Product Review: Amazon Kindle


Amazon.com Inc. is an American multinational e commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, and it is world’s largest online retailer. The firm produces consumer electronics – the Amazon Kindle e book reader, and is a major provider of cloud computing services.
During November 2007, Amazon launched Amazon Kindle, an e book reader which downloads content over Whisper net. Its screen uses E Ink Pearl technology to reduce battery consumption and to provide a more legible matte finish display. During July 2011, Amazon declared that e book sales for its Kindle outnumbered sales of hardcover books for a specific time period.

Product: Kindle Wi-Fi, 6” E Ink Display E Book Reader

1. $79.00 USD – For US residents
2. $109.00 USD – For All other countries

Shipping Cost:
Currently shipping cost is FREE.

Kindle’s high contrast E Ink display delivers clear, crisp text and images that can be read without eye strain either for a short or long reading period. These screens have a uniform contrast ratio and do not change with viewing angle, and hence can be read in any position. These screens have 100% aperture ratio, so there are no gaps between pixels, and hence best readability.
The E Ink screen reads like real paper with no glare and use no backlighting. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in the living room.
Kindle e reader read comfortably with 8 different adjustable font sizes and 3 font styles- all optimized and hand-tuned to provide best reading experience. Its powerful processor is tuned for fast, seamless page turns.
Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters – Cyrillic (Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, Latin & Greek scripts.
Images and photos display crisply on Kindle can be zoomed full screen. Switch between portrait and landscape mode to read maps, graphs, and tables.
It is very easy in Kindle to refer or cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or college or University with real page numbers of the corresponding print book.
Kindle includes ‘The New Oxford American Dictionary’ with over 250,000 entries and for FREE. Simply select the word with the cursor and the definition will display at the bottom of the screen.
Kindle will search every word or phrase inquired across the Kindle Store on Wikipedia or the web using Google Search.
Kindle’s ergonomic design including its page turning buttons located in both sides allows reading and turning pages from any position.
Kindle’s 5-way controller enable precise on-screen navigation for selecting text to highlight or looking up words. No on-screen fingerprints.
Kindle enables to select reading materials from over 1 million books, newspapers, magazines, and Kindle exclusives. Over 80,000 books are $9.99 USD or less. Millions of FREE, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 titles are available.
Other features are available with Kindle excluding the above.
Technical Specifications:

Display: 6” diagonal Electronic Ink display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600x800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16 level gray scale.
Size in Inches: 6.5”x4.5”x0.34” (166mmx114mmx8.7mm)
Weight: 6 ounces (170 grams).
System requirements: None
On-device storage: up to 1400 books or 2GB internal (1.25GB for user content).
Cloud storage: FREE for all Amazon content.
Battery life: A single charge lasts up to 1 month with wireless off based upon a half hour daily reading time. With wireless on, it lasts up to 3 weeks.
Charge time: Fully charges in nearly 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable connected to a computer.
USB port: USB 2.0 (Micro-B connector)
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected set up (WPS). Does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1x authentication methods. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Documentation: Pre-installed Kindle User’s Guide.
Warranty and Service: 1 year limited warranty and service.
Packing Box: Kindle wireless e reader, & USB 2.0 cable.
For Non-US Countries:
o Custom duties, Import taxes, and other fees as applicable from time to time are extra.
o Kindle ships with a micro-USB cable for charging it via a computer port.
o Kindle books, newspapers, and magazines are currently priced and sold in USD only.
o Kindle includes 1 year limited warranty and service.
o Use of Kindle subject to – ‘Kindle License Agreement and Terms of Use’.
For India:
Books will be available to read in Kindle within 60 seconds.
Low book prices- ‘New York Times’ best sellers and New Releases - $11.99 USD, and many
books for less – Over 1,45,000 titles are priced under $5.99 USD.
Customer Service:
• Within USA – 1-866-321-8851 (Toll Free)
• Outside USA - 1-206-266- 0927 (Charges Apply)
Recommendations: BUY

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