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View Poll Results: What features will the new high-end Kindle have?
Liquavista (colour) display 30 26.55%
Liquavista (greyscale) display 21 18.58%
Physical page turn buttons 50 44.25%
Bigger than 6" screen 52 46.02%
More than 300ppi resolution 30 26.55%
Waterproof 61 53.98%
Solar-power option 39 34.51%
Non-shatter (plastic/metal) screen substrate 24 21.24%
Speakers and/or Microphone 32 28.32%
Text-to-Speech 42 37.17%
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:01 AM   #1
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What features will the new high-end Kindle have?

Let's have fun before the announcement!

Vote for the features you think the new high-end Kindle will have!

Poll closes in five days - intended to be before the announcement.
Poll is multiple-choice and public.

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Old 04-06-2016, 06:21 AM   #2
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What fun

I've voted for:

Bigger than 6"
Waterproof
Solar power
Speakers
TTS

I really don't think it's going to be Liquavista, but I'd love to be wrong about that!
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:19 AM   #3
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Hmm, I just voted for what it'll have to have for me to buy it...

I think what it'll have though, is

More than 300ppi resolution
Text-to-Speech

and maybe

Physical page turn buttons

In short, almost nothing new, just lighter and a higher pixel count (I presume the current Kindles all have TTS)
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:28 AM   #4
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I voted for waterproof and text to speech. From the WSJ report it seems physical page turn buttons may be likely, so I voted for that too.
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I presume the current Kindles all have TTS
No, they don't. That's precisely why some people are saying they'd like to have it .

The LCD "Fire" tablets have TTS, but eInk Kindles don't. They used to, but it was removed some years ago.

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More than 300ppi resolution
I really don't see the need for this myself. Once you can no longer see the pixels, does it really matter how many there are? I can (just about) see traces of pixels on the 210ppi PW2, but I see no trace of them at all on the 300ppi Voyage.

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I'm voting with my heart, and going for Liquavista colour. And page turn buttons, and waterproof.
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Waterproof would be my biggest want, solar power would be a nice gimmick but im not sure how practical it'd be. Oh and more storage either internally or via microSD would be a lovely bonus.
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I really don't see the need for this myself. Once you can no longer see the pixels, does it really matter how many there are? I can (just about) see traces of pixels on the 210ppi PW2, but I see no trace of them at all on the 300ppi Voyage.
I agree, actually. 300ppi is better than high-end magazine printed resolution. But then, the iPhone has 400+dpi
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I just voted for the thing I'd most like to see...a larger screen.
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And more pixels mean slower screen refreshes using more power.
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I want larger than a 6" screen and a slot for a SD card. A long shot and an even longer shot.
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I want larger than a 6" screen and a slot for a SD card. A long shot and an even longer shot.
Oh, I'd like that too. Throw in waterproof and it would be an Amazon version of my Kobo H20. That'd be fine with me....but, yes, a looong shot.
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and a slot for a SD card.
Such a long shot, I didn't even think to include it in the poll!
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I want a "non-shatter (plastic/metal) screen substrate".
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