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Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

With its paper-like display, wireless capability and thousands of titles from Amazon's catalog behind it, the Kindle may be the first e-book reader to gain broad acceptance. Watch as we crack open the Kindle's case and examine the circuitry inside.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...