Archive for April, 2008

Half a million Kindles by year-end 2008?

April 28, 2008
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The most plausible and empirical calculation I’ve seen yet suggests 210,000 Kindles in circulation! Missing data point: how many modules did the manufacturer ship before the Kindle’s 11/19/07 launch? Assuming 40,000 a month the rest of the year, which probably understates the 4th- quarter flow by quite a bit, we’d arrive at 530,000 or so by year’s end. I...

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e-Ink Touchscreen Possibilities for Kindle 2.0

April 16, 2008
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The latest developments in the e-Ink technology utilized by the Kindle suggest the possibility that the Kindle 2.0 could feature an even more elegant, fully “writable” and erasable touchscreen to allow Kindle users to move beyond the device’s keyboard for input to annotations, notes, email and other functions. Details in a a report by Martyn Williams from the Display...

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