The Kindle is Here

The Kindle showed up today, and it is terrific. I’ll be publishing a more detailed review after I’ve had a couple days to play with it. But my initial reactions:

  • the file-to-Kindle conversion service ($.10 for over-the-air, or free for file attachment by e-mail) is excellent. I’ve already added a number of PDFs from my hard drive for viewing on the Kindle, with mostly good results (some PDFs with complex formatting ended up getting a bit messed up).
  • downloads over the air are lightning-quick… not surprising, given the relatively small file sizes and straight-forward mark-up.
  • like Ernie, I will definitely be reading more books now.

More later. Really excited to finally get my hands on this.