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Linux dominates in Amazon Kindle competitors

Feb 27, 2009, 13:34 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Carl Villanueva)

[ Thanks to John Carl Villanueva for this link. ]

"The Kindle 2 is the second version of the highly successful original Kindle eBook Reader from Amazon, which used an eInk screen capable of displaying four shades of grey at 167dpi. The original Kindle was only useful within the United States though, as it could only download eBooks via its inbuilt CDMA EV-DO mobile broadband on the Sprint network, incompatible with the GSM/3G standards used in most other countries.

"This time around, the Kindle 2 is lighter than a typical paperback at 289g, as thin as most magazines at 8.5mm, and easier on the eyes with 16 shades of grey on its display. The new Kindle 2 still uses EV-DO on Sprint, counting out other countries from using the wireless download capability, but it now also allows side-loading of content via its USB port."

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