You’ve probably heard that Amazon launched the Kindle DX today, a larger-screen version of its portable first-generation cousin. Along with the device launch, Amazon also announced partnerships with universities and newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe to offer owners reduced digital subscription costs in exchange for long-term subscription agreements. Will this be the life-preserver that the newspapers need right now? Probably not, but its good to see them embrace digital technology and realize that consumers have shifted the ways that they consume media.
With rumors flying around that Apple will have a ‘kindle of their own’ soon, I hope that the Kindle stays around long enough to make an impact.