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Old 04-22-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
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Kindle 2.0 coming soon?

In today's Ars Technica there is an article about Kindle 2.0 (http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...on-kindle.html. According to the article:

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Ars has heard that Amazon may be on the verge of announcing a Kindle 2.0, described by a source aware of the launch plans as "the device they wanted to release in the first place."
It is interesting reading.
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:00 PM   #2
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They made some interesting points in this article, I agree. Looks more like a software upgrade to the Kindle right now, rather than replacing the hardware. That makes a lot more sense as the device has only been out a few months and to replace the hardware this soon would certainly anger a lot of early adopters.
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:20 PM   #3
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There was an earlier thread on this topic: Kindle 2.0.

I agree that a software update is most likely, particularly since the current software version is 1.0.4.

However, in the longer term I expect to see Kindle's with a larger (8" or 9.7") screen and (perhaps) the Epson controller. This would be an expansion of the line up, rather than a direct replacement for the 6" screen device.
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:47 PM   #4
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:11 AM   #6
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and to replace the hardware this soon would certainly anger a lot of early adopters.
I really don't see why anyone would be "angered" by it - they would still have the device that they paid for. I didn't feel outraged personally when Sony released the PRS-505 a few months after I'd bought the PRS-500.

The simple fact is that, in a market like this, there will always be new devices coming on to the market. Anyone who doesn't realise that should probably wait a few years before buying.
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The simple fact is that, in a market like this, there will always be new devices coming on to the market. Anyone who doesn't realise that should probably wait a few years before buying.
And even then, there will be newer (and hopefully better) devices after they buy.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:51 AM   #8
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I think that all of us that have made electronics purchases over the past 25 years have gotten used to something "bigger and better" coming along virtually the next day! I am just glad that there are companies willing to take the risk to develop new hardware and software for a market that is not the hottest ticket in town.
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Old 04-27-2008, 03:40 AM   #9
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The scrolling LCD to the right of the E Ink screen allows simple dynamic displays, but it's used inconsistently
Anyone want to expand on what is meant by that?
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