GCN rev.: Kindle has form & function, but isn't quite ready for government
03/03/08 | GCN (Govt. Computer News)
GCN Lab review: Kindle has form and function, but isn't quite ready for government Amazon says the new type of electronic-paper display on its electronic book, Kindle, provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that “looks and reads like real paper.” After using Kindle for a month, I think they are half-right.
Text is sharp, clear and easy on the eyes, like a newspaper. But images and pictures appear to belong on a child’s toy rather than in an executive’s Sunday Times.
There aren’t a lot of other bad things to say about Kindle except for the price. At $399, this e-book is overpriced even if Amazon is marketing it to pioneering early adopters.
If you’re like me, a recovering early-adopter, you’ll find it wise to wait a few more months — I am sure the price will drop at least 20 percent. ...