Whispernet


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Whispernet

Amazon.com's wireless service for accessing the Kindle Store and downloading e-books. See Kindle and Whispersync.
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Amazon buys connection minutes from mobile operators worldwide at wholesale and includes the cost of the resulting WhisperNet in the purchase price of each e-reader, so users don't pay a subscription.
Professor David Kennedy, in "Of War and Law," which is on my Kindle--I should note that Kindle Store via Whispernet does not work in Helmand Province, Afghanistan--puts it well when he says that law does not "stand[] outside violence, silent or prohibitive.
The report claimed access is made possible by Amazon's own Whispernet virtual mobile network.
Amazon's Kindle development kit page is asking for applicants to join the beta programme and create active content, offering 70% royalties for using the Kindle's Whispernet wireless system.
3G Wireless, No PC, No Hunting for Wi-Fi Hot Spots: Just like Kindle, Kindle DX customers automatically take advantage of Amazon Whispernet to wirelessly shop the Kindle Store, download or receive new content in less than 60 seconds, and read from their library-all without a PC, Wi-Fi hot spot, or syncing.