Amazon.com plans to unveil at least one model (potentially 2) of its Kindle e-book player in the coming months for the Christmas season. The new models are said to be geared to market better to younger readers.
The first new model is expected to feature an updated look, with smaller and sleeker features, and an improved interface. The second new model is supposedly shaped like a piece of 8.5 x 11-inch paper (considerably bigger than the first model). Both will potentially be offered in multiple colors.
Someone who has seen the new version said that regarding the look, feel and style of the new model; it's a big leap from its predecessor. They compared it to the difference between the first iPod and the iPod mini.
The Kindle itself seems like a great idea, but I'm personally not ready to spend $400 on it. I like my paperback novels and taking a trip to the book store once in a while. Also the design (including the interface) right now isn't infectiously compelling like other gadgets out there. Actually, come to think of it, I've never seen one out-and-about in the real world even though it was launched last November.