Is There Hope for Kindle’s Web Browser?


The Kindle Web browser sucks. According to Pocket Lint, there is hope, however. Dim hope, but hope nonetheless.

The tech blog sites a job listing (which it in turn heard about from at Amazon’s in-house consumer products division, Labs126, which is looking for a software engineer whose job it will be to maintain an innovate an “Embedded Web Browser.” This listing says nothing about the Kindle, but it’s likely–especially given Kindle’s shoddy browser–that that’s what the listing is referring to.

One can’t extrapolate too much from a hazy listing like this, but if Amazon wants to keep up with its competitors, especially Apple, it’s going to have to add some bells and whistles to the next Kindle, and a real browser (and continued free 3G?) might be a nice place to start.