Kindle: Amazon's Wireless Reading Device

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Kindle is the new way to read whether at home or on the go. Kindle is a wireless reading device that uses an electronic paper display and downloads content from Amazon. Kindle can be used without a computer and holds up to 3,500 books!

Today, Amazon's Kindle Store has more than 285,000 books available, plus top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. This is just the beginning. Amazon's vision is to have every book ever printed, in any language, all available in under 60 seconds on Kindle. They won't stop until they get there.

Not sure which Kindle is right for you? Compare, then decide...

KINDLE eREADER FAMILY
 
kindle paperwhite
kindle
kindle keyboard 3g
 
Screen Size
6"
6"
6"
Display Technology
Paperwhite Built-in light
E Ink Pearl
E Ink Pearl
Resolution / Pixel Density
212 PPI
167 PPI
167 PPI
Audio
-
-
Stereo speakers
Connectivity
Free 3G + Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Free 3G + Wi-Fi
Storage
2GB on device + Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
2GB on device + Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
4GB on device + Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Dimensions
6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36"
6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34"
7.5" x 4.8" x 0.34"
Weight
7.8 oz
7.5 oz
5.98 oz
8.7 oz
Processor
-
-
-
Battery Life
8 weeks, wireless off
4 weeks, wireless off
8 weeks, wireless off

 

KINDLE FIRE FAMILY
 
kindle fire hd 8.9
kindle fire hd
kindle fire
 
Screen Size
8.9"
7"
7"
Display Technology
HD LCD
HD LCD
LCD
Resolution / Pixel Density
1920x1200, up to 1080p HD
1280x800, up to 720p HD
1024x600
Audio
Dolby Audio, dual stereo speakers
Dolby Audio, dual-driver stereo speakers
Stereo speakers
Connectivity
4G LTE + Dual-band,dual-antenna Wi-Fi
Dual-band,dual-antenna Wi-Fi
Dual-band,dual-antenna Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Storage
16GB or 32GB on device + Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
32GB or 64GB on device + Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
16GB or 32GB on device + Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
8GB on device + Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Dimensions
9.45" x 6.5" x 0.35"
7.6" x 5.4" x 0.4"
7.44" x 4.72" x 0.45"
Weight
20 oz
13.9 oz
14.1 oz
Processor
Dual-core,
1.5GHz OMAP4470
Dual-core,
1.2GHz OMAP4460
Battery Life
10 hours continuous use
11 hours continuous use
8.5 hours continuous use


Perfect for reading

Reads Like Real Paper, No Glare Even in Bright Sunlight

Kindle uses an electronic ink screen that looks and reads like real paper. The matte screen reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room. Unlike tablet screens, Kindle has no glare.

Lighter Than a Paperback

Less than 6 ounces, Kindle is lighter than most paperback books, and weighs half as much as many tablets, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand for extended periods of time.

One-Month Battery Life

Kindle also has the advantage of significantly lower power consumption than tablets. Kindle does not require power to maintain a page of text, allowing you to read for up to a month on a single charge, with wireless off and a half hour of reading per day, versus hours on a tablet or smart phone.

Sharp, Clear Text

Kindle uses actual ink particles and proprietary, hand-built fonts to create crisp, print-like text similar to what you see in a physical book. The screen's 100% aperture ratio means no gaps between pixels. The blacks and whites on the screen are uniform, improving image quality.

Easy on the Eyes

Every time your eyes switch from a bright screen to a dimmer, ambient room, your eyes have to adjust, which may result in fatigue. With Kindle the page is the same brightness as everything else in the room so there's no adjustment needed.

Read in Any Position

When you read for long periods of time, you often switch positions to get more comfortable. Kindle has a uniform contrast ratio that does not change with your viewing angle, so you can read in any position.

 

Massive selection - Lowest prices

Massive Selection

Millions of books, newspapers, and magazines, including the latest best sellers, Kindle Singles, and more.

Free Books in the Public Domain

Millions of titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice, are available for free.

Free Book Samples

Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Buy Once, Read Everywhere

Enjoy your purchased content in any way you choose. Kindle books can be read on Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, BlackBerry, Mac, PC, or web browsers with our free Kindle Reading Apps.

Lowest Book Prices

Over 600,000 books are less than $4.99; over a million are less than $9.99.

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

With Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from over 180,000 books, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers, to read for free - as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. Read all 7 Harry Potter books in 5 languages.

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Over 180,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen Covey, Andy Borowitz, and Karen McQuestion.

Borrow From Your Public Library

Borrow Kindle books from your public library and start reading on your Kindle.