Monday, March 02, 2009

Will This Be the Kindle 3?

(Actually, it's just a mock-up of Plastic Logic's eReader.)


Now that the Kindle 2 is out, it's time to get back onto the Kindle rumor mill. You might recall that in addition to the early leaks of the device that become the Kindle 2, a bigger screened Kindle mimicking an 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of paper for students was rumored. According to DigiTimes' sources apparently within Prime View International (PVI), the makers of the Kindle's electrophoretic display (EPD), Amazon's next Kindle will launch by the end of this year and will be "larger in size and equipped with touch functions." Of course, that's no big stretch to the imagination -- Plastic Logic has been kicking around its 8.5 x 11-inch touchscreen eBook reader ('Shopped with a Kindle logo above) for months now with a plan to launch in 2010. Let's just see if Amazon can get this out in time for the back to school selling season.
I love my Kindle 2, but whoever gets an eReader out the door that does a good job at reading any PDF file at an affordable price will have my business.

P.S. -- I am interested to see how well Foxit's eSlick will work. It is slightly smaller than the Kindle, has a similarly sized screen, and sells for $259. First shipments should be delivered sometime this month. I expect it to display PDFs well, but the screen may be a little small to adequately view them.

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