Amazon to launch e-book device

<p>Amazon.com, the online retail giant, will unveil its Kindle e-book reader at a high-profile event in New York on Monday, an industry source told CNET News.com. Amazon.com c.e.o. Jeff Bezos is expected to be present for the announcement, to be held at the chic W Hotel in Union Square.<br /><br />The Kindle is equipped with a Wi-Fi connection that taps into an Amazon e-book store, which users can access to purchase new electronic books--and Amazon has reportedly signed onto a deal with Sprint for EVDO access. Additionally, the device comes with a headphone jack for audiobooks, as well as an e-mail address. But the source said the Kindle apparently won&#39;t bear many other BlackBerry-like features such as a calendar or address book. The Kindle may also lack a backlight. Instead, it comes with a small reading light attached to an adjustable arm.<br /></p>