Bezos announces new Kindle

Today, Jeff Bezos himself let the world know that there is a new Kindle coming:

The fun is already starting on the speculation on this one. The phrase “top of the line” hints at at a new Kindle Voyage model. There has been speculation for a while about a Voyage 2 model.

On the other hand, the lasted iteration of the Paperwhite  is the one with the generation number, not the Voyage.

I find it somewhat interesting that the announcement by Jeff Bezos (unusual in itself) comes the same day as Amazon is offering big discounts on current Kindle models. Today, if you subscribe to Amazon Prime, then you get $30 off the basic Kindle, thePaperwhite and the Kindle Voyage.

I was considering buying a new Paperwhite (today’s savings are great!) but now I am not sure. I didn’t buy a Voyage because the improvements were not enough to make me pull the trigger on a new one.

People are already making wish lists for the new models. Do you want to see better fonts, the return of text-to-speech, a bigger or better screen. Are you interested in the newest shiny thing or are you happy with what you’ve got? What’s on your Kindle wishlist?

Daily Links and Deals: FCC’s “nutrition labels” for broadband show speed, caps, and hidden fees

daily_links_1Today, stories on free MLB TV, “Nutrition labels”  for  broadband users, accessibility issues and barriers, and more. Today’s deals include a killer price for a vacuum cleaner, great deals on Kindles and Fire tablets and TVs. And there are some special Kindle deals for Prime members!

Daily Links for Monday, April 4, 2016:

How to get a free year of MLB TV premium if you’re a T-mobile customer – A $109.99 value (9 to 5 Google) This offer is good between April 3rd and 10th. Be sure to follow the signup instructions. And, its part of the Binge On program!

Kindle Voyage Getting the Cold Shoulder in Canada (The eBook Reader) This is a very pricey ereader….

FCC’s “nutrition labels” for broadband show speed, caps, and hidden fees (Ars Technica) I think this sort of transparency would be a very good thing! Taxes and fees greatly increase the sticker costs of phone, internet and other services.

Happy Anniversary to the World’s First Cell-Phone Call (Motherboard) This was from yesterday, but a great blast from the past.

GAO Report: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Needs to Work on Access and Modernizing Technology (Infodocket) This report calls out not not only the accessibility issues, but the barriers to getting certified to use those service.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals,  a $39.99 vacuum, lots of Kindle and Fire deals, including the 4K Ultra HD Fire TV and more.

Are you a Prime member? Amazon is offering $30 off the basic Kindle, the Paperwhite and the Kindle Voyage if you subscribe to Amazon Prime. (The discount is applied at checkout.)

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Warrior Vampire (Last True Vampire Series #2) by Kate Baxter for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is  The Harrow Series: Three Novels – Boxed Set of Nightmare House/Mischief/The Infinite by Douglas Clegg for $2.99.

Kobo is also offering Select Romantic Times winners & nominees on sale for a limited time only.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Death Before Decaf – A Java Jive Mystery by Caroline Fardig for $2.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.