Kindle 3 to have 9.7″ eInk display?

Jesse Vincent who spends a lot of his time hacking Kindle 2 and digging around it’s source code has discovered something potentially interesting:

from rcS.d/S05video_primary_init:

_PANEL_SIZE_6_0_INCH=6
_PANEL_SIZE_9_7_INCH=9

Does this mean that folks in lab126 are playing around with larger screens for next generation Kindle 3? Could be… There are some rumours circulating the web about next generation Amazon Kindle possibly being available this fall (holiday season 2009).

I promise to collect more rumors about Kindle 3, verify them, crosscheck and post a summary here soon enough.

4 thoughts on “Kindle 3 to have 9.7″ eInk display?

  1. Oh great, so we only have 6-8 months before we have to hear hundreds of people whining (again), “I wouldn’t have bought a K2 if I knew the K3 was coming out sooo soon! They should give me on free!”

  2. I’ll have to emphasize that these are just rumors. It’s quite possible that they’ll just release 9.7″ version of Kindle 2. I’ll repeat once again that these are just rumors.

  3. I would have thought I’d be complaining, but after some time with my K2, I wouldn’t have wanted to wait for the K3 anyway.

  4. Pingback: Kindle DX, now with 9.7″ screen | Amazon Kindle and Kindle 2 Blog

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