There have been a couple of recent articles in The Guardian (Can Amazon turn e-Book Mainsteam?) and the BBC (Amazon Offers New Kindle for the UK Market) about Amazon’s imminent release of a UK Kindle and Amazon’s claim that some form of e-book tipping point is imminent.
Does anyone know if the major text-book providers and journal publishers support Kindle? I might be tempted to buy one, and even recommend it to students, if there was a reasonable chance that it’d be useful for more than reading the latest Dan Brown on the beach.
There is an iPod touch, iPhone and iPad version of the Kindle software so you might need even need the hardware (priced at £109 for the WiFi version and £149 plus free connectivity for the 3G version) providing that there was a reasonable supply of good text books at reasonable prices.