Kindle, Whispersync and why such techonology should be extended to everything!

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Amazon released the Kindle 2 and the Kindle for iPhone. The most interesting aspect of these releases is the Whispersync technology. Here is an interesting scenario. You are reading a book in your Kindle. A little later you go out to get some grocery and are waiting in line at the checkout counter. Instead of getting bored waiting, you take your iPhone out and continue reading a few pages of the book. Now when you reach home you can pick up the Kindle and continue reading.

This is cool. But I don’t have a Kindle and I do not read books. :-( I can do the same thing with Google Reader and RSS feeds. But I want to do the same to podcasts, browsing, reading PDFs or word documents…

Lets say I am stuck in some line waiting. I get my E71 out and open Google Reader. I read an article, follow a link and am reading some web page. Not when I come back home and open Firefox I want the same page to be automatically opened and I can continue reading.

Another scenario is that I am listening to a podcast in my car. When I reach home I want to start listening where I left off in my home PC… Is that too much to ask?

Vasanth Dharmaraj is a Java Architect currently working for Western Union living in the Bay Area. He is interested in programming, gadgets, formula one... You can follow him on Twitter.

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2 comments on “Kindle, Whispersync and why such techonology should be extended to everything!
  1. prathiraj says:

    I believe that’s what mesh is all about!

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