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Kindle 2, DX Software Upgrade End of May May be Worth Wait

By: cobinrox
on May 3, 2010 1:45 pm

Amazon will soon be releasing a software upgrade which should provide a solution to one of the annoying nuisances of the device: the lack of a decent way to organize items. Currently, items on the Kindle are listed without sophisticated organization. Additionally, a zoom feature for PDF files is supposedly on its way. Currently, the only way to zoom PDF content is to rotate the Kindle to landscape mode.

From the Amazon Kindle information site, here is the list of features to look forward to:

  • Collections: Organize your books and documents into one or more collections.
  • PDF Pan and Zoom: Zoom into PDFs and pan around to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics.
  • Password Protection: Password protect your Kindle when you’re not using it.
  • More Fonts & Improved Clarity: Enjoy two new larger font sizes and sharper fonts for an even more comfortable reading experience.
  • Facebook & Twitter Posts: Share book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter directly from your Kindle.
  • Popular Highlights: See what the Kindle community thinks are the most interesting passages in the books you’re reading.

I hope they also include a fix for the problems with the back button.

Comments

  1. 1
    Kimberly O. says:

    Yay! I’m looking forward to getting this update. (What’s wrong with the Back button?)

  2. 2
    Ken Esq says:

    Looks like a nice update. I’m not sure I have any use for the tie to Twitter/Facebook, but the organization/folders and, better fonts will be nice.

    I’ve never had a problem with the back button either.

  3. 3
    ucfgrad93 says:

    Really don’t care about Twitter/Facebook. However, I am looking forward to fonts and organization. Never had a problem with the back button either.

  4. 4
    BaldSpot says:

    Neener! Neener! My Sony 700 came with the ability to create collections and assign books to them. Fast menus and fast loading. It also has a backlight built in and came with a excellent cover and I have so many books on it now I’ll never read them all. And now that model is discontinued. Too bad for you!

  5. 5
    Cobin Rox says:

    FYI – there has been issues with the back button, at least on the KDX. Mine has crapped out quite a few times and I have to do a full reboot to reset it.

    BaldSpot – how is the Sony for reading PDF?

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