E-books are no match for the real thing – or are they? To be honest, my preferences depend on my mood. There are times when I prefer the convenience of reading an e-book on my e-book reader or even my PSP. However, I do get these urges to actually hold a book made of real paper. The feel and smell of a real book just can’t be matched at times. Then again, the ease of using an e-book reader cannot be matched either.
No matter which route you prefer to take, there is no doubt that e-book readers are all the rave and that one of the most popular is Amazon’s Kindle. And in February 9 of this year, Amazon is holding a media event at Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. Experts in the industry are predicting that this event will be the time that we will be seeing a revamped Kindle, Kindle 2.0.
Why would anyone need a new Kindle when it seems that it is always sold out in Amazon? For one, the original Kindle is not really much to look at. It is bulky and the casing is not really pretty. Perhaps the new Kindle will be sexier and will provide more eye candy? Perhaps with the new Kindle, more people will actually be seen holding the gadget in subways and planes? Yeah, come to think of it, I have never really seen people using the Kindle the same way we use iPods. Then again, that could be due to the fact that people like to listen to music more than to read.
In any case, we just might see some changes with the rebirth of this educational and entertainment device.