Waiting for Kindle 2.0
Amazon is creating a lot of chatter with its Kindle riddle.
The company is planning a news conference in the city Feb. 9 to introduce the next-generation e-book device.
The leaks, rumors, speculation and innuendo surrounding the new Kindle are enough to make even the notorious tease Apple blush.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will unveil the new device at the Morgan Library & Museum.
Any innovations for the Kindle 2.0 are just speculation at this point, but here are some of the features to expect:
The old Kindle costs $359, but usually prices come down as products evolve. There is speculation that the new Kindle will retail for closer to $300.
For sure, the next-generation Kindle should advance the sleekness. A picture on the blog Boy Genius allegedly shows the new Kindle, which appears less clunky than the old one.
One complaint of the old Kindle was that readers were prone to accidentally hit the page forward and page back buttons. The new design should fix that.
A source tells the Los Angeles Times that there will be color capabilities, but InformationWeek said the technology is not there yet.
Expect faster processing speeds thanks to a microchip upgrade.