A Kindle update for the iPad and iPhone, version 4.10, is rolling out with an “About the Book” feature, according to Nate.
The really, really fun news of the day is a rumor—passed on by Good eReader—about a Voyage 2 appearing in November with a higher-speed processor. Bottom line, reportedly? No more page flickers. The Voyage 2 is to use a Freescale dual core chip. Photo is of the existing Voyage.
If the rumor is true, yes, e-readers will be a little closer to being tablets, and what starts at the high end will trickle down even to budget models.
About This Book” enables you to “Learn more about the book before you start reading, including the typical time it takes to read it, its place in a series, and info about the author.”
“Introduction to Study Features” lets you “Learn more about the study features in your print replica textbooks, including Flashcards, X-Ray for Textbooks and Notebook.” I have mixed sentiments about e-textbooks, given all the gouges out there and other issues, but I am all for features to help readers get a better feel for the books. We need to get away from the old paper paradigms. Amazon is helping us do it.