Amazon does seem to move pretty fast, I would expect it by the end of the summer (maybe?).reemixx said:Now it remains to be seen how long it will take to put his money where his mouth is. Who knows what kind of a timeframe he's talking about.
I see DRM as being a problem with that right now, maybe it isn't/won't be but I just can't see Sony and Amazon coming to some kind of an agreement regarding this. I've been wrong before though, lol.ProfCrash said:There would be a benefit in Kindle sales because people would be able to buy books that are available for sale in other formats and display them on the Kindle. It would remove some of the "Do I buy a Sony or a Kindle?" thought process. The more formats the Kindle can display, the more marketable it becomes.
When Bezos said in an interview on Charlie Rose that the Kindle format would be available on additional devices in the future, I remember thinking that this would probably happen by the end of the year. The iPhone App was announced, I believe, within the next week or so. Bezos is a very smart man who seems to always know where he's headed, and makes these sorts of announcements in a premeditated fashion. The fact that he's stated this publicly leads me to believe that we will see this come to fruition soon.reemixx said:Now it remains to be seen how long it will take to put his money where his mouth is. Who knows what kind of a timeframe he's talking about.
When? Where? I've never heard that from him. In fact in this very article we're discussing he says that he wouldn't be opposed to such a model in the future if people want it, but that he doesn't think it's the way to go. Frankly, I think a stripped down Kindle model without wireless would be better than a subscription model for one big reason. Because I and all the other present owners paid a premium upfront not to have to pay a monthly fee. It's in the contract that they could decide to start charging a fee at any time, and you can bet that if they ever do start charging such a few to lower the cost of Kindles, we're all going to be subject to those fees at some point.ProfCrash said:He also announced the subscription program with a reduced priced DX and that has not materialized. I want my cheaper DX damnit.