Techcrunch has the latest gossip on a possible new kindle. Apparently it *was* due in October, but was pulled for software reasons and will now ship in the next quarter (after Christmas). But I sort of agree with this Techcrunch thought:
I still think they’d be better off licensing the platformand letting the factories in China iterate more often on the Kindle – from what we hear a bunch of new ebook products are about to hit the market, and some of them may be real competition to Amazon.
Only sort of. I think they’d be better of licensing the library. Kindle software on the iphone and the Sony Reader and the Dell Mini and the whatever with access to an ever expanding Amazon e-book library makes more sense than trying to version 2 of the ugly stick. Then again, Jeff Bezos is worth a helluva lot more than me, so probably knows better when it comes to making money from this stuff 🙂