Here is a table to make a decision to buy a Kindle you desire. I have confined myself here with e-ink Kindle. Sometime later I’ll do a similar list for Kindle Fire. Remember, Amazon doesn’t sell Kindle Touch any more. That’s why it is completely out of picture in making decision. I think there are three groups of people who are thinking about buying a Kindle: (1) people who has never got an eReader, (2) people who has only first generation Kindle, and (3) people who own Kindle Touch or Kindle Keyboard. I excluded those who have very basic non-touch Kindles. It’s easy for these people to More >
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Your school or business can now extend the benefits of Kindle to its students, employees, or customers. Whether you’re looking to distribute literature for class or use Kindle for your corporate training or incentive program, Whispercast helps you reduce the administrative cost and complexity of sending Kindle content and managing your Kindles.
Amazon has released send to Kindle – a Google Chrome browser extension for Kindle. You can send send content like news articles, blog posts, and other web content to your Kindle to read later from the web to your Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps. You can send content to one or more Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps or you can simply archive it in your Kindle Library to download later. Your last page read along with bookmarks, notes and highlights are automatically synchronized across your Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps. Amazon promises that ‘send to Kindle’ for Mozilla More >
- Kindle Paperwhite is the best Kindle we’ve ever made by far, but there are certain limitations and changes from prior generations that we want you to know about.Kindle Paperwhite does not have audio or Text-to-Speech. This makes the device smaller and lighter than it would otherwise be. Audio and an improved Text-to-Speech engine are supported on Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.
- Under certain lighting conditions, the illumination at the bottom of the screen from the built-in light is not perfectly even. See examples More >
A few days back ReadWriteWeb has run a story regarding iTune and Kindle magazine subscription cost comparing with Zinio, and user experience in three platforms. We reported the story here. The main point of that piece was that Apple and Amazon are charing high for digital magazine subscription even though the user experiences in both platforms are no way better than Zinio. However, ReadWriteWeb didn’t compare the prices/costs of the same magazine title across platforms making it impossible to find how much more you’re paying for such subscription.Magazine Title Kindle Price More >
ReadWriteWeb has just run a story about cost of digital magazine subscription comparing Zinio, iTunes, and Kindle. As you can see from the following table (thanks to ReadWriteWeb), the subscription cost is far less than the others. Although the story didn’t compare the prices for same magazine across three platforms, it can still be said that Zinio offers better prices. More importantly, the reading experience is way far better with Zinio on iPad. Kindle app on iPad can’t offer better subscription management of magazines. And magazines on any Amazon Kindle devices are not rich in terms of More >
Kindle Paperwhite got less than one-fifth games and active content than Kindle Touch and Kindle Keyboard
Kindle. Kindle Store › Popular Games & Active Content for the All-New Kindle. 287Paperwhite. Kindle Store › Games & Active Content. 48Touch. Kindle Store › Popular Games & Active Content for the Kindle Touch. 194Keyboard. Kindle Store › Kindle Games & Active Content. 356Apple iPad Mini MD544LL/A (32GB, Wi-Fi + Verizon 4G, White)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (16GB, Deep Grey)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (16GB, White)
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Matthew Petrof on his blog has posted a piece on how to install a weather station on newly released black Kindle. He expressed his desire to build such kind of utility on e-ink display this way:
Ever since I first learned about electronic paper, I’ve thought it would be perfect to display some sort of regularly updated, but not real-time, data such as the current date, an agenda, or the weather forecast. Unfortunately, e-paper displays have always cost more than I was willing to spend on such a project. However, with the price of Amazon’s cheapest Kindle recently dropped to $69, I decided More >
Kindle Singles are short-form books that typically sell for $0.99-$2.99 each. Kindle Singles are halfway between a magazine article (under 5,000 words) and a book (over 30,000 words). There are now more than 200 Kindle Singles available on Kindle Store now. According to Jeff Bezos, Amazon has sold 3.5 million Kindle Singles to date, and 35 of which have reached the Kindle Top 50.
Kindle Serialshave been introduced with the release of new Kindles. Bezos wants to bring back an old literature publishing strategy in the digital era: serials. Just as Charles Dickens used to More >
After Amazon announced its new set of Kindles we didn’t hear anything from its competitors like B&N. However, it was well-known at that time that B&N will announce a new Nook Color in the early November. And now we know the announcement is coming on November 7. In preparation of that B&N is going to lower the price of Nook Color 1 according to some leaked Wal-Mart flyer. Now we have another leaked document showing Nook Touch is going to be sold at $99.
With an Amazon prime membership, Kindle owners can now choose from thousands of books to borrow for free – including over 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers – as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. No other e-reader or ebookstore offers such a service. With an annual Prime membership, the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is included at no additional cost. Millions of Prime members enjoy free two-day shipping, More >
Kindle Touch – both wifi and 3G – is expected to be released November 21, and a lot of people are excited to have multi-touch ereader from Amazon. While Amazon has added new features (with touch Kindles)like X-Ray (a new feature that lets customers explore the “bones of the book.” With a single tap, readers can see all the passages across a book that mention ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics that interest them, as well as more detailed descriptions from Wikipedia and Shelfari, Amazon’s community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers), and EasyReach (a new type More >
There are now five different variants of Kindle available on Amazon Kindle Store. While Amazon website has a great details regarding each models, they are not enough to compare the models so easily due to scattered information – little bit here, little bit there. I’ve tried to compile the information pointing to the differences between different models rather than similarities. This makes buying decision easy. I hope it will help you. If you’ve any question, please drop a line in the comment area. If I miss anything let me know. I’ll add that later.