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.
If you read some of the Kindle discussion groups, you'll see people complaining about "no backlighting", and then a few days/weeks later they will be lauding the fact that it has no backlighting.
The Kindle DRM wasn't hacked to REMOVE the DRM from Kindle purchases, but added to other books so that they too could be read on the Kindle.
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