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|Books became passÃ©with the new generation Kindle 3G PDA that offers you effortless reading. The 6-inch diagonal screen display of this Amazon wireless reading device comes with E Ink Pearl that gives perfect brightness in ant lighting condition. Store up to 3500 books in this Amazon PDA and enjoy reading them at your free time. Weighing just about 8.7 ounces, the Kindle 3G is easy to carry anywhere you want to. The built-in 3G Wi-Fi connectivity in this Amazon wireless reading device also keeps you connected to the virtual world easily. This Amazon PDA provides you with seamless reading as its battery runs for almost a month with a single full charge.|
|UPC||0814916012589, 713757860307, 814916010202, 814916011865, 814916016662, 892685001256|
|Display Size||6in (15.24 cm)|
|Hard Drive Capacity||4 GB|
|Internet Connectivity||Wi-Fi + 3G|
|Supported File Types||AA, AAX, AZW, BMP, DOC, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MOBI, MP3, PDF, PNG, PRC, TXT|
|Processor Speed||532 MHz|
|Display and Screen|
|Display Tech||E-Ink ® Pearl|
|Display Max. Resolution||800 x 600|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Expansion Ports||USB 2.0|
|Wireless capabilities||WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g|
|Audio Input||Stereo Input Jack|
|Height||7.5in (19 cm)|
|Width||4.8in (12.3 cm)|
|Depth||0.33in (0.851 cm)|
|Weight||0.544lb (0.247 kg)|
|Battery Technology||Lithium polymer|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 720 hours|
|Additional Technical Informations|
Slimmer, more compact design than previous Kindle; improved screen with higher contrast and faster page turns; native PDF support; large library of hundreds of thousands of e-books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs via Amazon's familiar online store; Wi-Fi access to Amazon's online store; built-in keyboard for notes; with 4GB (3.3 usable) of internal memory, it's capable of storing 3,500 electronic books; eight fonts available, including two new extra-large sizes; excellent battery life; displays image files, and plays MP3 and AAC audio.
No expansion slot for adding more memory; no support for EPUB book files; no protective carrying case included; battery is sealed into the device and isn't removable.
The third-generation Kindle's winning combination of noteworthy upgrades--an improved screen, better battery life, lighter weight, and lower price--vaults it to the top of the e-book reader category.
Average review score based on 190 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I was a satisfied early adopter of the Kindle, who happily adopted the Kindle 2, and was eager to acquire this latest version of the Kindle as soon as it became available. The Kindle's key strengths remain the same: easy-to-read e-ink grayscale screen, adjustable type size, a broad range of reasonably priced books, magazine, newspapers, and blogs to purchase, the ability to quickly download these resources directly to the device virtually anywhere and any time (but also accessible via your personal computer if you so prefer), large storage capacity, and the ability to archive at no additional cost all the titles you've finished reading but might want to access again some time in the future.
The Kindle is truly designed for people who love to read, who enjoy engaging with texts, stories, and ideas more than they love grazing for information, gossip, and images. While the iPad has certain features (color screen, multiple apps, video, color images) that likely appeal to people who consume lifestyle magazines, it is still basically a computer--cumbersome to carry, tiring to hold, difficult to read in sunlight, and prone to causing eye strain with prolonged use...and expensive.
This review is primarily directed to owners of the Kindle 1 and 2 who are contemplating migration to the latest version. My recommendation is: Go for it! (Moving your library to the new device is a breeze.)
Physical improvements: The latest Kindle is smaller and lighter, but the screen is the same size. It's easier to hold. Also, the device (like the Kindle 1) has a rubber backing so it won't slip off you lap. The navigation controls are more like those on a TV remote and easy to use. The page forward and backward buttons (one of each on both sides of the device so as not to favor right-handed folks over their sinister brethren) are thinner and silent. I'm still getting used to these. Based on the way I hold the device when I'm reading, I would rather the forward button were on top (because that's where my thumb naturally falls); what would be ideal would be to be able to program these buttons from the settings screen based on personal preferences. I would also prefer it if the power cord attached from the top or right side of the Kindle rather than from the bottom. (The problem being that if you are reading while the device is recharging, the cord tends to get caught in your clothing.)
Managing your library. The more titles you acquire, the more you are going to want to group them into meaningful collections. This is extremely easy to do. And because archived items are so easy to re-import, you can reduce the number of titles on your Home screen even further. The Reader for readers.
Love it! For pure reading pleasure, I definitely prefer this to any color tablet. The e-ink is so clear and easy on the eyes, even in bright sunlight.
The experimental browser is a nice bonus, and with the free 3G, this proved really useful on a recent road trip when we needed to use Google Maps for directions on the freeway. We also enjoyed having children's books and the "read-to-me" function for our kids' use on that same road trip.
Downsides - the browser can be frustrating and slow to work with, esp. since you have no touch screen or mouse to navigate with. But the 5-way controller is a decent alternative.
There's no backlight for night-time reading, so you need a reading light (clip-on works great). Also, we would have liked the speakers to be louder for our kids' use in the car. But, it has a headphone jack too.
There is a microphone on this device, but there isn't any use for it yet. I think it would be awesome if Amazon would add a "voice memo" feature.
For just plain reading, this device is fantastic. Again, I much prefer it to a color, LCD-screen tablet. It is a much more soothing device for reading. It also can be helpful for basic on-the-go Web browsing. And if you have Web-based email and a Web-based calendar, it keeps them handy too.
I've enjoyed the ability to highlight and share passages on Facebook.
The keyboard is surprisingly easy to use, and the 5-way controller is a decent way to navigate around a page, though not as speedy as a mouse or a touch-screen would be.
I love how light and sleek it feels in my hands - or hand. It's very easy to read one-handed, or just set it on my leg and read hands-free (except for page turns, though you could use the 'read-to-me' function and eliminate page turns too).
And of course, it's awesome having so many books in one place, and tons more quickly & easily accessible through Amazon (a huge amount of public domain books including loads of classics are free!)
A feature I am excited about but haven't tried is the ability to send your own documents (.pdf, .doc, etc.) to your Kindle. For instance, I'm a songwriter, so i could store my song charts on this and bring it to performances. Or you could store recipes, instruction manuals, and other reference materials that you want to keep portable.
I also haven't tried loading mp3s onto the device, so can't comment on that. And I've never used a Nook beyond 10 minutes examining one at a B&N store once, so I can't comment on how Kindle & Nook compare.
I love the size - I can't imagine trying to read a book on a smart-phone-sized device; and I had been using the Kindle app on my laptop. The Kindle Keyboard screen is just the right size for readability and portability.
All in all, I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone who loves to read!
I love books- I love falling asleep with a book in my hands,the smell of books, bookstores,etc I didn't think I'd like having artificial books in an e reader format. But I LOVE it. I live in a foreign country where it is very hard to get books in English. So having this device allows me to buy books & download them in English. It eliminates having to haul lots of books to last me 7-9 months! But even if you live where books are plentiful this is a handy dandy little device to have. It is so easy to slip in a bag for travel or to the beach. Various font size make it customizable. You can order custom covers for it and put your own photo on the back & front from M-Edge. They even have a handy little light which slides into the cover.And far cheaper than Kindle's covers. Anyway if you like to read & don't like to tote books around, this is a nice little device to have. AND it has awesome battery life if you turn off wireless when not downloading books. This will not replace certain books for me such as large coffee table books & those with lots of pictures but it is great for those books you read quickly & certain reference books such as dictionary & language books you want to take with you. I cannot see it as a text book replacement for students unless it becomes available in color & is larger like the Kindle DX size- but that is expensive for kids.
Actually, we wound up with the white DX not the smaller size since the seller did not distinguish the difference but we were ecstatic it was the big one. As it happened the thing was an international model and we wanted it because we were going traveling overseas for a month. It had the overseas plug too. Well, we got more than we had hoped. The 3G feature enabled us to get our email for free everywhere we went without hassling the hotels and their charges or searching out internet cafes. We even got books while waiting between planes at international airports. The 5-way controller cracked for no reason, although it still worked. When we got home, Amazon exchanged it for the NEW model graphite DX for Free! To say we got the deal is an understatement. Way to go eBsy!
After wanting a tablet computer, but not able to decide which one - I decided to try a "basic" reader. After doing some research, I wanted to go with an Amazon product with 3G and a keyboard. The ability to play audiobooks and text to speech was just as important. I also wanted storage to hold more than few books, so there really was only one option - the Kindle Keyboard w/4GB storage and 3G.
All the praise this device has been given is totally on target. It just works. No fuss, no hassle, and I'm able to hold and operate it with one hand (left or right). I'm also a page flipper - often going back to re-read or recheck something. The forward/backward buttons are logically placed and work quickly.
I recently was on a 5 hour flight, and I easily spent half the time reading. Battery life is as good as advertised, and once charged you can go weeks without worrying about power.
My only complaint is that I wish the built in web browser was quicker and didn't give so many "site page can't be read" errors, but it has no problem with the Amazon site (ha - no surprise there!)