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The Amazon Kindle 3 eReader is all you need to cultivate your hobby of reading, with its ultimate capacity to store up to 3,500 books. Enhance your reading skills with the in-...Read more
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Hassle free reading - but at a price!
I often share my fiction books with friends, so for a long time I didn't consider buying a Kindle, particularly as the price of popular fiction eBooks set by the publishers do...Read more
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A great E-Reader with a good price, but if you want a Tablet, choose iPad.
Bought this to replace my iPad which I found I was only using to read on.

I love the readability of the screen, feels just like a book. Some slight glare when under...Read more
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The Amazon Kindle 3 eReader is all you need to cultivate your hobby of reading, with its ultimate capacity to store up to 3,500 books. Enhance your reading skills with the in-built dictionary lookup, notes and highlights of this Amazon 6-inch eReader. No need to strain your eyes to read, as the E ink Pearl technology of this Amazon tablet PC provides you with a much better contrast, with clear and dark fonts, and fast page turns. Enjoy reading under sunglight too on the Amazon Kindle 3 eReader, with its anti-glare feature that prevents reflection. Download books, articles, audio books, blogs, etc., from the web via the built-in Wi-Fi of this Amazon 6-inch eReader. Show off your sleek and trendy of this Amazon tablet PC, which is as light as a paper bag.

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BrandAmazon
ModelKeyboard
MPNB008-KNDL3WIFINOG
CarrierNot Applicable
EAN0892685001645, 814916011889

Key Features
TypeeBook Reader
Family LineKindle
Display Size6in (15.24 cm)
Hard Drive Capacity4GB
Operating SystemLinux
Internet ConnectivityWi-Fi
Supported File TypesAA, AAX, AZW, BMP, DOC, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MOBI, MP3, PDF, PNG, PRC, TXT

Processor
Processor ManufacturerFreescale
Processor Speed532 MHz

Display and Screen
Display TechE-Ink ® Pearl
Display Max. Resolution800 x 600

Connections and Expandability
Expansion PortsUSB 2.0
PC InterfaceUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi
Wireless capabilitiesBuilt-in Wireless, WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g
Audio InputStereo Input Jack
Audio OutputSpeaker(s)

Dimensions
Height19 cm (7.5")
Width12.3 cm (4.8")
Depth0.851 cm (0.33")
Weight0.241 Kg (0.531 lb.)

Battery
Battery TechnologyLithium polymer
Battery Run TimeUp to 720 hours

Additional Technical Informations
Input MethodKeyboard

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Amazon Kindle Keyboard 4GB, Wi-Fi, 6in
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Hassle free reading - but at a price!

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 28/09/11
I often share my fiction books with friends, so for a long time I didn't consider buying a Kindle, particularly as the price of popular fiction eBooks set by the publishers does not compare favourably with the price of popular fiction offers you can get in most supermarkets these days.
However, once I'd handled one, I was an instant convert.

For me the advantages are:
I can declutter my bookshelves and regain so much room.
I can carry thousands of books in the palm of my hand and read them comfortably.
Reading quality is great with the added bonus of being able to select a typeface and resize the text.
I don't have to hold a book open - it's much easier to read (especially while lying down!).
It has a good battery life, especially if you turn wireless of between purchases, though you need to keep an eye on the battery status indicator so that it doesn't catch you out at an inopportune moment.
Providing you have access to a computer, it's easy to add eBooks that have not been purchased from Amazon using the drag and drop feature.
The unit seems quite robust, though a protective cover of some sort is really a must, and of course this means more financial outlay!
'Sleep' and 'wakeup' modes are instant. It's quicker to carry on reading a Kindle than it is to pick up and open a book.

There are also a few disadvantages:
As mentioned earlier, the price of newly published eBooks does not compare favourably with the price of newly published paperbacks. I recognise the need for authors, etc. to get fair payment for their work but given today's ecological climate and the fact that these books are much cheaper to produce in electronic format, I think there should be more of an incentive to buy books this way in terms of price comparison, especially as the device is a considerable outlay of expense in the first place! (As long as you have access to a computer, you don't have to buy books from Amazon though, and there are some bargains to be had in popular fiction categories of older releases.)
You can share books stored on your Kindle - but only if your friends also have a Kindle. I know the free Kindle reader app is available, but this is not as comfortable and convenient a way of reading eBooks.
Organising the library into collections on the Kindle device itself (without using external software) requires some thought and time.
I wish there were a quicker way of switching the Kindle off (ie. off completely - not into sleep/standby mode)

On a personal note, the screensavers aren't to my taste. I'd like to have the option of personalised collections of screensavers,
I'd also love a reasonably priced colour screen option to be made available to enhance children's picture books and illustrated reference books.
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A great E-Reader with a good price, but if you want a Tablet, choose iPad.

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 18/09/11
Bought this to replace my iPad which I found I was only using to read on.

I love the readability of the screen, feels just like a book. Some slight glare when under direct light, but nothing compared to the iPad's glass screen.
I also like the built in browser. A bit basic, but able to load mobile sites such as Facebook fine.

As this is the 3G model you can browse anywhere you go. I particularly like that the 3G is free to use (apart from Whispersync delivery for documents, which I guess is where Amazon get the funding for it from). This is a minor complaint, however, compared to competition packages that require a monthly bill, so at least you're only paying for what you use. Documents can also be transferred via USB, so there's never really any need for the charge unless you're desparate.

Another thing I like is that books can be transferred to/from a computer freely, which is something iBooks on the iPad lacks. I like being able to read books without having to worry about where they came from. This is especially true when reading lesser-known authors that may not appear in the Kindle store, leaving me free to find their work elsewhere and still enjoy it in my favourite format.

The ability to store highlights and to read highlights that others have stored adds to the experience and is especially sueful when reading research or text books. As a student nurse, I find that being able to store highlighted blocks of text in an easy-to-reach menu invaluable to my studies.

The keyboard is fairly easy to use, although I don't like that the Symbol alternatives aren't labelled on the keyboard, making the whole thing guesswork. This is particularly annoying when inputting passwords that contain numbers. Additionally, the page-turning buttons, while in a nice general position, can sometimes be slightly awkward to reach. However, this may be due to my obsession with slouching in every single chair I sit in.

Having swapped the iPad for this, I have a good idea how both of them function and don't believe that the two can be truly compared. The iPad sits in an entirely different class of device and is a full blown tablet solution rather than a simple E-Reader. With this in mind, I do honestly prefer reading books on the Kindle. If you're looking for more of an alternative to a laptop, however, I'd go for the iPad. However, if you're like me and just need a simple, convinient way to store your library, the Kindle is for you.

The only other thing I miss about the iPad is the ease of use for taking notes in lectures and classes. While I can still use my Macbook, the iPad was a much smaller and transportable solution. While the Kindle is usable, the full-sized keyboard of the iPad is soarly missed.

I've never used another E-Reader before, but based on what I know I'd say that the Kindle is the best bet. It's the best selling E-Reader available. The built in WiFi and 3G make it easy to use anywhere and allow you to download and read a book as fast as you can think about it.
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AMAZON KINDLE 3 3G/ WI-FI PDA

Created: 07/04/11
I have been thinking of buying Amazon Kindle for quite a long time and I finally got one a few days ago. I had read lots of very good reviews about them and I have to say that most of it is true.
It is about the size and weight of a paperback book but the device will hold up to 3500 books. The text size can be changed up to 8 times so any downloaded book can be turned into large print. No more having to pack 3 or 4 paperbacks for your holiday,just download them onto your Kindle.
The printing is very clear and can still be read on the screen in bright sunlight.It is very quick and easy to download a book. It took me about 60 seconds.
The price of ebooks does vary,some are cheaper than paperbacks and some more expensive.
The only negative I can find is that all the ebooks have to be bought from Amazon, but they have such a massive choice that it should not be a problem.
All in all a very good product and my advice to anyone thinking of buting a Kindle is what are you waiting for?
76 of 76 people found this review helpful.
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Fantastic product, highly recommended!

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 05/06/11
I have been thinking about purchasing an e-book reader for some time and have had many recommendations for Kindles from friends and family so i decided to buy one and i am so glad i did!
It's lightweight, portable and hold thousands of books.
There is a range of great books that you can download free from amazon as well as a whole library of titles to buy.
So far i have found all of my favourite authors are available in kindle format and it's so easy to download and get reading.
The reading screen is unbelievable. I honestly thought there was a protective film i had to peel off as it just didn't look like a screen. There is no glare, the text size, font and layout are adjustable to suit you.
Navigation is very easy and there is a comprehensive user guide stored on the memory for you to access at any time.
The only negative thing i can think of is that it is only compatible with Amazon and i cant use other e-books purchased elsewhere. (But as i don't have any others that's ok with me)
I would definitely advise getting a case for your kindle to protect it when not in use or in your bag and maybe a light for use in dim areas. (I don't have one yet but thing it would be useful)
I am so glad i invested in the kindle and would highly recommend it to everyone who likes reading!
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3G version. Great value for money. Perfect for home and on the go use.

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 29/06/11
Bought this product as I do quite a bit of travelling and carrying books can become a bit heavy especially with luggage restrictions on planes.

I chose the 3G/WiFi model as I liked the idea that I could access my Amazon account wherever I was and add new books without having to pay additional charges for internet connectivity.

So far I have not found anything I really dislike about the product and I really like the fact that the screen size is not much smaller then the size of a paperback so I feel like I am reading a very light book.
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