What Is Kindle - And Why Would I Want It?

Kindle is a new product from Amazon that is a book reader device. It allows you to read your books via a 6″ display screen on the device.

The new Kindle is as thin as a pencil and will hold over 1500 books, which are also stored in online user accounts and can be redownloaded at any time.

With the new text-to-speech feature, Kindle can read your newspaper, magazine, blog, or book out loud to you. Let it read to you while you sit back and relax. Better yet, have it read the morning newspaper to you while you are driving to work.

Or in the kitchen - you could have your Kindle read a recipe to you while you prepare the ingredients.

Books plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs are available. Your books and periodicals are delivered via Whispernet in less than 60 seconds. And unlike WiFi, you never have to hunt for a hotspot. No computer is needed for downloading. Your books come straight to your reader.

No monthly wireless bills, data plans, or commitments. Amazon pays for Kindle's wireless connectivity so you won't see a wireless bill. There is no wireless setup--you are ready to shop, purchase and read right out of the box.

Imagine having a subscription to the Wall Street Journal. For only $9.95 a month, the Wall Street Journal will be waiting for you on your Kindle every morning.

Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. Each Kindle has a unique and customizable e-mail address. This allows you and your approved contacts to e-mail Word, PDF documents, and pictures wirelessly to your Kindle for a small per document fee--currently only 10¢ per document. Kindle supports wireless delivery of unprotected Microsoft Word, PDF, HTML, TXT, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PRC and MOBI files.

Don't want to pay the dime? If you would like to avoid the fee, you can send attachments to "name"@free.kindle.com to be converted and e-mailed to your computer. You can then transfer the document to your Kindle using your USB connection.

There are six different type sizes on the Kindle 2. You might be able to get rid of the darn reading glasses when using the Kindle!

It has a healthy 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. The Kindle fully charges in approximately four hours and supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.

Other cool features include:
Built-in Dictionary with Instant Lookup
FREE Wireless Access to Wikipedia
Search within a book, access your library, the Kindle Store, or even the Web

Kindle does not require a personal computer. Amazon has built its own network on the back of Sprint's EVDO wireless cellphone network. There are no separate fees or monthly billings for use of Kindle's wireless access, and all titles and services for Kindle can be purchased through the wireless access provided through the device.

I love the Kindle. I can read it in the dark or in bright sunlight. I can buy new books without running to the bookstore. And, I have the technology of the internet in my purse ready when I am.

Follow this link to read more: Kindle 2: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation)

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Anonymous said...

I got my Kindle last month for my birthday. I hadn't bought one for myself because I thought they were too expensive.

They are worth the money. I wish I had bought myself one a long time ago.

I love not having to lug books around and saving trees is always important to me.

If the price were a little cheaper, I would buy 12 more to give as gifts.

Anonymous said...

I've had mine since November. It's handy. I do use it. But I thought I would use it more. Maybe I just don't have the time I used to have.

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