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Geek Gift Guide 2008: Amazon Kindle

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Executive Summary

With its paper-like display, wireless capability, PC-free operation, and thousands of titles from Amazon's catalog behind it, the Kindle may be the first e-book reader to gain broad acceptance.

TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler tested the Kindle for several weeks--reading a work from one of his favorite authors, perusing Amazon's Kindle Store, retrieving sample chapters, and browsing the Web. Overall, his experience with the Kindle was positive but it's clear to him that current e-readers (the Amazon Kindle or the Sony PRS-505) are best-suited for people who have very specific reading needs.

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