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05-18-2010, 11:15 AM #1
Is Amazon Turning The Kindle Into An iPad Knock-Off?
In the world of mobile gadgets, the law of evolution is simple: evolve or perish.
To avoid an untimely demise - or at least a preventable loss of market share - it appears that Amazon is poised and ready for the next evolutionary step in the life of its popular Kindle. The evidence? As some - including our friends at The New York Times - have noticed, Amazon has embarked on what can truly be called a hiring spree, posting an assortment of new openings that suggest Amazon is preparing a next generation Kindle.
The announcement earlier this year about the iPad — with its high-contrast color screen, Web browser, games, applications and computing capabilities — brought a wave of of speculation over the future of Amazon’s e-reader.
For now, it isn't known if or when a next generation Kindle will roll out. But Amazon employees who aren't "authorized to speak publicly" tell the New York Times privately that something big is cooking. And so it shouldn't come as a big shocker to anyone when Amazon's next Kindle update looks surprisingly similar to the iPad - the very device that is all but certainly the primary inspiration for any major tweaks coming the Kindle's way.
Image via New York Times
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05-18-2010, 11:19 AM #2
Oh thank god. I've been so concerned that I'll have to read my books in black on a grey screen on my kindle for years. Now I'll be able to see the book covers in their full glory and read black text on a white background.
Now that I think about it, this is going to be like the switch from iPod Mini to iPod Nano. It'll have colors which don't really add that much, and really crappy games for the first two generations.
Last edited by ownerofspam; 05-18-2010 at 11:22 AM.
05-18-2010, 11:25 AM #3
05-18-2010, 11:31 AM #4
Real men read their books in rainbow
05-18-2010, 11:54 AM #5
05-18-2010, 12:41 PM #6
Now all the people who were anti-iPad and pro-Kindle when iPad was first announced will have nothing left to argue.
05-18-2010, 12:52 PM #7Is Amazon Turning The Kindle Into An iPad Knock-Off?
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05-18-2010, 02:34 PM #10
please oh please
05-18-2010, 02:52 PM #11Things for me
I'll take an iHouse Pro...lol . But seriously I want a Interactive 3D computer, that's when I'll buy a Mac . thisisasticupiPhone was 2007.
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05-18-2010, 03:51 PM #12
love the iBoard
05-18-2010, 04:03 PM #13
I did notice that the year is off, I didn't Photoshop the picture. I'm guessing the author wanted to point out the every 2 year trend
05-18-2010, 04:21 PM #14
Until I can read books on any wall, the whole wall, in my house I say pfffft to the Kindle. Beat that Amazon!
05-18-2010, 04:38 PM #15
05-18-2010, 05:18 PM #16
I wouldn't call Kindle popular. They sold 3 million kindles in 3 years. Apple sold 1 million iPad in 1 month.
Plus the whole slow refresh of Kindle is annoying.
05-18-2010, 05:26 PM #17
I'll take a iBoard……lol
05-18-2010, 06:40 PM #18
man these mods got it out for me. what's my batting average for today?
05-18-2010, 06:49 PM #19
It is because you are posting stuff that is not needed, and could be taken as inappropriate. We are being semi nice about it by just removing the post instead of giving an infraction; which may change.
05-18-2010, 07:10 PM #20
cats come on
u know those comments were useless