After giving Google, Yahoo, Microsoft(GYM) run for their money through Amazon Web Services, Jeff Bezos is now angling to disrupt Apple’s cart! Amazon Kindle( via C|net) is the new iTunes+iPod+iPhone for books sans PC, Phone, or back lit display.
Interestingly, Amazon Kindle is also a (top)blog reader, throw in Amazon Short into the equation – boom there is a new way to monetize written content. Another interesting combination will be access to Amazon Grocery + Amazon Prime + Amazon Kindle – save time grocery shopping and use the time to read a short! Amazon Kindle as a handle(end point) to Flexible Payment Service(FPS) has lot of disruptive potential.
It is just a matter of time to get games integrated into such a device and that will make it wholesome entertainment. Amazon Kindle is very strong on async communication( supports email, and no voice) – perhaps a good addition to the tapestry of digital culture.
PS: Fake Jeff Bezos spotted in SecondLife selling digital planet by the slice! Just kidding.