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Amazon to Announce Huge Kindle

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What if you could have the flexibility and convenience of Amazon's successful e-reader in an enormous, unwieldy package? This Wednesday, claim reports, Amazon will hold a press conference at which Jeff Bezos is expected to announce a new, wide-screen Kindle that some believe (nobody we know) could save newspapers. With a larger screen, the thinking goes, elderly readers would be more easily able to enjoy their favorite cumbersome paper-based periodicals in a recognizable format than they would on one of those tiny Kindles you can carry without getting a hernia. So, sure, nobody thinks it'll actually save journalism, but we could see something like this having practical uses. We could finally get rid of all of our giant coffee-table books! And we suppose it would be nice to read one of Roberto BolaƱo's sentences without having to scroll through quite so many pages.

Looking to Big-Screen E-Readers to Help Save the Daily Press [NYT]
The Big Screen Kindle Hail Mary To Newspapers Will Fall Incomplete [TechCrunch]

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