New Kindle Aimed at Students

Photo courtesy of Flickr user John Pastor.

Photo courtesy of Flickr user John Pastor.

Our favorite local virtual big box retailer is set to release an updated version of its mysteriously bestselling e-book reader. Kindle 2.0 should be available in late September or early October, according to BusinessWeek. In addition to a larger screen, a less clunky design, and fixes to some of the more annoying UI features, the new Kindle is rumored to be aimed at students. Given the notoriously bad manufacturing and supply chain issues, I would expect the new Kindle to be consistently sold out until Fall of 2010.

Do you have a Kindle? Do you like it? I’ve still never seen one in the wild. I’m starting to think that a good scavenger hunt task would be to find someone with a Kindle and have your picture taken with it.

[via Business Week, Ars Technica]

3 Comments so far

  1. mmbb on August 26th, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

    "Thanks to Chase, you get $100 off Kindle when you get the new Rewards Visa Card. Limited time only."

    -from the Kindle page.

  2. Beth (sea_beth2) on August 26th, 2008 @ 7:59 pm

    You’re right, that would be a good scavenger hunt idea. My husband’s seen and been photographed with one, but considering where he works, I guess that’s not so shocking ;)

  3. CeRo (cero) on August 27th, 2008 @ 9:06 am

    I not-so-secretly want one…but no, never seen one in the wild.

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