Some people really amaze me these days with deep comments that they make about new gadgets. People are so hesitant to try new gadgets these days as they think they are getting a piece of junk that is not ready to roll. I do agree that there may be some early glitches facing early adopters, but to say that you are going to wait for “Kindle 2.0” to get it is just plain silly. Kindle may have some issues, but there is none that can’t be solved by a firmware, and if there is a hardware issue, you can be sure that Amazon will fix it for you as long as you are under their warranty.
So you are going to wait for Kindle 2.0? Here is why you should not:
- Waiting for a sequel without checking out the first installment is plain silly: if you have seen a Kindle, haven’t touched it, and haven’t played with it for that matter, then you can’t possibly be asking for more. Unless you sample Kindle, you are not going to know if it has what you need. Of course, if you sample it, you are not going to be able to let go off it.
- There may not be a 2.0 for Kindle. After all, Amazon is taking a big risk by offering a subscription free wireless digital device, and if they don’t meet the threshold that they have in mind, they may decide to discontinue it. Do you believe iPod would be in its 6th generation now if people didn’t buy it and waited for iPod 2nd generation? I doubt it! So, if you really need the device, stop being greedy and support it. I personally read 2-3 books a week, and in 6 months, I am going to end up saving more money than I spent on Kindle.
- Kindle 2.0 may not come soon enough: If I tell you that Kindle 2.0 is a year away, are you willing to wait that long? I doubt it! But if you are, then I got to admit you probably don’t need a Kindle. This is like saying, I am going to wait for the second edition of this book, even though I need to read it within the next couple of months. I personally was tormented for 45 days before I got my Kindle, and I probably couldn’t have taken much longer. In fact, I checked my tracking info so many times my fingers were bleeding by the time I got the Kindle. But hey, if you can wait a year or 2 for Kindle 2.0, more power to you and your loss!
Waiting for Kindle 2.0 is a lame excuse. If you don’t need a Kindle, don’t buy it. It’s expensive, and unless you are using it heavily, it’s probably not worth it (unless you haver $400 sitting somewhere). But if you are book junkie, then Kindle is your thing.