One of the most requested features that people ask for on a new Kindle is a larger screen. Year after year a huge number of people hope that Amazon will finally release a larger Kindle.
Will 2016 finally be the year?
With Kobo likely to release a new ereader with a 7.8-inch screen, according to FCC paperwork, what are the odds that Amazon would release a Kindle with the same size screen as well?
Most likely the odds are considerably improved. Amazon doesn’t like it when Kobo takes people’s attention away from Kindles.
But then again it might not mean anything at all. When Kobo released the 6.8-inch Kobo Aura HD, Amazon didn’t counter with a 6.8-inch Kindle. They didn’t counter when Kobo released the 5-inch Kobo Mini either.
At least Kobo is willing to change up screen sizes once in awhile. Amazon has released over a dozen various 6-inch Kindles and only two 9.7-inch Kindles, and they haven’t released a Kindle DX since 2010.
At some point you’d think that Amazon would finally release a larger Kindle again for all the people that want one, especially older folks and people with vision problems that need to uses larger font sizes.
The largest fonts sizes on the 6-inch Kindles are basically useless you want to turn the pages after every six words.
A larger Kindle has to get released eventually. Hopefully this will be the year…