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eBook Makers Talking to AT&T and Verizon

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amazon_kindle_2-480x360 I’m surprised it has taken this long for this to start becoming a target. I’ve long felt like the real story of the Amazon Kindle eBook reader was the delivery system that features over the air purchase via Sprint. The key there is not only creating a quick and easy purchase on demand system, but one that doesn’t require the user to purchase a contract. 

With more and more talk about more and more eBook readers entering the market, we’re now hearing that talks are taking place with AT&T and Verizon to set up similar type delivery systems. No names are being tossed out yet, but according to this report from Engadget some of these talks might involve college textbooks. All I have to say about that are things like ““it’s a natural” and ““it’s about time.”  Of course we’re not there yet, but the model that Amazon and Sprint set up are the wave of the future, and it is only a question of time in my opinion.

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

2 Comments

  1. smh

    04/02/2009 at 8:11 am

    It will be a god send present if college textbooks – scientific textbooks in general actually – where to be made in electronic format. I’m not alone when I’m saying that dragging up to 10 lbs of books every day is cruel and unjust when they can just make them available via the internet.

    I agree that this is a natural evolution, I can only hope that the technology is expanded globally for us who doesn’t live in the US at the moment.

    Quite interesting question is if they will rely on existing hardware or develop something new?

  2. Rhonda Martin

    04/02/2009 at 4:55 pm

    I think this electronic devise can make a lot of peoples life less stressful and it’s eco because think of all the trees that won’t be cut for books. The only problem is the price. This is not something every family can afford. Until the price drops this isn’t going to be the answer for everyone. For college students this would be an amazing tool especially if they could down load all their books at a low cost.

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