AllThingsD, an arm of the Wall Street Journal, headlined by Walt Mossberg, puts forward its opinion that the Wednesday news conference Amazon is holding at Pace University will feature the debut of a larger Kindle designed to target the newspaper reading crowd. The NYTimes is apparently partnering with Kindle on this device. The question I had is whether the Times will offer a subsidized Kindle in exchange for a higher subscription payment. There was an article that suggested printing the Times was more costly than sending every subscriber a Kindle.
Last week, Amazon announced it would increase the charge for converting documents sent to the Kindle from $.10 flat rate to $.15 per megabyte. A PDF can easily be 1 megabyte or larger.
Last fall, Times had approximately 10,000 Kindle subscribers.