Originally Posted by jbcohen
Ok, I will tell what I have heard in terms of Kindle eveolution. From what I am told a lot of the evolution of the Kindle is dependent on the development of the micro-processor by companies such as Intel, AMD and Motorola. I believe on a hardware level the Kindle is run by an AMD mobile processor, and from what I am told the recent work in mobile processors have been in speed. So in the future you can look foward to a Kindle thaat is two to three times faster at processing your electronic books. There has been some work in speed in the memory areas but not as successful as the processor speed so you can not look forward to a Kindle that gets your books on the screen faster but one that can process things faster.
Another technology expected to mature in late 2010 or early 2011 is the plastic logic 10-inch screen. It's lighter and can flex a little without breaking. The color version was expected early this year. And it's potentially cheaper than glass screens.
Amazon has always tried to provide the latest technologies with the Kindle. A faster, lighter, cheaper, flexible DX would be a logical next step. As to touch screen interfaces, they do permit greater flexibility in interface design at a lower cost and with less weight.
It's almost time for a new (K4 DX) release too. I'm looking forward to see what they make.