Kindle DX 2 serial number, Kindle 3 implications, Kindle book deals

Let’s start with this rather juicy insight from the official Kindle forum about the Kindle DX 2 and its B009 serial number -

So far the Kindle serial numbers have proceeded in order from B001 to B005. The graphite DX jumps to B009.

I bet there are three more products to be announced soon.

If one of them is a wireless DX, I’m going to regret jumping on the first graphite.

That’s a really good point – Why does the Kindle DX 2 serial number jump all the way to B009?

My Kindle DX 2 has the entire serial number line missing from the back. Apparently that’s the price to pay for release day delivery. It’s only after typing in 411 on the Settings Page that the serial number shows up.

What could B006, B007, and B008 be?

My money would be on B006 being Kindle 3 with 3G+WiFi and B008 being Kindle 3 with only WiFi. B007 – don’t have a clue.

Missing Serial Numbers point to an upcoming Kindle 3 release

If Kindle 3 were 6 to 9 months away Amazon wouldn’t give Kindle DX 2 a B009 serial number. This goes with the sudden strange new product name for the Kindle 2 -

Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G, 6″Display, White, 3G Works Globally – Latest Generation.

It used to be – Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6″ Display, Global Wireless).  

Apparently Amazon’s Department of Amazing & Endless Product Names is alive and well.

The multiple 3G references and the addition of ‘White’ and ‘Latest Generation’ certainly suggest the Kindle 3 release is within the next month or so.

The B009, the Kindle price-cut, the refurbished Kindle 2 US $109 offer, and new Kindle product name fit in nicely with the rumors of a thinner, faster, cheaper, better screen Kindle 3 being out in August.

Kindle Book Deals – Struggling to find good ones

Here are some good deals with a few repeats as they make their way back on to the Movers and Shakers list -

  1. Wild Goose Chase: Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God is ascending steadfastly and is currently at 181st. It’s $1.59 and rated 5 stars on 54 reviews.

    Most of us have no idea where we’re going most of the time. Perfect.

    “Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit–An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’ The name hints at mystery. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit through life. I think the Celtic Christians were on to something….

    Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.”

  2. Carolina by Heather Matthews is $2.99, rated 5 stars on 6 reviews, and moving up the charts.

    Carolina is a sweeping, epic romance…it tells the story of Carolina Evans, a young woman from Maine who is cursed with a tortured past and an uncertain future. After becoming pregnant as a teenager and being abandoned by her boyfriend, Daniel, Carrie is sent to a relative in Tennessee…to have her child and give it up for adoption.

    Once in Memphis, Carrie rebels, deciding to keep her child and defy her religious family. Many struggles await the young woman as she tries to build a new life. Poverty, depression, and a terrible marriage are the price she must pay to keep her baby…in time, Carrie discovers she has a unique gift – a voice from God. As a child, she was too neglected to discover the beauty of her own singing voice…noone knew…

  3. Dark Dream by Christine Feehan is just 99 cents and at #110 in the Kindle Store.

    She’s known him since she was fifteen. Every night, he is with her: his face, his voice. Tonight, Sara Marten will meet the man who is both angel and demon, salvation and temptation: Falcon—the Carpathian, the banished hero.

  4. Dark Descent by Christine Feehan is also 99 cents and has text to speech enabled (as does the earlier one). Seems to be a short book.

    For Each, There Could Be Only One: They came from the darkest places: secluded monasteries, the Carpathian mountains, galaxies under siege. They were men with the blackest pasts-warriors, vampire monks, leaders of armies-but whose passions burned like dying stars.

    They had one purpose: to find those women who fulfilled them, completed them, and made them rage with a fire both holy and profane.

It’s interesting to see a Christian book take the low price route to climb the rankings rather than the usual free route.

8 Responses

  1. I have a suspicion that the new Kindle might, like the graphite DX, be marketed as a new improved Kindle 2, rather than a Kindle 3.

    The new DX still uses the same firmware as the old DX and Kindle 2. It would seem odd for a Kindle 3 to emerge a just month or two later with a different user interface. And without that, Amazon would be hard-pressed to characterize the new device as an evolution on the scale of the move from Kindle 1 to 2, which wasn’t even extraordinary to begin with.

  2. I miss the old days when Amazon was releasing free books constantly. Cheap is good, but free is my favorite.

  3. With the 2.5 release, the serial number for my K2i is now on the second page of the Settings screen – no need to type 411. Is it not on the setting screen of the DX2?

  4. Given that Amazon sells a lot more Kindles than DXs I wonder if they are waiting to intro the next Kindle until E Ink ramps up production of Pearl.

  5. Carolina is a great book. I loved reading it.

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