Amazon is having a press conference this Wednesday, and the rumor is that they will be unveiling a large-screen Kindle aimed at newspaper and magazine readers. I’ve also seem some talk that they have the college textbook market in mind.

My current first generation works pretty well for me, but it would be nice to see a larger version that could handle scanned pdf files. Lack of any native pdf support has been one of the most disappointing things about the device for me. That and the $360 price point.

Engadget has more information on the new device, including images. It supposedly has a 9.7″ display and built-in pdf reader. Woo hoo!