Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Amazon Kindle: smaller, thinner, lighter, cheaper (free 3G web browsing)

Amazon has launched a new Kindle.  This device is smaller, thinner, lighter, and cheaper. How cheap? $189. That's a good price. Here's what you get:
• All-New, High-Contrast E-Ink Screen – 50% better contrast than any other e-reader
• 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)
The experimental 3G web browsing sounds like a very interesting feature. If you spend a lot of time reading in bright sunlight, the Kindle could be a great gadget for you.

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