Tag: e-reader

New Kindle Report: Day 3

New Kindle arrived Friday, so I’ve now had two full days to play with it (er, I mean read).  Here are a few pictures and a few quick comparisons between Kindle 1 and Kindle 3. Things that are fantastically better: text/screen contrast page turning time space (will I ever read 3500 books?) ability to sort…

No More Kindles?

The big Kindle news today was that Amazon has sold out of the 6 inch Kindle 2 model.  No information forthcoming about when Kindles might be back in stock.  So what does that mean?  It means the Kindle is selling well for one thing, and that’s good news for us Kindle fans.  And what I…

Does Technology Keep Us From Reading Well?

An article in today’s New York Times discusses the influence of technology on how we read today (Yes, People Still Read but Now It’s Social). According to columnist Steven Johnson, authors like Nicholas Carr (and I’m sure many others) fear that we have less ability to focus than we used to have, and are therefore…

How to upgrade the Kindle

In Dreaming of the Superkindle, Harry McCracken of Technologizer proposes to Amazon the next great ways to improve the Kindle: color, less weight, graphics, improving newspaper and magazine readability, and creating the first great e-reader software.  Good suggestions, all.

Consumer Reports rates Kindle #1

In Consumer Reports’ first rating of E-readers, the Kindle came out on top.  Read more here.  The IPad wasn’t included in the ratings because it’s a multifunction device — however CR notes that the IPad is costlier, heavier, and recommends that readers purchase an IPad only if “willing to compromise to get a multifunction device.”