Does size matter to a Kindle reader?

Posted on April 15, 2009

tape-measureThere has been a lot of talk lately about the next generation Kindle with a larger screen. Some of the rumors are stating a screen size of 8.5" x 11" or larger for easier reading of newspapers and periodicals. While I have no doubt some manufacturers will produce a larger eBook reader, I do not agree with the logic "Bigger is Better" in this case.

Personally, I think the Amazon Kindle 2 is the perfect size to carry around and use. If I wanted something larger I would carry a laptop or tablet PC. Technology is working hard to make things smaller and better. Have you noticed how popular these new mini-laptops are? I would prefer seeing Amazon concentrate on improving the screen quality and functionality of the Kindle reader.

What are your thoughts? Please post a comment.

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3 Responses to “Does size matter to a Kindle reader?”

  1. JCF
    Apr 15, 2009
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    The Kindle that enchants me away from my K2 will have the same size screen, but will be small enough to slip into the pocket of a sport coat or suit coat.


  2. LAA
    Apr 15, 2009
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    The size is perfect…just as it is.


  3. smc
    Apr 18, 2009
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    Kindle 2 jumped the shark.

    Kindle 1’s size and shape was better, ergonomically.

    Everyone is saying Kindle 1’s screen was better, for its primary function: reading.

    I’m not optimistic Amazon is headed in the right direction. Unless they make a drastic course correction, another device will supplant the line.



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