wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,

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eBooks, the Kindle, and smartphones

haikujaguar slipped me this link to an article about Peanut Press and the early market failure of e-books. This came up in the context of her conversion to the Kindle, which surprised her...anyway, it got me to thinking about something Cobb brought up a while back regarding the ultimate integration of phones, PDAs, watches and bling. Well, we're 75% of the way there, maybe 100% if you're one of those people who bought a Blackberry/Treo/iPhone more because it was expected of you by the social circles you move in than because you actually needed such a device.

But I digress. I'm still carrying around a couple of Katanas and a Palm TX, and it occurs to me that it might make more sense to upgrade and consolidate to a Centro. It would hold more music than the TX can accommodate in its SD chip, its software would do everything the TX does now and then some, and the interface would be easier to learn than the Katana's - which, truthfully, I don't use for anything aside from phone calls. It comes in the festive color of my tribe, and apparently Palm and Sprint are unloading them for $49 after rebates. Going to have to think about it, and look into hard cases.
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