Few people know this, but there’s a simple way for anyone to suggest new Kindle features. If you would like a Kindle with a 6.8″ screen, built-in speakers and audio ability, or an all-bold option for text, you can tell Amazon what you think.
The retailer has a dedicated email address ([email protected]) for all things related to the Kindle hardware and platform, and you can use this feedback channel to ask Amazon for that special hardware or software feature you’ve been pining for.
To name one example, I would like to see the Kindle gain formatting options which equal those on Kobo ereaders.
I don’t buy many ebooks from Kobo, but their ereaders have always earned special consideration for the formatting option. Users can install theit own fonts and dictionaries, and set the margin, line spacing, and justification to suit their preferences. Kindle may get all the buzz in the blogosphere, but Kobo makes the best ereader for the discerning ebook lover, and that is something Amazon may want to emulate.
What are some new Kindle features that you’d like to see in the future?
I know that a solid minority of Kindle owners have been demanding a water-proof model ever since the Aura H2O came out a couple years ago. Sure, there’s an after-market mod, but that’s not the same thing as an official Kindle model with a warranty.
And of course PDF users have been clamoring for more storage space ever since the second Kindle shipped without a card slot, although more PDFs really aren’t all that useful without the larger screen I’ve been pleading for.
So what would you like to see?
And just as importantly, do you know if Amazon is still paying attention to that email address? (I do hope so, but I have no proof.)
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