Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device
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Three years ago, we set out to design and build
an entirely new class of device -- a convenient,
portable reading device with the ability to
wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines, and
newspapers. The result is Amazon Kindle.
We designed Kindle to provide an exceptional
reading experience. Thanks to electronic paper, a
revolutionary new display technology, reading
Kindle's screen is as sharp and natural as reading
ink on paper -- and nothing like the strain and
glare of a computer screen. Kindle is also easy on
the fingertips. It never becomes hot and is
designed for ambidextrous use so both "lefties" and
"righties" can read comfortably at any angle for
long periods of time.
We wanted Kindle to be completely mobile and
simple to use for everyone, so we made it wireless.
No PC and no syncing needed. Using the same 3G
network as advanced cell phones, we deliver your
content using our own wireless delivery system,
Amazon Whispernet. Unlike WiFi, you'll never need
to locate a hotspot. There are no confusing service
plans, yearly contracts, or monthly wireless bills
-- we take care of the hassles so you can just
With Whispernet, you can be anywhere, think of a
book, and get it in one minute. Similarly, your
content automatically comes to you, wherever you
are. Newspaper subscriptions are delivered
wirelessly each morning. Most magazines arrive
before they hit newsstands. Haven't read the book
for tomorrow night's book club? Get it in a minute.
Finished your book in the airport? Download the
sequel while you board the plane. Whether you're in
the mood for something serious or hilarious,
lighthearted or studious, Kindle delivers your
spontaneous reading choices on demand.
And because we know you can't judge a book by
its cover, Kindle lets you download and read the
beginning of books for free. This way, you can try
it out -- if you like it, simply buy and download
with 1-Click, right from your Kindle, and continue
reading. Want to try a newspaper as well? All
newspaper subscriptions start with a risk-free
Kindle's paperback size and expandable memory
let you travel light with your library. With the
freedom to download what you want, when you want,
we hope you'll never again find yourself stuck
without a great read.
We're very proud to introduce Amazon Kindle and
we hope you like it as much as we do.
-- The Amazon Kindle Team
- Revolutionary electronic-paper display
provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that
looks and reads like real paper.
- Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no
- Wireless connectivity enables you to shop
the Kindle Store directly from your
Kindle&emdash;whether you're in the back of a
taxi, at the airport, or in bed.
- Buy a book and it is auto-delivered
wirelessly in less than one minute.
- More than 145,000 books available, including
more than 98 of 112 current New York Times®
- New York Times® Best Sellers and New
Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
- Free book samples. Download and read first
chapters for free before you decide to buy.
- Top U.S. newspapers including The New York
Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post;
top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly,
and Forbes&emdash;all auto-delivered
- Top international newspapers from France,
Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter
Allgemeine, and The Irish Times -- all
- More than 350 top blogs from the worlds of
business, technology, sports, entertainment, and
politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot,
TechCrunch, ESPN's Bill Simmons, The Onion,
Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post -- all
updated wirelessly throughout the day.
- Lighter and thinner than a typical
paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
- Holds over 200 titles.
- Long battery life. Leave wireless on and
recharge approximately every other day. Turn
wireless off and read for a week or more before
recharging. Fully recharges in 2 hours.
- Unlike WiFi, Kindle utilizes the same
high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell
phones -- so you never have to locate a
- No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or
commitments -- we take care of the wireless
delivery so you can simply click, buy, and
- Includes free wireless access to the
planet's most exhaustive and up-to-date
encyclopedia -- Wikipedia.org.
- Email your Word documents and pictures
(.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy
- Included in the box: Kindle wireless reader,
Book cover, Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable.
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