WTF Why does this thing need a keyboard? The screen in the screenshot shows about one paragraph and that is all the screen can hold? At about one dollar less than a paperback for the "ebook" I think I will stick with turning pages. Plus, I read a little about this thing and it is kind of like an iPod was at first, as in that it can only use ebooks from Amazon. If this is the case- it really sucks. Also, I cannot imagine anyone other than the visually impared using the read aloud feature. If you cannot see, then use audio books and put them on an MP3 player- it is much handier. This Kindle is as big as a damn etch a scetch! Dump the read aloud components, the keyboard and replace it with a touch screen and drop the useless wireless download feature. Then lower the price to 100 bucks since you have to pay out the yin yang to Amazon for anything to read on it- and you might have something.