Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Amazon's New Kindle Is Another Brick in Its Digital-Reading Wall - Businessweek

Check this Amazon press release for more 6th-generation Kindle details
"The new Kindle features really show how Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is, link by link, constructing a wall around his digital-reading ecosystem that manages to be both alluring to readers and virtually insurmountable for competitors. Owners of the new Kindles who are members of Amazon Prime will have access to 400,000 free books in the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library. A new page flip feature allows readers to skim back and forth within a book, solving a well-known hassle in digital reading. My favorite new feature is called Vocabulary Builder. Exploiting its well-known expertise in the cloud, Amazon will store all the vocab words that readers look up while reading and then allow them to quiz themselves with flash cards. (I wish I had this 20 years ago, while I was studying for the SATs.)"
Amazon's New Kindle Is Another Brick in Its Digital-Reading Wall - Businessweek
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