Originally Posted by Kasper
There are many criticisms, but I don't agree that it's a flat-out negative review. And I read it several times while proofing it.
Prince gave the first incarnation of the Apple TV the same exact rating.
All the 'pros' are left-handed compliments, a la 'It probably won't rape you in your sleep.'
I don't yet own a Kindle, but it's obvious to me that the author of this article will sound much like the critics who laughed off the iPod when it came out.
The ability to instantly
purchase a book is what distinguishes this product from the other ebook readers out there.
The other feature that appeals to me is the search function. There are so many times in my life when I've wondered WHERE it was I learned a suddenly relevant fact - typically it has been from a book of some sort or another (or a magazine article). The ability to search is what would make this a great textbook delivery device as well.
That said, $349 is a smidge high. A $199 price point would virtually assure that I would buy one.