Book lovers around the world are enjoying the luxury of being able to carry 3,500 books with them wherever they go, thanks to Amazon’s Kindle e-reader. Kindle is sleek, stylish and lighter than paperback. You can choose from among millions of books including best sellers, get free or buy at extremely low prices, download using Wi-Fi and start reading within seconds.
For business executives, Kindle helps you carry all your documents with its value added .pdf reader. For those who would like to listen to a story, Kindle offers Read-to-Me which converts English text into speech. Audio books are also available at Audible.com and are read by world-class narrators. In U.S. there are hundreds of ‘Kindle Libraries’ from where you can borrow a book using a ‘library card’.
Besides, share your purchases with your friends using ‘Kindle Book Lending’ where you can lend books to other Kindle users for a period of 14 days.
Kindle supports some of the latest technologies, which makes your reading experience real. High contrast E Ink Screen with Pearl Technology which displays sharper, clearer text allows you to read like real paper with no glare even in bright sunlight. Fast and quiet page turn buttons help you read seamlessly without disturbing others around you. Several text sizes and new fonts give you the flexibility to adjust it according to your convenience.
Having once downloaded your books and fully charging your Kindle Reader, you can use it for up to 30 hours without the need to recharge.
Built-in Wi-Fi helps you connect to your network at home and Wi-Fi hotspots at public places. Now Kindle DX is available with 3G letting you download books, journals, music and podcasts on the go. With prices varying from $139 to $379 depending on screen sizes of 6″ and 9.7″, you can choose one that fits your budget and pocket.
Amazon’s latest product the Kindle Tablet based on Google’s Android platform is slated to be launched in September 2011.