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: Want a $30 credit towards for your old Nook?

WIFI_NOOK_Front_BackFrom the Digital Reader, Barnes and Noble will give you a $30 credit for your old Nook.

Hello 21st Century! Girl Scout cookie sales finally go digital, from Ars Technica.

From ReCode, Jeff Bezos says more Amazon Fire Phones are coming.  (The unlocked GSM version of the  Fire Phone is $199 until 12/3/2014 – the price change seems to have been a temporary sale rather than a permanent price reduction.)

Wanna Open your door with a smart phone? Steve Wozniak gives an impromptu product demo, also from ReCode.

Finally, from Ars Technica, the New York Public Library will rent wi-fi hotspots to people who need it most.

My Kindle deal find of the day: Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series) for $2.00

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.

Back to the Future of eReading: Kindle Beginnings

With all the recent Kindle news, I thought it might be interesting to look back at the very first Kindle and the eBook climate at that point in time.  Here’s Jeff Bezos on the Charlie Rose Show in 2007 talking about the first Kindle and what Amazon was trying to accomplish.  So much has changed since then, it is unbelievable!