This week’s Kindle questions

* Wondering when your Kindle will be upgraded with that new software update about which you may have heard? Well, don’t be so sure that it hasn’t already happened. Just to make sure that they didn’t sneak one by you, go to your “Settings” page by clicking on “Menu” at the bottom of Home. If it says “Version: Kindle 1.0.4” at the bottom of your “Settings” page, you’ve been upgraded!

* When will Kindles start shipping again in quantity? There are thousands of buyers waiting for their Kindles to arrive, but Amazon hasn’t breathed a word about what has caused a near total halt in Kindle shipments since the second week in February. Is this what happens when the “customer experience model” collides with the need for corporate silence on “proprietary information?”

* Amazon stock soared about 5% today when the company re-confirmed its 2008 financial forecast to the markets. The company CFO was especially cheery about the Kindle, saying that the device is still sold out and that the company is “scrambling” to ramp up production. Not to be snarky, but I can’t help but wonder how the markets would have taken it if he had mentioned that they haven’t shipped any Kindles in significant numbers for three weeks.

2 Responses to This week’s Kindle questions

  1. susan March 5, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    this comment is not related to the above


    can you guys consider something for the future?
    I like to make notes for myself when reading. is there a way to attach my notes at the end of each book while I am reading it. want to get a new kindle. should I wait for this?

    • KND March 6, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      Hi Susan,

      Absolutely! If you don’t mind the suggestion, it would probably be worth your getting our user’s guide (you can read it on your computer or any other device – that will tell you how to take notes on any Kindle, and will help you decide which one to get.