In my opinion social networking has no place in a eBook device so that’s a moot point, however the ability to share your profile for thing like a book club might be something worth looking into. And finally eCommerce, the Kindle is a eBooks reader, not a supermarket! who wants to buy a toaster or mountain bike through a Kindle? I certainly don’t want to, I want to buy books and read on my Kindle. If I want to buy anything else, I will log into Amazon.com and purchase my goods that way. However, Scoble does have some valid points so the review is watching even if it it just to watch Scoble lose it.

You can check out the Videos here:

Amazon Kindle video #1. Unboxing.
Amazon Kindle video #2. Kindle first use.
Amazon Kindle video #3. Walking around with Kindle.
Amazon Kindle video #4. Mike Arrington on Kindle.
Amazon Kindle video #5. Books vs. Kindle
Amazon Kindle video #6. Me being a total jerk to Amazon.
Amazon Kindle video #7 (Interview at SF State University).

Source: Scobleizer