Video: Are you ready for the bookPod?

Here’s Bezos’s letter. They’re pitching it as a book-reader’s dream but aside from the huge amounts of shelf space you’ll save, is that really the attraction? The iPod works because songs last four minutes; books take hours, in which case who cares how many of them you can carry with you during a commute? You only need one. Paper’s as good as pixels.

The real draw of this device has nothing to do with books. Bigger than an iPhone or a blackberry but thinner and more elegant than a laptop, it’s ideal for portable Web surfing. Does it have that capability? Dear reader, it does. Click the image to watch.

Update: Hold the phone. You have to pay to read blogs?


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