Kindle 3

A new Kindle was announced today. I’m going to follow through on my original plan to return the wife’s Kindle 2, then get one of these. Pre-ordered a graphite model to ship on 27 August 2010.

I’m hoping this one is faster at rendering webpages than the Kindle 2. It has a new, WebKit-based browser, which I’m excited about. Small dimensions with the same-sized 6“ screen, one-month (vs. 10-day) battery life, higher contrast screen. But, perhaps best of all, it seems to have a better directional pad than the joystick on the Kindle 2, which I felt was the low point of the Kindle 2.