yesterday i experienced my first kindle crash. it was not while reading, but when i wanted to turn on the kindle, it refused to start, i had to connect it to the charger, and then it did a full reset. somehow, a crashing e-book is not what i want. and btw, anybody having the impression that the advertised 30 hours on a single charge are not even close to what you really get? there does not seem to be a timer on the kindle, but i think it is more in the vicinity of 10 hours what i get out of one charge.
regarding the crash: the iliad crashes all the time, but it is not really something to take seriously as a production-quality device. the sony reader, on the other hand, did not crash a single time (so far).
another thing with the kindle is that access to the kindle store occasionally completely locks the device for a couple of minutes. it never really crashed in that situation, but froze for considerable time (with the indicator in the cursor bar spinning continuously), before eventually coming back to life.
will there be kindle software updates that are delivered through the wireless connection, with the kindle downloading the update and then restarting itself? this is pretty risky, should anything go wrong with the update. on the other hand, i am sure there are plenty of things to fix, so i hope there will be software updates pretty soon.