The 8th Generation Kindle

What's on your new Kindle wish list?

April 7, 2016

 Jeff Bezos ‏@JeffBezos  Apr 4

Heads up readers – all-new, top of the line Kindle almost ready. 8th generation. Details next week.

I can’t remember the last time that I was so excited (or really excited at all) about a tech product release.

My first generation Kindle Paperwhite is dying.

If I don’t reboot it every few days then the Kindle OS crawls to a halt. The device is slow to go the the Home screen, slow to navigate to different functions, and slow to access the online bookstore. And yes, my Kindle OS is up-to-date.

 Some of the features that I hope to see on the new Kindle include:

  • Faster page turning.
  • A higher resolution screen (over 400 ppi).
  • A screen that is a bit bigger than the current 6” model (maybe 7”).
  • A better way to turn pages - like a really solid set of buttons - would be wonderful.
  • A general improvement in the speed of navigation for book browsing and through the OS settings.
  • A return of the text-to-speech function.
  • Improved built in lighting.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Built in reading analytics, so that I can get a picture of my own reading behaviors.
  • A thinner and lighter device.
  • Improvements in the Kindle book shopping experience from the device, including instant access to my Wish List.

Kindle features that I don’t care about:

  • A color screen.
  • Built in social features.
  • Annotation abilities.

What would motivate you to buy the new Kindle when it is released?

What is on your Kindle wish list?


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