The best selling item on Amazon, for 2 years running, has been the Kindle. Ironically, the Kindle is made by Amazon and is described as Amazon’s revolutionary wireless reading device. When it first hit the market, the Kindle immediately became popular. Finally, there was an electronic device that made sense with us middle aged folks (and older) that is straight from something you would have seen on “The Jetsons”.
If you are new to the Kindle, let me tell you what the rave is all about. The Kindle is a wireless (tablet style) reading device, lighter than a paperback book, that gives you the ability to download books (electronically) via 3G or Wi-Fi. The cool part about the Kindle is that there is no monthly subscription fee or cost to connect to 3G. The cost factors in when you select and download a book. The last time I checked Amazon [CLICK HERE] , there was 1,006,663 books in the Kindle Bookstore.
If you are looking for a convenient way to satisfy that book reading addiction, then the Kindle may be your fix.
Feature Set of the most recent model of Kindle 3G and Wireless:
- 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
- 17% Lighter– Only 8.7 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
- Battery Life of Up to Two Months– A single charge lasts up to two months 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– Browse the web over Wi-Fi (experimental)
- Special Offers – Special offers and sponsored screensavers display on the Kindle screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen—they don’t interrupt reading