Monday, May 10, 2010

Get Ready for Kindle 2.5!

Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6" Display, Global Wireless, Latest Generation)Version 2.5 is on its way and it looks like a biggie! More exciting is some of the features that we'll be seeing on our Kindles later this month!

Here's a list of the coming enhancements:
  • Collections: Organize your books and documents into one or more collections.

    •   This is great news! Judging by posts I read around the internet and the #1 search term on this blog, book organization is the #1 desired feature for most eReaders!
  • PDF Pan and Zoom: Zoom into PDFs and pan around to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics.
  • Password Protection: Password protect your Kindle when you're not using it.
  • More Fonts & Improved Clarity: Enjoy two new larger font sizes and sharper fonts for an even more comfortable reading experience.
  • Facebook & Twitter Posts: Share book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter directly from your Kindle.
  • Popular Highlights: See what the Kindle community thinks are the most interesting passages in the books you're reading. 
Getting the Update
  • Kindle checks for updates: All Kindles are designed to automatically check for and download updates when one is available. If an update is available, your Kindle will download and install the update the next time the wireless connection is activated and your Kindle goes into sleep mode.

    • This means letting your Kindle sleep with Wireless turned ON. If, like me, you keep wireless OFF most of the time, you might want to let it stay on at random times during the later days of  May.
  • Updates in less than 10 minutes: During the update, you'll see screens that show the update progress. The update should take less than 10 minutes and is complete when your Kindle displays the Home screen. Do not power off or reset your Kindle until the update is complete. You can check to confirm the software your Kindle is running, by going to the Settings screen on the device. The software version will be displayed on the bottom of the screen.

    • [From Home page, Click Menu > Settings. Then check the bottom of the screen. Mine says Version 2.3]
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    1. Yes, I just finished updating to 2.5.2. I am near Baltimore, MD.

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    3. Did it come down wirelessy, or did you do it from a link online?

    4. still haven't received the 2.5 update. I live in central Ohio. Curious if anyone in this area has received the update yet.