So like any Canadian with a penchant for shiny, bright objects, I’m considering the Kindle as a Christmas present for, well, myself.
I divested myself of a household full of books a few years ago (yes, it hurt) in favour of Audible.com. But I miss reading.
It’s available from the States for $259USD (approx $275 Cdn) plus duty, and we need to purchase all the books from the US amazon site in $USD. (side factoid: apparently the average book takes 60 seconds to download). We can download over a cel wireless connection, however, unlike its US counterpart we won’t have browsers on the Cdn Kindles so we can’t surf the net.
Three questions I’m curious about are:
- Which wireless company will provide the wireless connection – Bell? Telus? Rogers? (he he – I wonder if they even know amongst themselves who got the contract!)
- Will apple produce a kindle-killer tablet in 2010, as rumoured?
- Can my eyes bear to look at an lcd screen any more than they already do?
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