I remember the first time I saw one of Amazon’s Kindle eBook readers in the wild.? I leaned in closer to the mechanism, drool dribbling down my 13 chins.? I wanted one but at the time, they ran for $400, and that’s just stupid.
Next time I saw one was on Boston public transportation?or the Homeless Pee Pee Shopping Cart, as we like to call it.? The thing look chunky, unruly, and expensive.? Imagine losing a Kindle.? $400 down the drain.? Now imagine losing a paperback copy of Shutter Island.? $7.99 down the drain.? Which do you prefer?
But that’s neither here nor there.? Superduper special sources have revealed to CrunchGear that a new breed of Amazon’s uber-popular Kindle readers will be available for the holiday season.
The first is an updated version with the same sized screen, a smaller form factor, and an improved interface. The source told us that Amazon has ?skipped three or four generations,? comparing the old Kindle to the 1st gen iPod and the new version to something like the sexy iPod Mini.
Another Kindle model will be as big as an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper.? In a world where technology has increasingly become “smaller is better,” I can’t imagine the buying appeal of a big ol’ Kindle.? Also, until they make those constantly updating newspaper tablets like in Minority Report, I’m not interested.