Kindle News: New Firmware Coming and Mother’s Day Promo

First off, just noticed that Amazon is now offering free 2-day shipping on the Kindle 2 and Kindle DX for Mother's Day, which is on May 9th.

Secondly, Amazon posted the feature improvements of the new upcoming software update for Kindle on their Kindle software page. The update is supposed to be released in May and includes the following improvements:

  • Collections: Organize your books and documents into one or more collections.
  • 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.

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