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Being at home on a rainy day, but wanting to read some new novel that just came out, you can have it in seconds. This concept (not hobbled by DRM) is pretty damned liberating.

The Kindle has a built in cell receiver so that you can wirelessly browse, preview and purchase books using one-click.

The Kindle has many flaws, but it does allow you to read a few different non-DRM formats.

The hack allow ENCRYPTED Mobi files to be read on the Kindle. So you can buy a DRM-protected mobi book and read it on Kindle.

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Hearst Interactive Backing Kindle-Like E-Book Reader Startup FirstPaper (CBS News)

Hearst Interactive, the digital media investment arm of Hearst Corp, is incubating a Kindle-like e-book reader, paidContent.org has learned, and the separate venture is called FirstPaper. The stealth startup is based in Palo Alto and New York City. It is developing this device based on Linux and will have some variation of Mozilla browser or its underlying technology (XUL) in it. Some hints ... ...link to new window

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