The Kindle only allows the reading of Amazon DRM-protected content.
Granted the PDF converter seems to have some trouble with graphics PDF's, but for books the converter works very well.
A cheap casioppeia allows me to read ebooks around 2001.
Plenty of free e-books in Mobipocket format show up fine on Kindle.
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