Here's the latest on Amazon's new, larger Kindle, which is expected to be announced Wednesday morning at Pace University in Manhattan, according to numerous sources.
- Thanks to an apparently surreptitious cameraphone photographer, Engadget has posted some blurry photos of what looks to be the dry run of tomorrow's presentation. They're not all that exciting--the new Kindle just looks like a jumbo Kindle 2.
- This Kindle may be called the Kindle DX, according to Engadget's anonymous source.
- The same source says it has a 9.7-inch screen (compared to the 6-inch screen on the Kindle 2).
- Allegedly, the device has a more robust built-in PDF reader and "the ability to add annotations in addition to notes and highlights."
- The Wall Street Journal has an article on the textbook angle of the new Kindle.
- Rumor has it that The New York Times will be lowering its Kindle subscription rate from $13.99 to $9.99. That would be a good move if true.
- The Wall Street Journal says the new Kindle will have a more functional browser.
- It's also reporting that select students at select universities will receive the new, larger Kindles with pre-installed textbooks for chemistry, computer science and a freshman seminar. Pace, Case Western, Princeton, Reed, Arizona State, and Darden School at the University of Virginia will initially lead the lineup for the college Kindle program.
- There's no word on price or whether this will be a touch-screen model.
As always, feel free to comment. We'll have full details Wednesday on the new Kindle after it's officially announced.