7 ways readers would change Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

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Dan Cooper at Engadget put this question to his readers. What did they come up with?

1. Bring back the page turn paddles (er, buttons): The desire to limit physical movement to a minimum while reading seems to be the motivator here.

2. Why no ePub, really? Could the Kindle do it? In its sleep. Could Amazon do it? Not in the business plan.

3. Remote control for page turning. (See #1.)

4. Make the books cheaper. (Not really the PaperWhite’s problem.)

5. Higher resolution screens. Sharper is better!

6. Add a color screen. That’s been on the to-do list since about 2008. Technology and profitability do not seem to have coincided on this one yet.

7. Let us load ePubs. (Some things just bear repetition.)

What are your “wants” for the Kindle Paperwhite? Add your ideas in the comments below and we will tweet the best ones to our followers on Twitter! Follow EduKindle on Twitter.

See the original article here:

How would you change Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite (2012)? – Engadget.




  3 comments for “7 ways readers would change Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

  1. Bob A
    February 18, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    10. Allow unlimited loans of all books, increase loan time to up to 3 weeks.

  2. Bob A
    February 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    How I would change the Kindle eReader — I currently use a Kindle Touch 3g, so some of these may have been implemented on the Paperwhite:
    1. Return to at least 4GB memory instead of the paltry 2GB (the Touch had 4GB)
    2. Improve text entry — smart caps, easier insert point selection (maybe left/right cursor movement virtual keys)
    3. My Clippings.txt file should have bookmarks, highlights, and notes from all devices and apps that are linked to the same Amazon account instead of only ones made on that device.
    4. Implement “Reset furthest page read” on devices and in apps in addition to the Manage My Kindle page. Add “Set furthest page read to current page”.
    5. Not specifically Paperwhite: Implement X-ray and Real page numbers for all books.
    6. Implement copy-and-paste.
    7. Add share in e-mail, Google+
    8. Allow selective sharing for any shared highlight/note — i.e., choose Facebook and/or Twitter and/or Google+ and/or e-mail
    9. Expand free 3g access to more countries (Africa, especially)

  3. Michael
    February 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I beeping ‘find my kindle’ feature would be most welcome and a snap to implement.

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