Skip to main content

Amazon Kindle's latest incarnation, Kindle DX

What is Kindle? Just ask anybody and if they've any clue, they'll tell you it's alternative to reading papers. It's a portable electronic book reader. The prominent and selling point of this device is the anti-glare technology that Amazon's incorporated into it. It just feels like an ordinary paper which you could read even on direct sunlight. Most of today's TFT LCDs are cursed by the glaring reflection under sun and it's almost impossible to read things on those Laptops or anything with those screens when put under direct light. Amazon claimed it's not the case with Kindle and Kindle's sale skyrocketed.


Three months ago, Amazon released it's 2nd generation Kindle 2 promising bigger screen size, better battery life and ergonomic. So report showed it's impressive sale despite downgrading economy.

Now, this week Amazon has come up with new Kindle 3, sorry KINDLE DX, a promising nice slap to Kindle 2 buyers, who must have felt cheated/robbed(may be it's my own fantasy but believe me, I've met few people who have felt so aggravated). Kindle DX would be sold at outrageously high price of over $480 as a pre-order rate. This time also Amazon claimed it's far better than it's previous brothers. The screen size is now regular A4 size, in most cases no need to scroll up and down, even better battery life, wireless connectivity, over 250,000 downloadable books and blah blah blah.

One thing I don't understand, why they had to come up with this Kindle DX just after few months they released 'Kindle 2'. Who knows what would be there after 3 months? Kindle FX?? Kindle ZX?? who knows.

No matter, how much price you pay for it, it still cannot render color. That means any graphics you see on the screen will be grayscale. All of you comic readers, who wants to read on it must be disheartened by this fact but who knows, Amazon might add it after 2 months and release next version of Kindle.

It's all money business and for every feature which they could've added at a time, they'll create episodes on every feature and they'll shell out more money out of it. Mark my word, when they release the color-enabled version of Kindle, you'll be robbed. I think this is the way of doing business for these companies but I don't think this is right.

Amazon, lower your Kindle's outrageous price eventually. Students are readers, target them, their pocket and make it easily affordable, don't make it class. Else you'll be next Apple Inc and many bloggers like me would be writing against your business model.


Thank you for reading my post.

Comments

Anonymous said…
"Most of today's TFT LCDs are cursed by the glaring reflection under sun and it's almost impossible to read things on those Laptops or anything with those screens when put under direct light."

Your problem is with glossy LCD screens. Before the industry went nuts with those glossy screens, notebook computers used to come with matte displays. Those are better suited for outdoor reading.

Popular posts from this blog

जेनेरेटरबाट गाउमै कम्प्युटर कक्षा

त्रिवेणी र्-पर्वत, फागुन २८ - "जहा इच्छा, त्यहा उपाय " । प्रविधि मोहमा होम्मिएका पर्वतको दर्ुगम गाउ“ त्रिवेणीका युवाले यही उखानलाई चरितार्थ गरेका छन् । बिजुलीे पुग्न नसकेको दर्ुगम गाउ“का यी युवाले जेनेरेटर चलाएर कम्प्युटर सिक्न सुरु गरेका छन् । बेहुलीबास गाविसका दीपक काफ्लेले त्रिवेणीमा खोलेको ओम इन्स्िटच्युटमा यहा“का विद्यार्थी र अभिभावक कम्प्युटरमा झुम्मिन्छन् । इन्स्िटच्युटमा दैनिक २० जनाभन्दा बढी कम्प्युटर सिक्न थालेका छन् । एक जनाबाट महिनाको एक हजार पा“च सयदेखि २ हजारसम्म लिने गरेको काफ्ले बताए । सरकारले वितरण गरेको विद्युत् लाइन पुग्न नसके पनि लाखांै खर्चेर उनले जेनेरेटर र कम्प्युटर खरिद गरे । गाउ“लेलाई सेवा दिने र व्यवसायसमेत गर्ने उद्देश्यले आफूले यस्तो काम थालेको काफ्लेले बताए । 'सहरमा गएर यस्तै काम सिकियो गाउ“लेलाई पनि सिकाउने रहर लाग्यो,' उनले भने । सदरमुकामदेखि यातायात र सूचनाका लागि समेत निकै पछाडि परेको गाउ“मा स्थानीय व्यक्तिले नया“ प्रविधि सिकाउने कक्षा खोलेपछि जान्ने र सिक्ने रहर भएकास“गै रमाइलोका लागि पनि धेरै जना आउने गरेका छन् । काफ्लेका अनुसार

Prashant Tamang -A Nepalese in Indian Idol 3

CONGRATULATION !!!! PRASHANT FOR BEING INDIAN IDOL Here in US, we don't have Sony channel, may be there is but the region where i am, we don't have. Whatever ... am glad to hear that PRASHANT became an INDIAN IDOL. Update(Sept,12 2007): Prashant Tamang in Boudha Prashant Tamang is becoming sensation day by day as the final decisive day is approaching nearer and nearer. For his support, lots of people are convincing people to vote for him. People are relating his victory with nation's pride which i don't like. Besides, the communal attachment for him is growing day by day. It's only we mongolian face supporting him in Nepal. Like in Dharan and other different place of our country,people has put his banners, posters showing support for him. Yesterday, it was no moon day and i was lighting butterlamps in front of BoudhaNath stupa and suddenly i saw, there is huge banner of Prashant Tamang. Tamangs of Boudha has done this admiration for him. Normally, we see portrays

Do you have a Blogger(blogspot) Blog and do you know Google is deleting blogger blogs??

As usual, I was checking backlink tool to find some of the friends link (who has linked backed to me before) if they still have my link backlinked to me or not. Well, some of them didn't link back to me. I checked their site and the message I got upon visiting their blogspot(blogger) blog was something like "this blog has been deleted." As I was visiting some of the other blogspot blog, I found few of them got deleted too. I thought, may be they got over blogging. Recently more and more blogspot(blogger) blogs are unavailable or being deleted. Now, these things forced me to think why those blogs are being deleted. I usually check official google blog for any kind of stuff they are upto. Their blog was shut down too(it's some days before), they are online now though. But, it's quite eerie because this very blog of mine is hosted on blogger's server too. I don't know what happened to their official blog but it's confirmed news they are deleting blogs. M