Engadget sent book lovers into a frenzy
when it posted photos of a proposed ebook reader which will be sold by Amazon.com. The photos and descriptions come from an FCC filing by Amazon and describe the device, which has wireless access (which Sony's e-book reader does not), a keyboard, a scroll wheel and all sorts of goodies. It apparently uses e-ink, just like Sony's new ebook reader.
The downside? The photos posted are absolutely hideous. Actually, they're so fugly they can't possibly be the final version. And later in the day the photos were removed from the FCC's website with this notice:
We would like to request the following application to be dismissed due to problems with confidential exhibits listed on the website and updated exhibits the applicant wishes to provide in place of exhibits that have been submitted for this filing.
If this was the prototype, we can't wait to see what the final version looks like. What will it cost? When will it be available? What is the battery life? What format will it read? So many questions. We are growing quite impatient, Amazon. We need details