Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 6″ Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology


Kindle is Amazon’s Revolutionary Wireless Reading Device

Kindle is Amazon #1 bestselling item for two years running. It’s also the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Amazon. Now it’s even better. I do not know why I waited to long to have it, it has so many features and so many books all in in slim carrying case, that I can take my whole books with me, without lugging all the weight.

Here are some of the reviews by top magazines and sites;

Simply put, it’s the best dedicated ebook reader you can buy… Amazon has managed to increase the contrast on the Kindle in a way that sets it above the Nook, Sony Readers, or any other dedicated ebook reader we’ve tested.” – PC Magazine
“Battery life is long enough for space shuttle missions.” – Wired
“New Kindle leaves rivals farther back.” – New York Times
Its solid build quality, along with its improved design, integrated store, and cross-platform transportability… all add up to a winner that shoots to the head of the pack.” – PC World

Some of the Features:

  • * All-New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen – 50% better contrast with latest E Ink Pearl technology* Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare* New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts* New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6″ size reading area* 15% Lighter – Only 8.7 ounces, weighs less than a paperback* Battery Life of One Month – A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off* Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 books* Books in 60 Seconds – Download books anytime, anywhere* Free 3G Wireless – No monthly payments, no annual contracts* Built-In Wi-Fi – In addition to the 3G wireless, you can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots

    * 20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading

    * Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights

    * New WebKit-Based Browser – Free 3G web browsing (experimental)

Top 21 reasons why you should own the Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 6″ Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

  1. New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen with Pearl Technology
    50% better contrast. The clearest text and sharpest images with latest E Ink Pearl display.
  2. Read in Bright Sunlight
    Unlike LCD screens, Kindle’s screen reads like real paper, with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.
  3. Lighter Than a Paperback
    At only 8.7 ounces and 1/3 of an inch thin, Kindle is lighter than a paperback and thinner than a magazine.
  4. Holds 3,500 Books
    We doubled Kindle’s storage so you can carry up to 3,500 books.
  5. Battery Life of Up to One Month
    A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off. Keep wireless always on and go for up to 10 days without recharging.
  6. Free 3G Wireless
    No annual contracts, no monthly fees. Download books anytime, anywhere.
  7. Global 3G Coverage
    Travel the globe and still get books in under 60 seconds with wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories.
  8. Built-In Wi-Fi
    Connect to Wi-Fi hotspots at home or on the road. Includes free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S.
  9. Quieter Page Turn Buttons
    Quieter page turning means you won’t disturb your partner when you want to read all night.
  10. Share Meaningful Passages
    Share meaningful passages with friends and family with built-in Twitter and Facebook integration.
  11. Simple to Use
    Kindle is ready to use right out of the box – no setup, no software to install, no computer required.
  12. Improved PDF Reader
    Now with new dictionary lookup, notes and highlights, and support for password protected PDFs. Easily carry all of your documents on the go.
  13. Read-to-Me
    With Text-to-Speech, Kindle can read English-language content out loud to you.
  14. Worry-Free Archive
    Books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon. Re-download books wirelessly for free, anytime.
  15. Read Everywhere with Whispersync
    Your Kindle books can be read on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, Android device, and BlackBerry. Our Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
  16. Kindle Book Lending
    Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users for 14 days.
  17. Free Book Samples
    Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
  18. Low Book Prices
    Over 610,000 books are $9.99 or less, including 79 current New York Times Best Sellers.
  19. Free, Out-of-Copyright Books
    Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are available such as Pride and Prejudice.
  20. Books in 60 Seconds
    With fast, free wireless delivery, you can start reading books in less than 60 seconds. No computer required.
  21. Massive Selection
    Over 810,000 books, including 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers, plus audiobooks, periodicals and blogs.

Why is E Ink Easier on the Eyes than LCD?

Here are some of the technical reasons:

  • Ambient brightness: Every time your eye switches from a bright screen (like LCD) to the dimmer ambient room, your eyes adjust which may result in fatigue. With E Ink, the page is the same brightness as everything else in the room so there’s no adjustment needed.
  • No parallax: Parallax is the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer. Text on an E Ink screen does not appear to shift at different viewing angles.
  • Less glare: All E Ink surfaces are treated to be matte like a printed page. Most LCDs are not, which creates glare and decreases legibility.
  • Uniform contrast ratio: The contrast ratio of an LCD varies detectably with viewing angle. E Ink’s contrast is uniform, so you can read comfortably at any angle.
  • No aperture ratio loss: LCDs have tiny black gaps between each pixel, but E Ink screens have 100% aperture ratio. The blacks and whites on an E Ink screen are uniform, improving image quality.

How Electronic Ink Works

Electronic ink screens work using ink, just like books and newspapers, but display the ink particles electronically. People who see the display for the first time do a double take because the screen looks like real paper.

No Eye Strain – Reads Like Real Paper, Not a Computer Screen

Kindle’s electronic ink display is ideal for reading because it does not create the same eyestrain as reading on traditional backlit LCD tablets or laptops.

Clearer Text and the Sharpest Display

Electronic ink uses actual ink to create crisp, print-like text similar to what you see in a physical book. Kindle’s proprietary, hand-built fonts take advantage of the special characteristics of the ink to make letters clear and sharp.

No Glare, Even in Bright Sunlight

Kindle’s screen reflects light like ordinary paper, eliminating the glare created by backlit LCD displays on tablets or smart phones. Kindle can be read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.

Technical Details

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Included in the box

  • Kindle wireless reader
  • U.S. power adapter
    (supports 100V-240V)
  • USB 2.0 cable
    (for connection to the Kindle power adapter or to connect to a computer.)
Display Amazon’s 6″ diagonal electronic paper display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.
Size (in inches) 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″ (190 mm x 123 mm x 8.5 mm).
Weight 8.7 ounces (247 grams).
System Requirements None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer.
Storage 4GB internal (approximately 3GB available for user content).
Battery Life A single charge lasts for up to a month with wireless off. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 10 days. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content. In low-coverage areas or in EDGE/GPRS-only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 4.5 hours via the included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.
3G Connectivity HSPDA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide wireless coverage via AT&T’s 3G high-speed data network in the U.S. and partner networks outside of the U.S.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n (in b or g compatibility mode) standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) for connection to the Kindle U.S. power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.
Audio 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, rear-mounted stereo speakers.
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Included Accessories U.S. power adapter (supports 110V-240V), USB 2.0 cable, rechargeable battery.
Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online.
Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the Kindle License Agreement and Terms of Use.

Source: Amazon

Need More Reasons?

Get Books in 60 Seconds
Whispernet utilizes Amazon’s optimized technology plus a high-speed data network to enable you to wirelessly search, discover, and download content on the go. Your books and periodicals are delivered via Whispernet in less than 60 seconds. Wireless download times can vary based on 3G or EDGE/GPRS coverage, signal strength, and file size. See wireless coverage map for availability.

No Monthly Wireless Bills or Annual Contracts
No monthly wireless bills or commitments. Amazon pays for Kindle’s wireless connectivity so you won’t see a monthly wireless bill. There is no wireless setup – you are ready to shop, purchase, and read right out of the box. See Wireless Terms and Conditions.

Your Kindle may use wireless connectivity to make other services available, such as wireless delivery of personal documents, which may require an additional charge. For more information, see Wireless Terms and Conditions.

Global 3G Coverage
Travel the globe and still get books in under 60 seconds. Kindle uses GSM technology—the most popular mobile wireless standard – with wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, such as Australia, Hong Kong, Germany, Japan, Norway, Spain, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and many others. Stay in touch with news from home by having your newspaper and magazine subscriptions delivered wirelessly while you travel. See wireless coverage map for availability.

For U.S. customers traveling abroad, additional charges apply for wireless delivery of periodical subscriptions. For details, click here. To avoid any charges, you can always download items via your computer and transfer them to your Kindle using USB or a Wi-Fi connection.

New, Built-In Wi-Fi
Kindle automatically detects nearby Wi-Fi networks at school, home, or your favorite café. At a hotel or café that requires a password? Simply enter the password and connect to the network. Once you have added a Wi-Fi network, Kindle will automatically connect to that network the next time you’re near the hotspot. Kindle does not currently connect to enterprise or peer-to-peer networks.

Free Access at AT&T Hotspots
Enjoy free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S. for shopping and downloading Kindle content — no AT&T registration, sign-in, or password required.

Holds up to 3,500 Books
The ultimate travel companion, Kindle weighs 8.7 ounces and holds up to 3,500 books. No longer pick and choose which books fit in your carry-on. You can always have your entire Kindle library with you.

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Source: Kindle 3G Wireless Review From Parenting Headquarters

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