So now that Kobo has announced its new lineup, I’m pretty confident Amazon won’t be too far behind. I have some updates I’d love to see in the new lineup.
My absolute dream device would be an eInk/LCD hybrid. I’d love to be able to switch between a tablet and eReader. I don’t think that’s going to happen, though.
For eInk readers, I’d love to see audio support reinstated. I didn’t miss it when it disappeared from the Paperwhite, but at that point I wasn’t as heavily invested in Audible and audiobooks as I am now. I would also love to see full Audible integration as we have it on the Fire, immersion reading included. I would snap that baby up in a New York minute. I ADORE the Audible integration on the Fire, but I do prefer reading on eInk.
In terms of the Fire, of course any improvement in specs and screen would be welcome. Not that the current Fire isn’t excellent. I would also welcome a better way of organising content. The Favourites drawer isn’t nearly flexible enough. I like Kobo’s idea of a Reading Mode where you can switch off all other distractions and optimise battery usage. On the other hand, the Fire has something similar already – it’s called Airplane mode…
What would you like tot see in the new Kindle devices? Let me know in the comments.