The Kindle 2 has only been out for a little over two months now but the Kindle 3 rumors started almost as soon as the Kindle 2 was released. Most of the rumors that I’ve read so far have the Kindle 3 coming out in time for the holidays in 2009 – that’s correct, only a few months after the release of the Kindle 2.
Along with rumors of the release date there are some rumors of what improvements the Kindle 3 will have over the Kindle 2. As far as screen size, I’ve read from different sources that it could be increased anywhere from a 9.7 inch screen to a full 8.5 x 11 inch screen. The Kindle 3 is also rumored to have a touch screen.
These would be great improvements but there are some improvements that Kindle owners would like to see even more based on a poll right here at The Kindle Warehouse. The most popular improvements that readers would like to see (according to this poll) are as follows:
- Ability to put books in folders – 273 votes
- Color screen – 203 votes
- SD card slot – 198 votes
- Touch screen – 188 votes
- Bigger screen – 90 votes
Personally, I would love to be able to have folders and a touch screen would be great as long as it doesn’t affect the quality of the e-ink technology. One of the main reasons I would like to see the touch screen is because I really don’t like the design of the Kindle 2 keyboard at all.
As the months roll by and we get closer to the holiday season, I’ll keep you updated on the latest Kindle 3 rumors and see how much of a reality a 2009 holiday release seems to be as well as the different features that the Kindle 3 may have.