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Can You Read a Book on Your BlackBerry? Time to Find Out, Via Amazon’s Kindle

ATD – “Amazon’s Kindle strategy has two prongs: Tether its e-book store closely to its own devices — but make sure buyers can also read their purchases on other platforms, if they really want to. That will be important when Apple’s iPad (AAPL) launches, since Amazon will have an app that works on that device. And it’s already relevant for users of both iPhones/iPods and PCs that run Microsoft Windows (MSFT). And as of this morning, some BlackBerry users.”

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Amazon Said to Buy Touch Start-Up

NYT – “In a sign that Amazon wants to upgrade its Kindle e-reader to compete head-on with the Apple iPad, Amazon has acquired Touchco, a start-up based in New York that specializes in touch-screen technology, a person briefed on the deal said Wednesday.”

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The Kindle Killer Isn’t Very Killer

Scott Douglas – “Before it was even released, the hype surrounding the iPad already helmed it a Kindle killer; whether or not it is, doesn’t really matter because it’s cool, so people will obviously buy it, and thus it will no doubt give Kindle a run for its money. My bet is Amazon is going to respond come summer with something that tries to one up the game.”

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Amazon expands Kindle self-publishing worldwide

CNET – “Authors worldwide can now self-publish Kindle versions of their books, Amazon.com said Friday. Amazon also said that its Digital Text Platform will now support books written in German and French.”

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Canadians get a Kindle surprise

Macleans – “The e-book reader available in Canada isn’t Amazon’s top-of-the-line device”

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