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Amazon is doing it again in releasing a new even more affordable 6-inch Kindle e-Book Reader, now you can get it for just $139 USD (currently available for pre-orders only) and enjoy reading electronic books just like you would do with a normal book printer on paper. The new and more affordable Kindle Wi-Fi is just does not have a 3G modem built-in like in the bit more expensive Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi available for $189 USD, but that is not such a big issue as you can easily find wireless hotspots almost everywhere nowadays…
Amazon’s Kindle WiFi Specifications:
– Display: 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: 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″ (190 mm x 123 mm x 8.5 mm).
– Weight: 8.5 ounces (241 grams).
– 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 3 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content.
– 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.
– Wi-Fi Connectivity: Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b or 802.11g standard; does not connect to enterprise 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.
Amazon is now offering a PC version for their Kindle E-book reader solution, you can download the reader for free or even get it pre-installed on select Asus Laptops and Netbooks. With Kindle on your PC you’ll get access to the full library of books in electronic format that you can download digitally and read directly on your computer. You can choose from more than 540,000 of the most popular books to read, including 96 of 112 New York Times Best Sellers, covering just about any topic you can think of.
With Kindle for PC you can read thousands of free books, including popular classics such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island and others just like you would with the dedicated Kindle E-Book reader, but on your own computer. The full commercial book catalog of Amazon has books starting from $9.99 USD that you can get immediately on your computer and start reading, without having to wait for them to arrive. And of course you can also read them on a Kindle device if you do own one of these E-Book readers…
Besides the hardware Kindle E-Book reader and the PC version of Kindle you can also get a free Kindle reader software on your Mac, iPhone, BlackBerry and iPad with an application for Android-based devices coming very soon.
– List of the Asus laptops with Kindle pre-installed…
– The first 6-inch Kindle Wireless E-Book Reading Device
– The Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device for electronic books
– For the complete list of all E-Books available for Kindle…