The Second Is Coming

Kindle 2.0 is scheduled for first quarter of 09. Or so says Techcrunch.

I agree with Michael Arrington. Why is Amazon controlling the production of the Kindle? Why not license the technology, provide the digital content for Kindle devices, and let Asian tech manufacturers innovate on a wide range of Kindle devices.

Does Amazon really want to be in the hardware business? Their whole interest here is selling as many digital books as possible. Plus, if Amazon were to give up control of the device’s form factor, maybe we’d get some innovative tech company interested in designing a sleek Kindle that looks and feels as sexy as the Sony Reader or even a MacBook.


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