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Old 07-15-2008, 10:19 PM   #1
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New Kindle Rumor: Kindle 2.0 in October 2008?

Someone just posted this on the Amazon Discussion boards. From CrunchGear:

Kindle 2.0 Coming Around October 2008


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An insider let slip that two new Amazon Kindle models will hit stores this holiday season, with the first coming as early as October.

The first is an updated version with the same sized screen, a smaller form factor, and an improved interface. The source told us that Amazon has “skipped three or four generations,” comparing the old Kindle to the 1st gen iPod and the new version to something like the sexy iPod Mini.

The second new model, which is shaped like an 8 1/2 x 11-inch piece of paper, is considerably bigger than the current model and should be available next year.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:33 PM   #2
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Aren't rumors fun? I'm not sure how the changes mentioned could be considered "skipping three or four generations" but a larger format option may make sense for some people. Oh and I'm sure the pink model will be popular with the tween girl crowd. They are big ebook readers right?
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:46 PM   #3
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You would not catch me with a pink Kindle. Now, a plum colored one or spring green to match my laptop and I'll be all over it!

I guess we'll see *if* the number of generations skipped is correct *if* and *when* we see it.

You're right, rumors are fun.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:15 PM   #4
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Gizmodo's blurb:

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CrunchGear's got it on good authority that the next year or so will see not only an update to the current model—making it thinner and lighter—but also an altogether new model with dimensions something like a piece of loose leaf paper. They should come out in October and sometime next year, respectively, though no word on pricing. To try to sway the youth market, it's said the new Kindle's will come in trendy new colors.
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Maybe this will also herald an international version available in places other than the US.
We live in hope...
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Well you dont know how bad this has set me back in my plans!!

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So.......does anyone know how accurate "crunchgear" has been with their 'on good authority' stories in the past? Or is this like a "highly placed sources who wish to remain anonymous say' type of thing?
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:03 AM   #8
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Well you dont know how bad this has set me back in my plans!!

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That's why I started the rumor.
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That's Ok I am thinking Roast Duck for dinner!!!
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Do I have to put you two on meds also???? Its bad enough with prysrynk and the others......now settle down!
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You would not catch me with a pink Kindle. Now, a plum colored one or spring green to match my laptop and I'll be all over it!
Personally, I thought Duck a l' Orange was better than Duck in Plum Sauce...



I wonder if there should be an "auto Karma" if the rumours are right...
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