Kindle hits Staples on Sunday

Kindle hits Staples on Sunday

Summary: Staples said that its stores will have the Kindle and Kindle 3G for $139 and $189, respectively. The company will be selling the 9.7-inch Kindle DX for $379 starting in mid-November.

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Staples will start selling the Amazon Kindle at its stores starting this Sunday, the office supplies company announced today. Staples said that its stores will have the Kindle and Kindle 3G for $139 and $189, respectively. The company will be selling the 9.7-inch Kindle DX for $379 starting in mid-November. In addition, Staples will be selling a variety of Kindle accessories, but it didn't say exactly what would be available. Staples is joining a growing number of brick-and-mortar retailers selling Amazon's Kindle, including Best Buy and Target. For more on this story, read Staples to sell Kindle starting Sunday on CNET News.

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  • RE: Kindle hits Staples on Sunday

    I'm glad I live in a time when so many technological tools and toys are available to choose from. It allows each of us to customize our selection of tools and toys to what works best for us. I think that's a good thing.

    And I LOVE the concept of the pad style PC or e-reader. But due to the nature of my keyboard based work, the Kindle and its competitors represent a kind of technology I'd like to like more than I do, not because of any inherent flaw in their design or execution, but just because the device doesn't fit my lifestyle, at any price point. None of this is the fault of the folks who designed or made the Kindle or its pals. They just aren't what I need ... primarily ... another device.

    (1) WEIGHT - Each day when I pack up for work, the first installment in my pile of gear is eight pounds of laptop and adapter. Eight pounds is WAY too much for a modern laptop to weigh, and why Dell decided that adapters should resemble bricks as closely as possible is still beyond me. Since the nature of my work requires that I have a laptop with me pretty much all the time and since my employer decided that my laptop should way approximately what I did at birth, I'm not looking to add ANY weight to my life.

    (2) REAL KEYBOARD - the nature of my work demands that I have a real keyboard and a solid platform on which to key. In short, the screen and keyboard need to be attached to each other when I'm working at least 5 hours a day.

    What would work best for me (and maybe this is just me, I realize that) would be a very light laptop (3 lbs would be nice) with a screen that was removable and which could operate as a pad type PC or e-reader when disengaged from the keyboard/base. NOW you've got my attention.

    If anyone knows of such an animal with a solid reputation for reliability, please let me know.
    Trep Ford