Kindle Kaptures Kollege Kash?

Kindle, Amazon’s e-book reader, is poised for a make-over for the education market. It may re-appear in late 2008, full-page size with an improved interface. Duking it out with Apple’s iPod/iTunes (“Axis of Easy”?) will be tough; the textbook market may seem mild, but it’s fiercely competitive. Every university we know of is sensitized to accessibility, so how about both Amazon and Apple give a little more thought about that stuff? Compatibility with DAISY and cooperation with Bookshare might be a good start.

(By the way, here’s an excellent review of Kindle’s accessibility.)

Arstechnica: Amazon may enter college textbook market with new Kindle

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One Response to Kindle Kaptures Kollege Kash?

  1. Jim Tobias says:

    well, Amazon put the kibosh on this rumor after only 2 days of circulation. no new kindle until mid-2009 at the earliest.

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