I ordered our Amazon Kindle for GBM today, and promptly received the following email from Amazon Kindle Support. Pretty cool. Notice that you can go ahead and start buying books right away for the Kindle, even before it arrives.
Such a shame – this has missed opportunity for Tablet PC all over it.
Thank you for your purchase and welcome to Amazon Kindle.
We built Kindle with the goal of creating an exceptional and hassle-free reading experience. As such, we wanted to point out a few details before you get started on Kindle.
Your Kindle is automatically registered to the same Amazon.com account you used to make your purchase. This enables you shop, purchase, and download books, newspapers, and magazines wirelessly from your Kindle device right out of the box. Your Kindle purchases are made using your existing default 1-Click payment method at Amazon.com. If you wish to change the payment method associated with your Kindle, you can do so by visiting Manage Your Kindle on Amazon.com.
If you purchased your Kindle as a gift for someone else, you should deregister your Kindle device from your Amazon.com account. You can deregister your Kindle from the Settings page on the device or at Manage Your Kindle on Amazon.com.
You can start building your library before your Kindle even arrives by shopping for books, newspapers, magazines and more at the Kindle Store on Amazon.com. Amazon’s unique wireless delivery system, Amazon Whispernet will auto-deliver your purchases directly to your Kindle. Once you receive your Kindle, you can also shop the same great selection directly from your device.
Here’s what you have to look forward to reading on your Kindle:
* More than 80,000 books including New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases for $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
* Top U.S. and International newspapers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Le Monde, and Frankfurter Allgemeine.
* Top magazines and journals including TIME, Forbes, and Atlantic Monthly – all wirelessly delivered to your Kindle before they hit the newsstands.
* More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including Slashdot, Techdirt, Boing Boing, FOX Sports, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post.
We hope you enjoy reading on Kindle and look forward to hearing about your experience. Send us your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Amazon Kindle Team