Amazon's new e-book reader Kindle was released today to great fanfare — and a Newsweek planted story "exclusive." The Kindle — supposedly named after the "crackling ignition of knowledge" — holds 200 books, each downloadable for $10 over a works-anywhere-sort-of EVDO data connection, fetches the New York Times for $13 a month, and generously allows you to pay a subscription fee to have blogs like Huffington Post and TechCrunch pushed to your Kindle. That's all well and good, but how does it stack up to the book? You know, the thing that Amazon has made billions of dollars shipping to you? Our easy-to-read chart is after the jump — and you don't have to pay $2 a month to read it.

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