That will kind of suck since I decided not to wait 3 or more months for the "not until sometime in 2009" update and expect delivery of mine today. Obviously I can return it and get the new one instead. It's just the nuisance and hassle of it.
Sounds to me like there is going to be a surge in the demand for the current kindle after she chooses it as her favorite gadget. Glad I've got mine already. (I don't think it means a new version at all.)
Actually, just watched the video again and if you pause/play at the beginning of the video there is a flash over the Kindle but I was able to see it once without the flash (not sure how) but it showed Oprah wearing the same outfit throughout the clip and it is our Kindle, the Grey back with white side is very recognizable. R. Bowden, I am afraid you are incorrect, she is not mentioning a new Kindle rather just getting more people interested in the Kindle we have. I agree with Alyson, I am glad I got it when I did because this could make it very difficult to find one... This is one bandwagon that I want everyone to hop on.
I agree, I watched the video and she appears to be holding our dearly beloved K. I'm also VERY glad I have mine, I do think there'll be a run on them.
Rather than a new version, though, I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see Oprah announce Amazon has LOWERED the price a bit for the holidays. I expect a holiday price discount (maybe to $299?) anyway, would make sense to coordinate that with an Oprah feature.
all this really means is that Oprah's Seal of Approval has been achieved for the device and Amazon - sure fire sales - REGARDLESS of MODEL - whether she is showing Kindle v1 or 2.0 - thousands of devices will be sold on her recommendation alone!
gotta give Amazon credit for sticking to thier story - for months now regardless of all web rumors the next version of the Kindle won't be out until 2009 - but hey why believe a CFO - he's just looking out for the bottom line ...
L Bricker - I would assume so since Amazon did honor THE 30 DAY policy before - if your purchase date for the Kindle was within 30 days or less of the date of the price drop - you did need to call Amazon (or use the click to call link to have them call you) and the would process the refund to your method of payment while you were on the phone ...
they were strict with THE 30 DAY policy - if your purchase date was 31 days you were SOL on this one ...
Amazon CFO: New Kindle will wait until 2009 By Angela Gunn, BetaNews October 23, 2008, 12:18 AM 2:56 pm PDT October 22, 2008 - Amazon's third-quarter earnings call had plenty of positive things to say about their success with the Kindle e-book reader. Good thing the company's happy with it, because it'll be the one and only Kindle for the remainder of the year.
CFO Tom Szkutak confirmed during this afternoon's call that there will be no newer model of the Kindle reader until 2009.
Even "if" (and that's a BIG if) Oprah were to introduce Gen2, the REAL Good News here is that when Oprah talks, publishers listen. If Oprah is onboard, then more will likely be published on Kindle, any version. And that's what I really care about. :-D
Eclectic, My thoughts exactly - if sales went up after The View (and I believe they did), imagine how much they'll go up with Oprah's endorsement. Glad I have mine already (I would hope Amazon has prepared for the increase in demand) - it will be interesting to watch. I might have to watch the Oprah message boards to see what the response is there. As far as pricing goes - wonder if they might drop the price again based on the idea that they'll sell so many more (I understand about supply & demand, but I also understand about amortization over time & units sold). I've been thinking about getting one for my husband and maybe my other daughter (if she's interested) - could happen if the price came down again. It's a happy thought, anyway, until Friday's show airs... Oh, and for the record I don't think it's a new version - I think it the one I know & love based on the info I read yesterday.
Y'know, I would've sworn I saw a Kindle edition of her magazine yesterday - now I don't see it. I noticed because I thought it might not be such a great thing to read on the Kindle because there are so many beautiful pics in the magazine. You never know, tho, she might announce that it's going to become available on the Kindle at the same time.