After reading a lot of reviews and videos on the Amazon Kindle , The Digital Newpaper i thought to buy one but when you hear the name of Amazon you can think one thing for sure – They don’t ship anything to India, which means all those excellent offers on eBooks or millions of products you find on Amazon.com are just as a Display Store for you since you cannot buy any of these. The only option let out for you in order to buy them is that you can let your Relatives or Friends buy it for you and then courier it for you, dont forget the huge amount of shipping charges you need to pay and also the extra burden you need to pass to your contacts for sending the gadget to you.
Another option is to find online stores which can send you any Amazon.com products shipped to your home, though at a bit higher price but well when you want to buy something without giving problems to others, you should be ready to shell out some extra money. As per a report from iSuppli Corp posted at Cnet Crave the Amazon Kindle 2 originally costs Amazon around 185$ which is almost 50% of their Retail price in market which is at 360$ which includes all their expenses, profiles, advertising costs etc.
Even though at 360$ the product is still good because you can travel around places and stay away from your bulky laptops which are atleast 1.5-2kgs in weight, where as the Kindle is weighing around 290 grams, almost the weight of advanced mobile phones. The display specifications include 6″ diagonal E-Ink® electronic paper display, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale. The Kindle would be able to offer you with 2Gb of Memory Storage though 1.4Gb would be available to the user and they dont have to connect it to a PC if they need to transfer ebooks because it has inbuilt 3G connectivity & Wi-Fi connectivity.
One of the excellent feature of Kindle 2 is the Battery Life which is very Important while you are travelling and it offers upto 4 Days of continious run if Wi-Fi is On and more than 2 weeks if Wifi is disconnected. A USB Port to connect it to the Power adapter or a PC or Mac computer. You get a Inbuilt web Browser with a option to Add Text anywhere, which means that if you are a blogger you can directly comment through different blogs and read them too.
Use as a PC for Blogging, Use as a iPod for Listening to Mp3 or Podcasts. Automatically the files are converted to PDF and you can view the formatted version. Download any books within a minutes time and enjoy reading everything on your Kindle 2. Iam trying to order one in India while waiting for a confirmation from the company if i can connect to the Internet , when i dont have wifi access because if its limited to US/UK telecom networks, then downloading stuff would get harder for me.