Some people in the midwest are discovering that Amazon’s recently <a href="“>launched Kindle doesn’t work as advertised. They’ve found that Kindle’s killer feature, wireless downloads of books, doesn’t work because Kindle can’t connect to their mobile networks. It borders on a “bait and switch” tactc and was a problem conveniently left out of the press releases.
Steve Saroff of Missoula, Montana discovered the issue when he tried to connect to the mobile network it needs to download new purchases. After several calls to tech support, they finally admitted the problem. You can follow the full thread here and another here.
So much for the future of digital distribution.