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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kindle: Amazon's 6" Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation)


1. Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines.
2. Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback.
3. Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots.
Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required.
4. Improved Display: Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and even crisper images.
5. Longer Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging.
6. More Storage: Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books.
7. Faster Page Turns: 20% faster page turns.
8. Read-to-Me: With the new text-to-speech feature, Kindle can read every newspaper, magazine, blog, and book out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable.
9. Large Selection: Over 285,000 books plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs available.
10.Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.

Kindle: Amazon's 6 wireless reading device

Technical Details
1. Display: 6" diagonal E Ink® electronic paper display, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.
2. Size (in inches): 8" x 5.3" x 0.36".
3. Weight: 10.2 ounces.
4. System requirements: None, because it doesn't require a computer.
5. Storage: 2GB internal (approximately 1.4GB available for user content).
6. Battery Life: Read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two weeks.
7. Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours and supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.
8. Connectivity: EVDO modem with fallback to 1xRTT; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide U.S wireless coverage via Sprint's 3G high-speed data network.
9. USB Port: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) for connection to the Kindle power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.
10. Audio: 3.5mm stereo audio jack, rear-mounted stereo speakers.
11. Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; PDF, HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
12. Included Accessories: Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, rechargeable battery. Book cover sold separately.
13. Documentation: Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].
14. Warranty and Service: 1 year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2 year Extended Warranty sold separately.

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