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View Poll Results: How should Amazon improve the next Kindle? (pick 3)
Folders and/or tags 61 65.59%
ePub support 36 38.71%
Access to DRMed content from alternate sources 24 25.81%
Do away with DRM 34 36.56%
Make it available outside the U.S. 22 23.66%
Add an ombudsman (or listen to your customers) 5 5.38%
Add an SD Card 27 29.03%
Add a Software API/SDK 13 13.98%
Open up the hardware 5 5.38%
Color Screen with superfast refresh rates 5 5.38%
More robust PDF support 17 18.28%
Improve the Kindle Store 9 9.68%
Price 17 18.28%
Other (explain in post) 9 9.68%
None (I love my current device) 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-08-2009, 12:00 PM   #1
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How should Amazon improve the next Kindle? (pick 3)

You may want to read the companion article before voting: Top ten improvements for a future Kindle

(vote for your top 3 features/improvements)
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:06 PM   #2
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You left off "make it a Sony."

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Old 05-08-2009, 12:07 PM   #3
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:27 PM   #4
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:45 PM   #5
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I selected both "more robust PDF support" and "ePub support", but more generally I think supporting as many additional formats as possible (LIT, HTML, DOC, RTC, etc.) natively should be the goal.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:47 PM   #6
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I'd like a replaceable battery.

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Old 05-08-2009, 09:02 PM   #7
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:29 PM   #8
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This is a great poll but I was sorry I could only choose three. I ended up picking the three I thought would be best for me personally, not the three I thought would be best for All Civilization, if you follow me.

But I would have liked to be able to pick more :-)
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:30 PM   #9
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Umm, it says pick 3, but I was able to pick 5?
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:33 PM   #10
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:39 AM   #11
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Since we could only pick 3, I did. I picked ePub, API/SDK, and other.

The problem with the DX as it stands is it is too expensive for what it can actually do. It's reflowable format is Mobipocket. They should have added ePub. That would have worked quite nicely. PDF is ok for some things, but for a proper format, ePub is needed. Might as well add in MS Reader while you are at it and then add in folder. What's good with 3500 books if you cannot organize them? To be honest, I do see someone else coming out with a 9.7" screen that will be better then the DX due to better software and/or hardware.
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:27 PM   #13
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My "other" choice: better editing for many of the books for the Kindle (at least the subset I have purchased).
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:33 PM   #14
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1. Better contrast or darker fonts (can't believe this was not a choice)
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