Phones, PCs Put E-Book Within Reach of Kindle-less
A few weeks ago, Pasquale Castaldo was waiting at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport for a delayed flight, when a man sitting across from him pulled out an Amazon Kindle book-reading device.
'Gee, maybe I should think about e-books myself,' Castaldo thought.
He didn't have a Kindle, but he did have a BlackBerry . He pulled it out and looked for available applications. Sure enough, Barnes & Noble Inc. had just put up an e-reading program. Castaldo, 54, downloaded it, and within a minute, began reading Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.'
As others are also discovering, the North Haven, Conn., banker found e-books quite accessible without a Kindle.