Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Super Kindle

Today, Amazon will be announcing a new Kindle model with a larger screen. According to which account you read, the Super Kindle is either aimed at the textbook market or the newspaper and magazine market. In any event, the new model boasts a 9.7-inch screen (instead of the 6-inch screen of the current model). Publishers Lunch states the new Kindle will have a "higher-resolution screen and improved ability to handle notation such as mathematical formulas." The Wall Street Journal reports that the new model will "enable textbook publishers to better display the charts and graphs that aren't particularly well suited to the current device."

1 comment:

Jessica said...

While I would have loved to lug around a Kindle rather than 50 pounds worth of books in college, there is something about the feel of books and the highlighting and whatnot that IS studying for me. I think it'll take a while for this to catch on, especially with the almost $500 price tag.