After buying that little multitouch company Touchco last week and merging it with Lab126 – their Kindle division – Amazon’s now got job listings looking for a Hardware Display manager that knows LCDs, and a Wi-Fi specialist. You do the maths.
OK! I’ll add some calculus of my own. Like Ammunition’s Robert Brunner, who helped Barnes & Noble create the Nook, told Bits, I don’t think it’s crazy to expect Amazon to have two types of Kindles: An e-ink and full-colour multitouch version, since they can’t abandon the e-ink train, not yet.
If the Super Kindle grows into a sorta-computerish thing that runs apps, also not crazy, given what it’s trying to compete against, I sorta kinda hope it doesn’t use Android, ’cause it’d be too much like some other readers out there, and I hate sameness. [Bits]