While we have not been super impressed with Kindle 3’s specifications, it is still the best stand-alone e-book reader around. The improved screen and battery life make it much easier for book fans to put their trust in this device. Amazon has been adding more e-book titles to its database, so Kindle owners have plenty of content to consume on their devices too.
Kindle 3 is not perfect though. It can be improved in many areas, including but not limited to:
- document support
- alternative power sources (e.g. solar)
- better storage
- removable battery
- better web experience
- Kindle software
Kindle 4 is probably about a year away from making it to the market. It is always interesting to try and guess what these large companies will do next. We have many die-hard Kindle fans in our community who are perfectly happy with their Kindle 3. Still, it’d be interesting to see what would make Kindle the perfect e-reader for them. So let’s build Kindle 4 together. If you were the head of Amazon Kindle’s design team, how would you put together the perfect Kindle 4? What features would you add (over Kindle 3)?