Amazon has registered the domain names “kindlescribe.com” and “kindlescribes.com.” Whenever the online beheamth does something in regards to its Kindle e-Reader, peoples ears tend to perk up. What exactly is Kindle Scribe and what does it mean?
There are two schools of thought on what this new project might entail. The first is a new touchscreen e-reader that Amazon has been rumored to be working on, in conjuntion with their new tablets. The second is a touchscreen application that would allow people to take notes and sync them with accross all of their other devices on their Amazon Account.
Amazon has been developing new devices to be launched later this year. The company is developing two new tablets dubbed Coyote and Hollywood. They are also working on a followup to the Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation, with touchscreen technology. Kindle Scribe could either be the official name for any one of these devices.
Kindle Scribe to me would more then likly be an application or feature found on its existing line of e-readers or their new tablet. Amazon recently unveiled a textbook renting system that allows students to save money and rent them for as little as 30 days and to a maximum of 360. The textbook rental system allows students to take notes and hightlights on the books they rent and even when the tetbook is returned your notes are stored in the cloud. Kindle Scribe might be a better note taking feature technology used accross its family of devices.
Whatever Kindle Scribe actually is, we will continue to follow the story as it develops.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.