Amazon made the breakthrough worldwide with the release of the Kindle, their entry into the sector of e-book hardware. The primary edition includes a six-inch diagonal display with 800 x 600 pixel resolution as well as 256 MB of internal storage. However, there are lots of unexpected things about the latest version of Amazon Kindle. The newest Kindle will be launched in August and will be available in two versions including a $ 189 version equipped with built-in 3G wireless and a $ 139 version with Wi-Fi only. Also, this new Kindle is seen to feature a high-contrast screen, enhanced battery life and lighter weight, and a bargain for book lovers.
In terms of its specs, the Kindle is the latest generation e-ink book reader, making use of the same display as the Sony PRS-505 and Bookeen Cybook 3rd generation. More specifically, this product features 600×800 Electronic paper display, 4 gray levels, SD card slot, EVDO wireless available with the Sprint nationwide network, replaceable lithium-ion battery, USB port for computer connection, and such formats as Mobipocket, Kindle e-book, Audible audio book, plain text, MP3, or other formats via Amazon conversion service.
Amazon has upgraded the Kindle, giving the world’s most well-known e-reader a much-needed facelift for the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons.
Compared with the other e-book devices, Amazon has put a giant step forward with the tight integration of the Whispernet service and Kindle Store which enables users to search and make annotations, use wireless delivery of newspapers and magazines
In terms of its price, the Kindle can store 200 e-books. New York Times bestsellers are sold with the price of $ 10 whereas the classics can be purchased at $ 1.99 each. In addition, users can buy subscriptions to newspapers with the price from $ 5.99 to $ 14.99 monthly. For $ 1.25 to $ 3.49 monthly, users are able to buy magazine subscriptions. However, currently Kindle merely goes on sale in the U.S as Amazon Whispernet which provides the download of Kindle’s content can not be utilized worldwide.
In terms of its hardware, the Kindle is bigger than the Sony Reader, between pocket and trade paperback book size
Like paper, this version is reflective, so it can be used in full daylight and at about any angle and reading for hours on it does not look like looking into a light bulb
Lots of stunning cases can be used to make Kindle more attractive to users
The Kindle is contained in a book-like box and consists of some essential accessories like USB cable, AC adapter, and protective cover
Amazon Kindle can be the winner in the battle with other powerful rivals like Apple iPad
Some noticeable books now are available in the Kindle Store through Odyssey Editions such as Hunter S, Thompson’s Fear, Loathing in Las Vegas, Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, Oliver Sacks’ The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
In terms of its software, with the Kindle, users can add a note, looking up new words in the line in the on-board dictionary, or connect to Wikipedia, the Kindle Store, or the web
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