Ebook readers have extremely high contrast/readability and are extremely energy-efficient, being able to display several thousand pages of material without needing to recharge. eBooks are a narrow product, but they have their own ways in which PMPs cannot compete.
There are converters available from Amazon and/or Mobi for pdf and doc files.
DRM is not to prevent other files from being readable on the Kindle.
DRM refers to the fact that you can't view Amazon Kindle books on other devices (including your computer), or on other Kindles - i.e. no sharing, the purpose of DRM.
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