Many users complained about the weird Kindle page numbering system using locations instead of real page numbers. While we know Amazon had a good reason for this, considering that most of the books will re-flow on Kindle, the truth is that we are used to have real pages and the current numbering system is a nuisance.
Now, however, thanks to the new kindle firmware version 3.1, Amazon brings real page numbers to the Kindle 3 owners and aso some other new improvements as the addition of public notes – you can make your notes and highlights public so others can see it (a good idea for the class I assume), before you go – capability to rate a book right before you’ll finish reading it, and a new and improved layout for newspapers and magazines.
The Kindle firmware update 3.1 is available now part of an advanced preview (you can download it manually here) or just wait until it will be pushed globally in the next several days.
The real page numbers will correspond directly to the printed edition, so expect several pages to get the same number on Kindle devices. The new feature will also be deployed in various Kindle applications available on PC, Android, iPhone / iPad, etc.
Kindle 3 is the most advanced dedicated eBook Reader on the market and you can read our full hands-on review here (Kindle 3 Review).