Freshtech is about a device that is on its way to revolutionizing the way we read!

Hi, I’m Mike Holt and I write the “FreshTech” (Fresh Technology) blog to track the development of this revolutionary device called the Amazon Kindle (and related devices).

I started this blog in 2007 and never in my wildest dream thought that I would be blogging about a reading device.

But, when I saw it in November 2007 at Amazon.com, I knew that it was something special…so I decided to track its development.

As it continues to evolve, things will get interesting, especially as competitors pop up!

You are welcome to read, add your input, and make your comments as you see fit. I only ask one favor, make it beneficial for those coming behind you.

…and If you find the information helpful, pay it forward (share it with someone), and don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS feed to get the latest updates.

You may also follow me on twitter .

That said, I hope you enjoy the journey.
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10 Responses

  1. Mike,

    I read your post on the Sony eBook reader, and I wanted to point out that perhaps the most exciting application for this new technology is in the field of college textbooks. College students can save time and money by purchasing their course materials in digital form, and eBooks save paper, which is also good for the environment.

    iChapters is even adding an ecological incentive by planting a tree for every eBook or eChapter purchased via their website. The “Plant a Tree” drive runs through February 15th, and so far, over 35,000 trees have already been planted.

    For more information, there is an electronic press kit at http://www.guerillapr.com/ichapters/

    As I am working with iChapters to spread the word, you can contact me directly with any questions or comments. I can also provide you with an iChapters gift certificate if you would like to test out the service.


    Jenny Murphy

    Outreach Account Manager
    Guerilla PR, Inc.
    85 Bolinas Road, Suite 17
    Fairfax, CA 94930
    efax: 323.927.1926

    • This information is presently obsolete. The Hanlin book and the BeBook are the same. The BeBook is available easily online within Europe and North America. BeBook works with more formats than any other eReader. Now, you can read Mobi DRM files. They are constantly upgrading and improving the firm ware and are soon to release the new BeBook mini which will have touch screen and wireless.


      • interesting! I haven’t updated the Hanlin information for a while, so I will have to revisit it o see what’s going on. thanks for that bit of information.

  2. Hi Mike,

    I can’t seem to find your contact info anywhere on the site. I would like to be able to send you news tips about third party cases available from WaterField Designs (sfbags.com). They are all made in the U.S. in San Francisco and are pretty cool. If you could please send me your contact information, I will be sure to keep you updated on our latest Kindle offerings. Thanks!

    Here’s a link to the product page for
    Cases for the Kindle:

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  5. Hi Mike :
    I have just bought Kindle 2.I have large amount of files ( PDF / JPG ) for teaching which I need to down load them to my kindle. I zipped most of them and I tried to send them seperately , they go to hot mail, but I was never been able to receive them on my kindle.I have all these files on a flash memory stick as well as on my desk top.
    I am in a hurry , and I need to download them on my kindle ASAP. Can I find someone to hire him to do them job professionably to me .
    Please advise



    • Received your concern will post a response within 24 hours.

    • I don’t know of anyone that can do it professionally for you. However, if you email the files to me at Michaelholt@verizon.net, along with the name of your Kindle, and I will help you download them to the kindle.

      Bear in mind that Amazon will be charging you $0.15 per megabyte for the service.

      For Future transfers…
      Option #1
      To use the paid method ($0.15 per Mb) and send your personal files to YourKindleName@kindle.com, the documents will converted and sent directly to your Kindle and you would not have to pay

      …the total fee will be charged to your Amazon account…see this article

      Option #2
      To do it free, email the files to YourKindleName@free.kindle.com and it will be emailed to your Amazon account. You will then have to physically connect your Kindle to the computer using the USB cable and download the converted files.
      see this article

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