October 18th 2009 Amazon.com start to sell the Kindle e-Book reader internationally. This new version will have wireless access in over 100 countries around the world.
The kindle can store over 1500 books, battery life is long (a week or longer). You can add your own pdf files on it, and this makes it great if you have pilgrim guides that you would like to add to it (like the CSJ guides).
I think the Kindle is as close to what one would call an ideal pilgrim gadget. If gadgets has a place on the camino in the first place of course. 🙂
We have a conversation on the Kindle and the Camino de Santiago over in the forum.