The Kindle

Amazon releases its own ebook reader.

Amid much hype, speculation and criticism (that's one ugly-looking device!), Amazon is crossing its fingers and hoping people think it's made the iPod of ebook readers.

Editorial note: Whoa! You've found a super-old post here on BuzzFeed, from an earlier era of the site. It doesn't really represent where we are anymore, and may in fact be totally broken, but we're leaving it up as a part of our early history.

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