Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rumored Amazon Kindle DX

Since yesterday morning, the internet has been buzzing with the rumored new Kindle DX that supposedly will have a 9.7 inch screen among other things. Engadget even has the leaked pictures (shown here).

I am not a big fan of Kindle, BUT a 9.7-inch-screen sounds wonderful. I wish Sony would release one that size as well.

Why would I want a 9.7-inch screen?

Well, for one, think about all those mangas I have downloaded (and printed on to PDF for reading on my Sony PRS-505). On 6-inch screen, it is a bit small to read especially when I am sleepy. I need to change the display to display only half a page at a time to read comfortably.

A regular manga has 4-12 volumes, at 130-190 pages per volume. That's a lot of page turns, especially at half-a-page a turn. The waiting time to turn sometimes exceed the reading time. A 9.7-inch screen will enable me to read my mangas comfortably again.

I have also started to collect technical books for my work and other managerial books. On a bigger screen, it will look just like it's meant to be.

In conclusion, I can't wait for Amazon to announce or release this device, if only so that Sony would hurry up and do it too.

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