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Initial post: Jul 2, 2014 2:20:04 PM PDT
M. says:
Do you think we'll get new versions of the Kindle ereaders this year (Basic, Paperwhite, DX), and if so what features will they have? Personally, I would love a Paperwhite with both touchscreen and page turn buttons, and a high-res DX!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2014 2:20:52 PM PDT
LadyH95 says:
yes, no, maybe with functions similar, worse, or better than current models

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2014 2:38:59 PM PDT
Basic - Probably not.
Paperwhite - Probably.
DX - No.

Features I won't even guess at.

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 9:37:23 AM PDT
SevenCats says:
Maybe a new Kindle Paperwhite with that flexible screen we've been hearing about?

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 9:49:31 AM PDT
B. Marks says:
I wonder if there will be a new e-ink Kindle this year. I realize that's been the pattern but sales on ereaders are down and blogs and tech magazines are full of articles asking if the era of the ereader is over. Most ebooks are being bought and read on phones and tablets.

If there is another new Kindle this year I wonder if it'll be the last.

Actually, the Paperwhite is such an ideal reading device I wonder if it matters if there's a new model. :)

Barry

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 11:51:33 AM PDT
The DX is dead. The Basic is fine the way it is...an entry level item at low cost, which needs no upgrade...or price increase. The PaperWhite is probably going to be updated by Christmas. Rumor says that the next PW will have press-able button like side panels sort of like those on the Basic, and Keyboard.

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 12:16:21 PM PDT
Denise says:
would love the paperwhite to have colour and expandable memory.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 1:11:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 3, 2014 1:39:15 PM PDT
flipoid says:
Whether or not Amazon does major updates, I hope they will ALWAYS produce an eink reader (or its equivalent with newer technology as long as it's not a backlit screen). I HATE reading books on my phone/tablet/computer.

(Edit: darn autocorrect! It always changes its to it's.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 1:38:05 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I wouldn't count on it. The cost of color e-ink is very expensive and the quality just isn't there.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 1:40:51 PM PDT
Can someone remind me what the purpose of this would be? If I want to look at manga or magazines or kids' books, I use the Fire. Color e-ink would never be able to match that.

Most books that are to READ, such as novels, biographies, etc... don't NEED color text. What would be the point?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 2:08:03 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
The only time I think it would be somewhat useful is if you read to kids and have children's books with colored pictures / photos in them. Then it's nice to have color. But for normal reading after they've stopped putting color pictures in the book, I don't see much use for it personally.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 3:50:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 3, 2014 3:52:16 PM PDT
Re: color PW with expandable memory....it will never happen. It would be too expensive, and too slow. Children's books, comics, etc, are what the Fires are for.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 4:54:23 PM PDT
LadyHawke says:
About fifteen or twenty years ago, I read ebooks on my PDA. It was so nice when ereaders came out, it was like a little miracle. It would be deja vu all over again to go back to reading on little screens - please don't make me go back!

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 3:01:26 AM PDT
J. Townsend says:
Besides sales for e-readers being down I think part of the reason amazon hasn't unveiled new kindles is because they simply dont need to. At this point their only real challenger seems to be kobo with their Aura HD, which one could argue isn't even in the same market segment.

Since B&N appears to have hardly tried with their nook glowlight (seriously just look at that cover.) perhaps amazon sees the value in going back to waiting a year or two to unveil truly revolutionary products instead of merely refined versions.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 3:23:01 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
and all those rumors come from one source - this is one I'm not going to believe until I see it
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