I know there were a ton of ebook devices “announced” at the CES show. But, while I’d love to see Pixel Qi succeed, second-tier E-ink licenses are so last-decade.
Kindle DX International is coming Jan. 19th. For those who have been confused by the BN/Sony/whatever products, “coming” means, Amazon will ship its DX, to anyone in the world, starting Jan. 19th, allowing people to access Amazon’s content… wirelessly.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a dramatic beat-down of all the other players, stunning in its timing and execution. But it’s kind of boring, really. Like playing Civilization on Chieftain.
Still, from comments about the show, I get the vibe, the era of “we’ll get that to you six months from now, promise, so don’t buy nothing yet” is over.
Hopefully, we’ll see a new model from Amazon that addresses DX’s many limitations as an academic device. And I’m sure when Kindle Latest is unveiled, I won’t be invited to have cake.