Bezos teases new Kindle hardware for reveal subsequent week
E-readers is probably not probably the most thrilling area in tech today, however a few of us nonetheless discover a place for them in our lives — and it’s we comfortable few whom Jeff Bezos introduced, with enthusiasm palpable, that new Kindle hardware is simply across the nook.
Heads up readers – all-new, prime of the road Kindle virtually prepared. eighth era. Particulars subsequent week.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April four, 2016
Notably, that is nicely off the crushed path so far as timing goes: Kindles have usually been introduced in September, although it’s true that the Paperwhite was up to date final June. However April? This can be a new one for Amazon.
So, what might it’s? All the time nicely knowledgeable on e-reader information, Nate Hoffelder (after fooling me with the promise of an electrowetting colour display) suggests this one could have a battery case, however particulars are skinny on the bottom.
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The very fact is there aren’t many locations the place potential enhancements are apparent. A better-decision display is all the time welcome, permitting as it will for improved typography. Improved or expandable storage can be good, though nobody ought to maintain out hope for a micro SD card slot. An improved and extra responsive interface for choosing and annotating books would make it extra helpful to college students.
My hope is that the corporate has lastly made the breakthrough that may give the screens the identical heat look as our acquainted paper books. The LED frontlight is a helpful function however its chilly forged has all the time been distracting to me. And a wild new redesign (the place artwork thou, Courier?) is out of the query.
Extra possible, nevertheless, is a handful of beneath-the-hood advances and integration with newer Amazon merchandise like Alexa. No occasion is scheduled, so anticipate an replace out of the blue someday subsequent week.