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But, I'm one of those who have written on the ...

2009-07-29T05:34:34.099-07:00

But, I'm one of those who have written on the forums to wonder aloud why they don't have a lower-cost version without the normally expensive wireless, as people can just transfer files from computer to the device via the USB cable if they prefer to do that to save money. Furthermore, I don't see why they haven't done this in Europe where people want the study tools and bookstore features and don't care about the wireless...

- Andrys



Anonymous, You'd be using the paid-for 24/7 ...

2009-07-29T05:32:28.215-07:00

Anonymous,
You'd be using the paid-for 24/7 Sprint EVDO wireless access - Whispernet - as well.

If you'd rather had paid $60 x 12 for the first year ($720) plus the cost of the unit at $99, that's interesting.

And then there are also other people. Check out the response to someone who did prefer a subscription plan (Amazon forum thread which saw members less at odds for once).

http://bit.ly/6JJ3e

- Andrys



"Bezos maintains that Amazon could have sold ...

2009-07-29T05:14:06.281-07:00

"Bezos maintains that Amazon could have sold the DX for $99, but only with a required monthly subscription of $60 or more per month, or by forcing Kindle owners [to] buy a certain number of books each month."

So instead of being forced to spend money on _books_ (the reason people buy a Kindle), I'm forced to spend more money on the _device_ to read the books. Exactly how is this a good thing for me?