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Amazon Kindle 3 3G / Wi-Fi eBook Reader

The third generation of Amazon's wireless reading device.

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A former avid reader is back in the saddle!

  • Nov 29, 2010
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Years ago it would have been rare to find me without a book. I was reading an average of 1-2 books per week and had stacks of books around my home. Unfortunately over several years with two growing kids, a full time job and running a household; I found that I had lost the enjoyment and escape that books had given me.

I have been aware of the Kindle since the original one was released. I thought it was interesting, but since I wasn't reading as much it didn't seem worth my money. Fast forward several years to the announcement of the Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi and now Amazon had my attention. I had been using the Kindle App on my iPod touch and seeing myself beginning to read again had me feeling like it might be time to splurge for the real thing.

When the pre-sale started I ordered the Wi-Fi one immediately and actually several hours passed before I convinced myself that I should go for the 3G version instead. Even though Wi-Fi can be found in many places around me, I decided that I didn't ever want there to be a time that I couldn't get a new book. So I canceled one pre-order and placed the other!

Now that I have had my Kindle for about 3 months I am so happy that I went for it. I carry it everywhere, use it daily and have had more times that I can remember where I was thankful for the 3G. I did buy the Leather Cover to protect it, the Kandle LED Book Light for use in dimly lit areas and also this Kindle Accessory Kit. I haven't had any issues in regards to the Kindle itself, everything has been smooth sailing. The best feature in my opinion, is the lack of screen glare when reading in the sun - love it! In fact it was that feature that I used to convince my sister to buy a Kindle recently, rather than a major book retailers e-reader.

Obviously I am pleased with my purchase and can recommend the Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device to anyone considering it. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment and I'll respond as quickly as possible.

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Amazon announced a new generation of the Kindle on July 28, 2010.   While Amazon does not officially add numbers to the end of each Kindle denoting its generation, most reviewers, customers and press companies refer to this updated Kindle as the "Kindle 3".

The Kindle 3 is available in two versions. One of these, the Kindle Wi-Fi, is initially priced at US$139 / GB£109, and connects to the Internet exclusively via public or private Wi-Fi networks. The other version, considered a replacement to the Kindle 2, is priced at US$189 / GB£149 and includes both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. The new Kindle with 3G is available in two colors: classic white and graphite. Both models use the new E-ink "Pearl" display, which Amazon claims is 50% better in contrast - a claim that is backed up by early user reports.

Among other hardware changes Kindle 3 has a larger 1750 mAh lithium polymer battery, AnyDATA DTP-600W 3G GSM modem and Atheros AR6102G 802.11bg WiFi chip.

The third generation Kindle is 0.5 inches shorter and 0.5 inches narrower than the Kindle 2. It supports additional fonts and international Unicode characters. An experimental browser based on the popular WebKit platform is included, as well as text-to-speech menu navigation. Internal memory is expanded to 4 GB. The battery can allegedly last for up to one month of reading with the wireless radios turned off.

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