Apparently the Amazon Kindle book reader can’t directly read content from the SD card slot. Instead, you have to email the content to the unit. Costs ten cents.
Frankly, a dime isn’t that much. On the other hand, if I were to shell out $400 for a book reader, it had better do everything but sing for its supper.
I have maybe 200 books on my cell phone (a Motorola Q), and it works fine. It’s readable in the dark, the screen isn’t all *that* small, and the only real complaint I have is that Mobile IE doesn’t have any kind of bookmarking utility.
Reduce the price (simple parity with the Sony reader might be enough), open up the formats the unit supports, and the Kindle might be a winner.