Hanvon color e-Ink display at CES2011
And just as we were getting comfortable with the Kindle Touch, here comes a rumor that Amazon is getting set to produce color e-Ink devices sometime this year.
In 2009, there was speculation about a color e-Ink Kindle in the offing while the first generation Kindle stock started dwindling to nothing. It was shot down by Bezos himself saying that he had seen the mockups and they weren’t pretty. He went on to say that a color e-Ink Kindle was “multiple years” away. This is 2012 and not, by any stretch of
Having just received our “office” Nook, I am still in geek-mode noting the differences between the two devices.
One of the things that struck me when I first connected the Nook to the computer was the directory structure is completely different from the Kindle’s structure.
The Kindle’s folder structure looks like this on my iMac:
Kindle Directory Structure
For me, as a long-time Kindle user, the directory structure is intuitive. The “audible” directory is where audio-books are, the “documents” directory is the main directory for eBooks, the “music” directory is where we can put music to listen to
So the Kindle Touch has shipped. I received mine this morning, but I am sure there are others who took the second day shipping and got theirs possibly as early as Monday or Tuesday.
So far, I’ve found two and possibly three issues with the Touch that I might find to be of long-term annoyance.
The touch sensitivity on the screen is a bit ornery and I’m not sure that this is because I had only just booted my brand new Touch or whether it is something that will perpetuate throughout the life of the device. I tapped
This week was eventful in the eReader world – the Kindle Fire shipped early and the new Nook Tablet became available. And from all I am reading, it seems that finally there is some real competition between these two. Not until now have I been willing to concede that the Nook and the Kindle were able to compete against one another – but with their respective forays into the tablet arena, that just might change.
The Kindle Fire
The reviews I have been seeing for the Kindle Fire have been mostly disparaging – Forbes, twice; Huffingtonpost
Barnes and Noble announced their new Nook Tablet this week. A friend of mine mentioned to me soon after we saw the announcement that it has email which was a “glaring omission” from the Kindle Fire. That made me realize that the general view of the Kindle family is still very skewed and very misunderstood.
This can never be said too much – the Kindle Fire was never intended to be a general purpose tablet at all. The Kindle Fire is all about Amazon Prime content – not anything else. There was mention made of an app store