Today Amazon announced the newest Kindle model, the Kindle DX, and in the process gave all previous Kindle buyers a serious bitch-slap. You see, the new Kindle has a native PDF reader. Amazon is touting this as a feature difference between the new and old models. The problem is that the Kindle 2 isn’t exactly an ‘old’ model; it was released a scant three months ago. If I had just bought a Kindle 2 and now learned that Amazon now has native PDF support for other models, and wasn’t going to be adding native PDF support to my Kindle 2 via software update, I would be seriously pissed.
Way to go Amazon. Nobody has slapped down their early adopters this hard since Apple and the iPhone early adopter slap down.