May 6, 2009
Amazon Kindle DX Announced
Amazon has announced it's new Kindle DX ebook reader.
Hmm. It's got a bigger screen and looks nicer than the last version, and reads PDFs, but is clearly aimed at magazine and newspaper reading. It's still a long way away from a paperback ebook reader, which is what I want. Having said that, I haven't used a Kindle (I've tried a Sony Reader and was unimpressed) so maybe the hands on experience is better than the pictures.
Also on the downside is the bespoke Whispernet networking, which seems completely crazy and knocks out online access for anyone outside the US.. Why not use wi-fi?
For the inventors out there, what I want is a paper back book that can change the words on the page, I suggest using nanobots, but I'm not fussy. Until then I shall stick to real books.a