The press conference is over, people have their hands on some of the first Kindles, and lots more details are emerging.
Gizmodo has a video on how to use the Kindle, which shows off the e-ink quite nicely. It also has a hands-on session with lots and lots of pictures. Also included is details of the formats which the Kindle will support:
“What file formats are supported? Kindle (.azw), text (.txt), unprotected Mobipocket (.mobi, .prc), Audible (.aa) and MP3 (.mp3).”
Robert Scoble tells us all about the deal which bloggers are getting for allowing their RSS feeds to be sold – 30% of the fee which Amazon charges. On a $0.99 monthly charge, that could add up to a tidy little sum. Bloggers who are interested in getting their blogs up to be distributed to Kindle users can contact Amazon via a link on the Kindle Store page.
John Gruber raises a very, very smart little point:
“What if Amazon gave you a free Kindle e-book version of every physical book you’ve ever purchased from Amazon?”
What a brilliant marketing ploy that would be!
Overall, Kindle is a really, really interesting product – more groundbreaking in many ways than something like the iPhone – and I wish it well. As long as the DRM doesn’t suck.