Amazon New Kindle E-book Redear with Larger Screen
According to the report, online retail giant Amazon is working to release the new version of its Kindle E-book reader with larger screen. The new Kindle could debut before the 2009 holiday shopping season, they said. An Amazon spokes declined official comment.
Lab126 subsidiary of Amazon, developed the software and hardware for the device, which debuted in November 2007. The Kindle hardware devices use an electronic paper display and download content over Amazon Whispernet using the Sprint EVDO network. Kindle hardware devices can be used without a computer, and Whispernet is accessible without any fee.
Currently, Amazon offers subscriptions to some newspapers and magazines, with content from those periodicals formatted for the small screen. If Amazon is indeed working on a larger-screen Kindle, it may be to counter news organizations like Hearst Corp. and News Corp., both of which are said to be developing larger-screen e-readers specifically for periodicals.
Amazon has been working to increase Kindle's exposure, including the launch of a Kindle application for Apple's iPhone last month. The company has also been the subject of more than a few lawsuits accusing Amazon and Kindle of violating various patents.