Tuesday, May 19, 2009

T1 Rex Is On The Kindle

Have you discovered the reading pleasure of electronic ink? Over 500,000 avid readers have made the jump from bound blocks of paper to the lightweight Amazon Kindle. Many are queuing up their orders for the larger Kindle DX due out this summer. Kindle is where reading is headed, and we're proud to be included in their blog catalog.

Yes, you'll still be able to read us on your computer any time you want. That's where we're created and hosted. But now you also have the option of subscribing to the Kindle edition of Telexplainer. Take your electronic reader to the beach, on vacation, to school or to work. Along with your extensive collection of novels, textbooks, tech references, and newspaper subscriptions, the latest updates of this blog will be delivered to you when they are published, in full text with illustrations.

Do you have your own Kindle yet? If not, you'll be interested to learn that this cutting edge device makes reading long passages of text much easier on the eyes than staring at a computer screen. The reason is that LCD backlight in every computer. It gives everything a nice glow, but the glare is hard on your eyes. You may already notice that you can't read as long online as you can with a good book. The eyestrain forces you to look away for awhile or quit altogether. Perhaps you resort to that old workaround of printing the documents you want to read. That solves the glare problem, but it can get pricey when you have volumes of text to print. There's also the matter of having to file and store all that paper documentation. It can be time consuming and not so green when it's time to clean the file cabinet.

The Amazon Kindle does away with all that trouble. Your documents are easy to read using the e-ink screen of the Kindle. There's no backlight to give you computer monitor eyestrain. Contrast is high and you can read from the Kindle easily in bright light as well as in your favorite easy chair. Storage is in the Kindle itself and online at Amazon. No need to shop for more bookshelves. You won't be needing them.

Delivery is fast and readily available, too. Kindle uses a cellular-based wireless delivery system called Whispernet. It's so fast that you can buy a book and start reading it minutes later. You don't need any wires, because the technology is built into the Kindle and doesn't require your computer to download books. Magazines, newspapers and blogs are delivered by Whispernet as soon as they are available. You don't have to worry about missing the latest installment because delivery is automatic.

The standard upgraded Amazon Kindle has a 6 inch diagonal black and white electronic ink digital display that shows up to 16 shades of gray. It holds up to 1,500 books. Delivery of new books is under 60 seconds. The Kindle is book size at 8" x 5.3" x a thin 0.36".

The larger Amazon Kindle DX measures a magazine size 10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38" and sports a 9.7 inch diagonal electronic ink display. It holds up to 3,500 of your favorite books and includes a native PDF reader for other documents.

By the way, there are now over 275,000 books available for the Kindles, including most New York Times Bestsellers. You'll also be able to subscriber to top newspapers, magazines and blogs, like T1 Rex's Business Telecom Explainer.

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