"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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