Verizon Wireless to Support Kindle-Like Devices
Jan 7, 2009, 11:17 AM by Eric M. Zeman
As part of Verizon Wireless's open device initiative, Verizon exec Tony Lewis said that the company will support wireless downloads of content such as electronic books to devices similar to Amazon's Kindle. Competitors to the Kindle have not been publicly announced, but many devices have been submitted to Verizon Wireless for approval of using its wireless network.
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