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Amazon prepping Kindle 3 for newspapers?

Will the next Kindle be more like a broadsheet newspaper?

We can probably file this one in our 'Stating the Obvious' category, but let's hear it anyway – Amazon appears to be working on a new Kindle with an even larger screen.

The Wall Street Journal says that the Kindle 3 is likely to launch before the end of this year with a screen comparable in size to an A4 sheet of paper.

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That would mean Amazon could then target newspaper publishers eager to boost subscriber numbers. After all, what could be simpler than electronic delivery to a wireless e-book reader that almost mimics a paper?

Obviously, none if this is even close to confirmed yet, but we can lump it – along with last week's news of the Murdoch e-book – in with all the rumours that are almost certain to come true sooner or later.