kindle The word is out that Amazon.com is developing a new larger-screen version of the Kindle, its popular electronic-book reader. It may even be available for Christmas 2009.

There are other readers out there, with more now in development, giving the Kindle competition. Another major issue is that newspapers would like to be able to send to the readers without having to produce an entirely reformatted page. A larger screen would better for advertising, which can’t be done on the current Kindle, and for business readers, who might use an e-reader for work documents and periodicals.

It’s estimated that the world-wide market for e-book readers will triple in 2009 to about 3,000,000, up from just one million a year ago.

See: Amazon Is Developing Bigger-Screen Kindle in the Wall Street Journal.

See: The pros and cons of traveling with Kindle – USA today

See: Kindle for iPhone may benefit Amazon, analysts say – The Daily News Online.

See: Sprint working with Barnes & Noble on Kindle competitor - ComputerWorld.com.