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Amazon to reveal its e-book reader, Kindle

Amazon is expected to announce its e-book reader, which will connect to Amazon's e-book stores via Wi-Fi or a Sprint Nextel cellular connection.

Amazon is expected to announce its e-book reader, which will connect to Amazon's e-book stores via Wi-Fi or a Sprint Nextel cellular connection. The reader is expected to be priced at $399.

An excerpt from product-reviews:

The features of the Kindle eBook reader will include EVDO access via Sprint, a direct connection to the Amazon eBook store, a Wi-Fi connection, an e-mail address, and a headphone jack for audiobooks.

The device named Kindle is expected to finally lift off Amazon's plans to compete with Sony's reader (Wired). E-book readers have been in the market for a long time. Amazon's strategy is more aligned with delivering digital media online, apart from other content (TechNewsWorld).

More information:

Report: Amazon to Unveil E-Book Reader (AP)

Amazon Planning E-Book Debacle (InformationWeek)

Amazon's e-Book Reader Set For Gala Debut (InternetNews)