Summary: with all it's quirks, it still works awesomely well and has become a complete substitute...so much so that it's extremely frustrating that I can't do more with it or get more on it. There are so so many possibilities with this product/platform. I think it's expensive and I think it's inevitable that we'll see the free Kindle on a 2 year plan...just like a mobile phone...(it costs half the price of a blackberry so why not?)
What I would love;
A Kindle for my kids - colourful...with access to only kids content (ie all archie comics) - my 9 year old would eat it up!
Granular, per article subscription
Touch screen with multitouch
Better caching of amazon titles - why not store all titles local so we don't have to go online to search
Broader SA/local content - deal with Naspers?
Better search and navigation
Ability to browse better
Facebook friend connect for Kindle - imagine!
Kindle application marketplace - therefore Kindle content needs to be completely open and free?
Instant messaging and twitter enablement?
Blackberry type keyboard
Home page look and feel makeover
Phone calls on my Kindle? - skype + webcam please?
I'm just some guy working in the IT & digital media & financial services industry in South Africa. Various interests outside of technological trends (my mainstream interest and focus); I'm a Microlight Pilot (MPL) and qualified Private Pilot (PPL) - I prefer microlights to flying anything else ;) I'm also a scuba diver (PADI - Advanced) and snow skier...between sporadic professional speaking gigs. To the point; I love watching tech trends, the overall evolution of tech & new media, and the really real virtual clash of civilizations. Tweets at @staffordmasie