The History of the Kindle, in a Single Photo

Amazon has never been one to share the nitty gritty details about how the Kindles were developed, but today I have a treat for you. The Kindle team at Amazon shared a photo on Twitter and Facebook yesterday, and it shows a trophy wall of past Kindle prototypes.

Check it out:

The History of the Kindle, in a Single Photo Amazon

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No explanation was posted with the photo so there's no way to tell exactly these components are, but we can take a few guesses. The original Kindle, K2, and other prototypes on the right are fairly self explanatory, though i do wish I knew why the K3 is wired to a white board which is wired to a computer mouse.

In the center of the display are 3 f what looks to be wireless modules (3g or Wifi), and on the left are 4 development boards which may have been the very earliest prototypes. The rest of the items  I'm not sure about.

All in all, a very cool photo. If anyone at Lab126 cares to share more details, I am all ears.

About Nate Hoffelder (9946 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

4 Comments on The History of the Kindle, in a Single Photo

  1. Think the color one is an early FIRE or a sneaky hint of things to come?

  2. “Let’s throw something up on the wall and see what sticks.”

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