Monday, August 2, 2010

Kindle, Is Listening

You may know a lot about the new Kindle if you are shopping around for a new iPad/Nook/Kindle. But it’s this little hardware addition on the underside of the device that has caught some attention:

According to the new Kindle User’s Guide, “the microphone is not currently enabled but is provided for future use.“ Some folks think it’s for voice navigation, which could give Kindle a major accessibility advantage over its competitors. E-readers and iPad still remain far behind PCs on this front. Amazon/Sprint may stick a phone in there, which seems pretty unlikely given how intent Bezos and Amazon seem on refining the reading experience rather than competing with Apple and general-purpose tablets on all things multimedia.

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