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.
- 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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