Amazon.com introduces Kindle

Amazon.com on Monday launched an e-book reader that wirelessly downloads, books, newspapers, magazines and other digital content from the Amazon store.

Kindle weighs slightly more than 10 ounces, and has a high- resolution, 6-inch diagonal electronic paper display that Amazon says reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight. The device is slightly more than a half-inch thick.

More than 90,000 books are available in Amazon’s Kindle Store, including most current New York Times Best Sellers. Most books are priced at $9.99, and monthly subscriptions for newspapers run from $5.99 to $14.99, magazines from $1.25 to $3.49, and blogs for 99 cents each. The reader costs $399.

For more information, read this article at Information Week.