The Kindle: Amazon Has a Winner

When Ama­zon’s Kin­dle hit the streets last Novem­ber, the crit­ics gave the new­fan­gled ebook read­er mixed reviews. The cus­tomers, how­ev­er, have been say­ing some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent. Sales have been brisk, a bit too brisk actu­al­ly. Wait­ing up to six weeks to get the Kin­dle, cus­tomers have been get­ting huffy, and last week Ama­zon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, had to post an apol­o­gy on Ama­zon’s home­page. If you’re won­der­ing what makes the $399 Kin­dle so sought after, Life­hack­er’s review does a good job of sum­ming up its virtues. In the mean­time, if you want to get your hands on one, get in line.

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