Amazon has just rolled out a new firmware update version 3.3 for all Kindle Keyboards (aka Kindle 3). Here is the detail about the new update. You might know by now that each and every Kindle owner has 5GB personal document storage on your Kindle account. You could email any document to your Kindle account from your computer, and send it to Kindle after conversion. Now this document is stored in the personal storage. What Amazon has done with this new updates is that you can now download and archive your documents from your Kindle on the cloud from anywhere. In addition, all your boomarks and More >
Kindle textbooks can be rented for a period typically between 30 and 360 days, providing the flexibility to pay only for the amount of time you need with a book. You don’t have to own Kindle or Kindle Fire to rent eTextbook. You can use free Kindle reading apps for your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android device, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry – wherever you’d like to read your textbook.
Books that are eligible for rental will have a message on the product detail page: “Rent this book.”
Use the calendar to select your rental period. The minimum rental duration is typically 30 days and the maximum is More >
Amazon has recently introduced ‘Kindle Daily Deals’. Under the deals, Amazon offers everyday one ebook at a very high discount. However, sometimes these deals are not available for Kindle owners in other countries. This makes international Kindle owners unhappy. Amazon doesn’t mention whether the specific deal is U.S.-only or not. Customers get frustrated when they try to buy the deal ebooks, and find them not being eligible to purchase the item. In the Kindle discussion forum there is thread “Amazon: Keep the Daily Deal’s price for everyone, or remove it“.
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Amazon has released a new software update for new Wifi Kindle. Apparently, new Kindle wifi is being shipped with software version 4.0. The new upgrade version is 4.0.1. Click here for information on the new upgrade, and instructions.
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Kindle features fast, smooth page turns that do not refresh the E Ink display on every page turn. If you prefer to have your display refresh with every page turn, install the update below. After your Kindle is updated, it will have a new “Page Refresh” option within Kindle Settings for turning on/off page refresh on every page turn.
That’s the talking point in one of the thread on Kindle discussion forum. Apparently the discussion stared after a blog post Tom’s Hardware. According to the blog, low price comes at the cost of lower quality screen. See the quality in picture. Tom mentions:
We called up E Ink Corporation to ask if this was a batch-related issue, and was told that this is most likely due to Amazon choosing a particular grade of display panels. So, while the new Kindle comes at a lower price, the company is probably cutting its costs as well by using a slightly cheaper display.
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Amazon has launched French Kindle Store, and the new French Kindle wifi is available for pre-order. No words yet regarding other models of Kindle yet. The price is EUR 99, which is equivalent to US$130. This is not ads supported one. That’s for U.S. only. However, non-ad supported U.S. kindle wifi is only US$109. In other words, Amazon is charging more on French Kindle.The Kindle will be available October 14, 2011.
Here is the list of what the French kindle Store offers now:
Amazon has enabled an option to remove the in-built advertisements from Kindles those are being sold “with special offers”. For example, you have purchased a new Kindle wifi at $79 with special offer. The ads are shown on the Home screen of the Kindle. They are not shown while you’re reading. However, you have decided to get rid of adds. The only way you can do it by going to “Manage Your Devices” page and unsubscribe from “Special Offers”.
However, you’ve to remember that you’ll be charged $30 additional once you do that since the price difference between ad-supported and non-ad-supported More >
Amazon store has now at least 6 Kindles to choose from: 5 e-ink Kindle, 1 Kindle Fire Tablet. For a new Kindle enthusiast it’s sometimes hard to figure out which Kindle is more appropriate given some variations in design, interface, connectivity, functionality.
Here we ask you five questions, you answer them, and we’ll suggest you which one best for you. You don’t have to share your email addrerss with us. No information is saved on our database. You can take the test as many times as you want. Just reload the page, and do it again.
We call this KIndle Choice Tool.
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Amazon Kindle eReader lost its number one sales rank on the amazon store. Kindle Fire has now number one in sales rank. In just three days after the announcement of Kindle Fire tablet along with three new kindle eReaders, Kindle eReader has slipped away from top rank for the first time in nearly three years. Kindle touch wifi with special offer now in second position in the ranking. The popularity of tablets, and people’s crave for a cheap but useful tablet (don’t have to be ipad-like) has made this happening. People are buying more Kindle Fire tablets than actual Kindle eReaders. However, More >
Yes, you’ve to remember that when you order a new e-ink Kindle believing that your old one would fit in the new Kindle. The Kindle 3 lighted cover has a hinge system on the side. that’s not the case with new lighted cover. Look at the back of the new Kindle in the picture. The cover design has been changed so that it have contacts the lower back of the Kindle.According to Amazon:
Our cover is designed specifically for the latest generation Kindle and secures your device without any hinges or straps. Simply place your Kindle into the form-fitted interior of the cover and then gently press the More >
GigaOM have just published first hands-on on new $79 Kindle, which is the only one now available in store among 4 new Kindles Amazon has announced on Wednesday. You probably already now all the differences. I would better post some selective pictures from GigaOM website for you:
Picture courtesy: GigaOM
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have the storage. Previously, you could sent any document from your approved email addresses (you can add as many email address as you want to send documents) to your “firstname.lastname@example.org” or email@example.com account to be sent back to your Kindle as converted .mobi format. There was no way the original document could have been saved for future use. In fact, Amazon didn’t allow that. Now you have that opportunity.
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The rule is simple:
- you can have a touch screen 3G Kindle for the price of 3rd generation 3G Kindle now with only $10 difference. There is definitely no reason to buy a touch screen 3G Kindle unless some strong fascination for physical keyboard.
- If don’t need 3G service, then you can save $50 – go for a touch screen wifi-only Kindle for $99.
- If you don’t care about touch screen or physical keyboard, the you can save even more – almost $70. Go for a new basic Kindle at $79.
- If you have strong inclination towards tablet and you like to read magazines, and occasionally ebooks, and don’t need More >
Now you have almost whole generation of kindle. Amazon has just released 3 more e-ink Kindles and a android based tablet – Kindle Fire. Glad to know that Amazon didn’t kill 3rd generation Kindles – Kindles with keyboards. But Amazon has created many choices available, specially for prospective new Kindle buyers. From consumers’ perspective, this should to be good. However, it’s also hard to choose a right one that suits your need when you have so many choices with differences in forms and functionality. This problem is even more true for Amazon since consumers have no choices to see it in More >
AppleInsider reports by refering Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has detailed three new kindle products that are expected to be announced at Amazon’s media event this Wednesday. These products are:
- A new 6″ e-ink kindle
- A new 6″ e-ink kindle with touch screen
- A 7″ IPS (e-ink and LCD) kindle tablet
According to AppleInsider report, the tablet ” is expected to be fairly spartan, as it will reportedly not include a camera, GPS, cover glass or 3G data functionality. Kuo also noted that the tablet will run an older version of Google’s Android mobile operating system”. And the price More >