May 5 2009
The newest Kindle is to be announced tomorrow and from leaked pictures on the internet, the device is to have a 9.7″ screen (the currently Kindle has a 6″ screen) with PDF support and an improved web browser. The device is targeted toward the education crowd with hopes of getting parents to buy the device for their college bound teens and enticing business folks to buy it for easier newspaper reading.
There is no word on pricing yet.
I’m sure that Amazon hopes that this combats the statistic that 70% of its Kindle demographic is 40 years or older. If more teens are getting ereaders, I do hope that means that publishers (CROWN, I’m looking at you) start digitizing their YA books.