Flash! Endgadget has video, more info, and press release on new Kindles
Okay, now I know Endgadget’s ahead of me in line for info. ;)
Actually, Amazon never contacts me directly with this sort of thing…but enough about me. ;)
The main interface change that I see is the 5-way being changed to a rocker. It looks sleeker that way, and hopefully, as responsive.
The buttons are considerably smaller…I hope they aren’t harder for those with disabilities, but again, sleeker. :)
They also have what they say is the press release, and I expect it will be up shortly.
It’s going to be faster, lighter, smaller…and have 4gb of storage! It’s the Bionic Kindle! Not six million dollars, though…the same price ($189) for 3G and wi-fi, and wi-fi only for $139.
It’s got all kinds of fancy geeky stuff:
- the sharper Graphite DX type screen
- faster page turns
- some proprietary thing that will make fonts sharper
- quieter page turns (some people have really wanted that)
- interactive PDFs! Dictionary, notes, highlights…and compatability with password protected pdfs!
- new webkit based browser…faster, easier
- text-to-speech menus! That’s been a sticking point for those with print disabilities, and kept the device out of some colleges! Cool!
- A lighted case!
I’ll post as soon as I can after the links become live!
Really great stuff!
Hey, Amazon…want to loan me one for review? ;)
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.