Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Amazon Kindle update to give real page numbers, public notes

updated 05:15 pm EST, Mon February 7, 2011

Kindle update adds page numbers and more

Amazon on Monday posted a preview version of a new 3.1 firmware update for the Kindle bringing some of its most requested features. The e-reader will now finally have the option of real page numbers that match those from the paper edition. The markers give students a long-sought ability to refer back to the real page if they follow along in class.

Book notes can also now be made public. The approach creates a social aspect that lets a book club or friends see what others have said about a title.

Other changes bring a new layout for magazines and newspapers to provide a better overview and a way to quickly jump to a relevant article. Readers that reach the end of a book will get the option to rate it on the spot.

The update doesn't have a timeline for a finished version, but owners of the current, third-generation Kindles can try the preview immediately. The real pages should reach the iPad and other devices soon.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News