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Kindle moves slowly in the right direction

Kindle moves slowly in the right direction

Amazon.com announced a few days ago that Kindle users would be able to lend books to other Kindle users. I cannot say that I was surprised by this move, as its competitors are farther down the road than Amazon. What did surprise me was the allowance of Kindle applications to participate in the lending program. I feared Amazon would restrict this to device owners as a way to promote device sales. What is truly disappointing is the single lend rule. It is reasonable to restrict…

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An iPad to Bring Them All Together

An iPad to Bring Them All Together

The world has been buzzing since the release of Apple’s latest creation, the iPad. I scoffed and pitied them all for fueling Apple’s marketing machine. That is, until I started to take a closer look at the specification and potential uses of the device. I am a core Windows/Intel person. I have based my career on these company standards, so when I was considering an Apple iPad, it was a fundamental shift in my thinking. To my very pleasant surprise,…

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Amazon Kindle for Blackberry – Two Weeks Later

Amazon Kindle for Blackberry – Two Weeks Later

I definitely had some challenges getting the Amazon Kindle application for my Blackberry Storm2 downloaded and installed. However, since getting the application downloaded, I have had zero problems with it. The transfer of books to the device over my device’s wireless Internet connection is flawless. I would not use the application’s built-in interface for purchasing new books because it leaves a lot of functionality to be desired that I find useful in the Amazon website. I have enjoyed being able to pop…

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Amazon’s Blackberry Kindle Reader Download Problems

Amazon’s Blackberry Kindle Reader Download Problems

I read my e-mail this morning and found a message that Amazon released their Kindle reader for BlackBerry devices. I have been looking forward to this software release for the last few months. I eagerly clicked on the download link on my BlackBerry Storm2 and waited. I knew it would be slow as many people would be doing the same thing this morning. When the web page timed out, I simply clicked on it again, and again, and again, and again. Well OK maybe I just…

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