As glued to the net as we all are, there's vast quantities of content that is not available online.
Plenty of free e-books in Mobipocket format show up fine on Kindle.
Think about waiting somewhere in the middle of the day, or perhaps in an airport while you're traveling, and having immediate access to 100,000 books and hundreds of newspapers and periodicals from this pad in your hand.
Amazon can do a lot of money only from selling kindle, like Apple does with the iPod.
A revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, newspapers, magazines and blogs to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.