Everything you Should Know About Amazon Kindle

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Today we are going to talk about Amazon Kindle....


Launch of Kindle


In 2007, the Internet commerce company Amazon introduced a $399 electronic book (e-book) reader called the Kindle. The Kindle wasn't the first dedicated e-book reader device, but it didn't really have much competition -- there wasn't a huge demand in the market for e-book readers before the Kindle's launch.

Amazon has two distinct advantages over earlier e-book manufacturers. The first is that the company designed the Kindle to interface seamlessly with Amazon's online store. 

Amazon.com hosts more than a million titles in electronic format. Because the Kindle is wireless, you can access the store without connecting the device to a computer. You can buy a book or subscribe to an electronic version of a newspaper on Amazon and download it directly to the Kindle. 

The second advantage is that Amazon has a large customer base. Both of these factors give the Kindle a leg up on the competition.




Is kindle a tablet?


Kindle is a device specifically designed for a purpose. That is, to allow people to read. That’s it, but it also tries to be the best at what it is designed to do.

Some of the things that make the Kindle better than smartphones and tabs are:
  • eInk - makes reading less stressful for eyesAnti-glare screen - again less stress when you read in brightly lit areas.
  • Battery life - goes weeks instead of days on a single charge.
  • Whispersync - customers can synchronize reading progress, bookmarks, and other information across Kindle hardware and other mobile devices.
  • No distraction - since this is an exclusive reading device, you do not get distracted by calls, e-mails, messages or reminders.

Key benefits and features of a Kindle


  • Stores up to 1,400 books.
  • Special high-contrast screen allows you to read even in bright sunshine with no glare.
  • Clear text and fonts, and a sharp display – what you see resembles a book page.
  • Adjustable text size.
  • Built-in wifi or 3G connection.
  • Battery life of at least a month if wifi is turned off.
  • Page-turning function so you feel as if you’re reading a real book.
  • Integrates with Facebook and Twitter and allows searching on Wikipedia.
  • Never heats up like a laptop.
  • Books can be categorised or stored as collections.
  • Automatic archive function: you can delete books and download them another time.
  • Screen can be rotated for better viewing of pictures, diagrams, maps, etc.
  • Also able to read newspapers, magazines and web pages.
  • In-built keyboard enables searching within a book, a library or online.
  • You can add your own annotations to the text.
  • Automatic bookmark.
  • Built-in Oxford English Dictionary.
  • Password protection.

Types of Kindle


Kindle


This Kindle model is the closest in design and function to the original Kindle. It features a six-inch display that uses Amazon's E Ink technology to create a 16-level gray scale image that doesn't have a glare even in direct sunlight. 

This version of the Kindle is Wi-Fi only, so you'll need to be within range of an active Wi-Fi connection in order to browse and download content. The Kindle has 2 GB of internal storage, with 1.25 GB of that available for use – which translates into room for approximately 1,400 books. 

The device's battery will last for up to one month if the wireless is off, and up to three weeks if the wireless is left on. You control the device using a 5-way controller located just under the screen, along with two page buttons on either side of the device to advance within your book or document. This version of the Kindle is the only one without any audio support.

 


  Kindle Touch


The Kindle Touch has the same 6-inch E Ink screen as the standard Kindle, but this version is actually a touchscreen, allowing you to swipe or tap the display to navigate the menu system or turn the page on your book or document. 

The Kindle Touch also includes a larger battery – which can hold a charge up to two months with wireless turned off – and more storage, with 3 GB of usable space instead of 1.25 GB. 

The Kindle Touch also comes in a 3G version, which allows you to browse content and download books anywhere where you can get an AT&T 3G wireless signal.


 


Kindle Keyboard


The Kindle Keyboard has nearly the same internal specs as the Kindle Touch, although its 6-inch E Ink display is not a touchscreen. The Kindle Keyboard does have a 5-way controller and a full QWERTY keyboard for input, along with two side buttons to advance the page while you're reading. Like the Kindle Touch, the Kindle Keyboard comes in both Wi-Fi and 3G models.


Kindle DX


The Kindle DX is Amazon's largest Kindle, featuring a 9.7-inch E Ink display. The display is high-contrast, allowing for 50 percent better contrast over other E Ink displays. The Kindle DX also features a full QWERTY keyboard, 5-way controller and standard page turning buttons. T

he DX does not have a touchscreen. The Kindle DX's battery will last between two and three weeks with wireless off and it has 3.3 GB of available storage space. The Kindle DX is only available in a 3G version.


Kindle Fire


Half tablet, half eReader, the Kindle Fire occupies an odd place in the Kindle lineup. It features a full-color, 7-inch multi-touch display. The tablet runs on a modified version of Google's Android operating system, allowing you to download and run a large number of applications just like you would on a standard tablet. The device includes 6 GB of available storage and its battery will last for about eight hours during use. The Kindle Fire only comes with a Wi-Fi connection.


Kindle Paperwhite


The Kindle Paperwhite features a high-resolution display (300 ppi) with a built-in light, and Wi-Fi.Kindle Paperwhite guides light toward the surface of the display with its built-in front light—unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes—so you can read comfortably for hours without eyestrain. 

Adjust your screen's brightness for great reading in any light.Kindle Paperwhite won't leave you tethered to an outlet. A single charge can last up to six weeks (based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless turned off and the light setting at ten).



Kindle Voyage


The Kindle Voyage, just like the Paperwhite, features a high-resolution display (300 ppi). The Voyage, however, stands out with an adaptive built-in light, pagepress sensors, and Wi-Fi. Kindle Voyage can be read in bright sunlight or total darkness—and it's smart enough to know the difference. With a new adaptive front light, Kindle Voyage senses the light in your environment, and changes the setting to the ideal brightness.



Kindle Oasis


The Kindle Oasis Designed to feel as light as paper, Kindle Oasis is over 20% lighter and 30% thinner on average than any other Kindle. The handgrip tapers to an ultrathin 0.13” display so you can read comfortably for hours.



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