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Kindroid: Two Great Tastes That Would Taste Great Together

Oct 23, 2008, 17:31 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

[ Thanks to Jason Perlow for this link. ]

"For starters, Amazon could concentrate specifically on the e-book "store" end of the business and selling the content itself rather than selling hardware and maintaining a software platform. With an Android-based "OpenKindle" hardware reference platform, the Kindle reader software could be ported to the G1 and other Android-based mobile phones, and other hardware manufacturers could produce Kindle clones that could plug into Amazon's online Kindle store. This would significantly bring down the cost of the Kindle hardware because more players with compatible readers could enter the mix, and Amazon could lower content prices by not having to maintain the EVDO Whispernet network and pass on that overhead to the consumer as they do now. Kindroids would also have access to Google's Android application store and would be able to run e-ink optimized versions of 3rd-party applications."

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