Normally the Kindle will download books, newspapers and other reading material using a wireless network called Whispernet
that works only off the Sprint network in the United States.
Moreover, "The Kindle's real breakthrough," explained Steven Levy in a cover article for Newsweek on Amazon's e-book reader, "springs from a feature that its predecessors never offered: wireless connectivity, via a system called Whispernet
Its first product, WhisperNet
, is an enhanced version of Ethernet implemented in fiber optics that reportedly meets or exceeds every specification in Ethernet and IEEE 802.
For orders delivered to Kindles using Amazon's Whispernet
service, delivery costs are shared between Amazon and the publishers (see www.
For information professionals on-the-go, Kindle's Whispernet
, anytime, anywhere access to the internet gives a hint of a future with universal, global web access.
It also uses the same wireless delivery system as the original Kindle, Amazon Whispernet
The wireless delivery system used for the Kindle, Amazon Whispernet
, uses the same nationwide high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced mobile phones.
Bob Russ, formerly CEO of WhisperNet
, one of the first Home Area Networking developers, has joined EnerNex's Smart Grid Engineering team.