Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device - I thought this Amazon Kindle user review on the Amazon site said it all...and very succinctly:

2.0 out of 5 stars

The Good, Bad, and Ugly

By Alex P Keaton "AlexP" (PA, USA)

The Good:

The screen is actually pretty nice on this device. This is one of those new style of paper screens that make it much easier to read on than an on your PC, iPhone, or PDA. +1 points.

The Bad:

- Price. $400 is way too much. -1
- The books you buy from Amazon are DRMed. This means that 10 years from now, you will probably not be able to read the books you buy. -1

The Ugly:

- No PDF support which makes it completely useless for most people who would like a device to review documents while traveling. -1
- This does not replace the book. What Amazon does not understand, is that I want something that could replace my *laptop* so I can review work related PDF files without printing them out. I do not want something to replace my paperback novel which is cheaper, more durable, has infinite battery life, and I'll be able to read 20 years from now. -1

Starting with an assumed five stars: 5+1-1-1-1-1 = 2 stars

I really like what Amazon is doing with the Amazon Kindle, and I think the screen is a HUGE win with this device. I look forward to seeing how the product evolves.

Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device

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queotic — 01 January 2008, 18:29

The Kindle does have PDF support. You can either send it to Amazon and have them convert it or convert yourself.