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Amazon Kindle ebook Reader new low prices Buy now 189 USD

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Amazon has announced new low prices for Amazon Kindle ebook reader, the latest generation of Amazon Kindle wireless ebook reading devices. The price of Amazon Kindle 2 has reduced to just $189 from $259.

The price drop is a response to increasing competition ebook readers market from competitors like Barnes and Nobles with Nook and especially Apple with iPad. Amazon Kindle 2 ebook reader is lightweight, easy to hold and read, slim and comes with some great features.

Amazon Kindle ebook reader now ships to over 100 countries. A must buy for avid readers worldwide. Here is an Overview of Kindle ebook reader.

Kindle 2 wireless e-book reader

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Amazon has unveiled the latest generation of Kindle e-book reader, which is now available in two models. The new Kindle global wireless model now has Wi-Fi built-in and still goes for $189, while Amazon have added a Kindle Wi-Fi only model to mix at an even cheaper price of $139. Read more about latest generation Kindle.

Reading is a click away

Amazon Kindle is a wireless ebook reader that allows avid readers to buy ebooks from Kindle store at a price cheaper than paper edition and have it wirelessly delivered (within a few seconds) free from Kindle store to their device. Users of Amazon Kindle ebook reader can also subscribe to blogs, US/international magazines and newspapers. These contents will be automatically downloaded whenever they are available certainly, before they hit newsstands.

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Global wireless support

Kindle ebook reader now comes with global wireless. Amazon Kindle ebook reader with global wireless runs Whispernet over high-speed HSDPA (a 3.5G mobile cellular technology compatible with GSM) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS (GSM technology) outside HSDPA coverage.

The Kindle ebook reader with global wireless capability delivers your purchases using Whispernet over high-speed 3G HSDPA or GPRS/EDGE networks in over 100 countries including UK, Norway, India, Australia, Poland, Canada, Germany, Kenya and South Africa. Outside wireless coverage books can be downloaded to your computer on the internet and transferred to your Kindle via USB.

Kindle reads just like real paper

Amazon Kindle 2 ebook reader, like Kindle 1 has a 6.0-inch E-Ink electronic paper display with a resolution of 600 x 800 pixels at 167 ppi. However, Kindle 2 reads better with 16 shades of grey supported. Kindle ebook reader reads just like real paper. With 16 shades of grey, Kindle ebook reader displays sharper and clearer images, text and photos.

Kindle ebook reader display reflects light like ordinary paper with no backlight and hence mild on the eye. Kindle 2 reads in Sunlight with no glare. Text size is adjustable (six sizes) making it possible to select the perfect viewing preference. Images and pictures can be zoomed to full display size.

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Kindle reader reads to you

Latest Kindle ebook reader comes with Read-to-Me feature, which is a text to speech feature that reads your Kindle books, magazines, blogs, and newspapers to you. Therefore, with latest Kindle ebook reader, you can read or listen, the choice is yours.

You can even switch from reading to listening and vice versa and Kindle ebook reader will automatically save the spot you stopped reading or listening and start from the exact spot when you resume reading or listening again.

Kindle inputs and navigation

Kindle ebook reader provides page-turning buttons on both sides of device making it easy and convenient for both righties and lefties to use. However, Kindle 2 page turn button now flex inwards. According to Amazon, this will prevent accidental page turns, which was a problem with Kindle 1 ebook readers. For easier navigation, Kindle 2 has a five-way easy to use controller.

Amazon Kindle ebook reader comes with a QWERTY keyboard, which makes it easy to type and search for names, title or any keyword in your personal e-library. You can also use the keyboard to easily search a book for particular words or phrases or add annotation to text.

Wireless delivery

To download books and periodicals on Kindle ebook reader, you need to be under 3G Whispernet coverage. Whispernet is a unique wireless content delivery technology engineered by Amazon and runs on high-speed 3G networks like CDMA EVDO, or HSDPA and GPRS/EDGE.

Amazon has discontinued Kindle with US only wireless, but they are still available as second hand items. The old Kindle ebook reader with US wireless ran Whispernet only on Sprint’s US EVDO high-speed data network and could only be used wirelessly in the United States.

All Current Kindle ebook readers offer global wireless HSDPA/EDGE/GPRS data network. In the United States, Whispernet runs on AT&T high-speed HSDPA/EDGE/GPRS data network for the latest Kindle.

Kindle with global wireless can download books over Whispernet enabled data networks in over 100 countries while Kindle US can only download books via 3G data networks in the US only.

With Whispernet, you can wirelessly search and shop for books and periodicals and download content to your Kindle ebook reader. Whispernet is now available in all 50 states of the United States of America as well as in more than 100 countries.

Whispernet is free so, Kindle ebook reader owners do not have to pay monthly bills for their network connection. You only pay for the book you are downloading.

Outside wireless coverage you can buy and download books over the internet using a computer and then transfer to Kindle via USB.

Storage Capacity

Kindle ebook reader has a 2 GB internal memory providing enough space to store more than 1,500 books. All these books in a 10.2-ounce (289.17 grams) pack imagine carrying your entire library in your bag.

In addition, each book you buy at Amazon online Kindle store is automatically backed up online for you in your personal media library in case you need to download it again. Repeat downloads from your personal media library is free. This allows you to make room for new titles on your Kindle ebook reader.

Millions of ebooks to read

Currently there are over 600,000 ebooks available at Kindle store. The list includes 109 of 114 New York Times Best Sellers. Also available at Kindle Store are newspapers, magazines, and blogs. You can buy a book directly from your Kindle ebook reader. The first few chapters of all ebooks are available for download free, if you like the book you can then buy the whole book with just a click of a button.

Note that the number of Amazon books on sale vary from country to country. Blogs are currently not available to customers outside the United States. Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle. Kindle ebook reader now fully supports PDF, meaning you can read all those personal documents on Kindle.

You can also download audiobooks from audible.com into your Kindle but you have to first download it to your computer via your internet connection to your PC or Macintosh computer. You can then transfer from your PC to Kindle using USB.

Convert your documents to Kindle

Kindle ebook reader enables you to convert your existing un-protected ebooks and documents to Kindle format. Formats currently supported include Microsoft Word, PDF, HTML, TXT, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PRC and MOBI files.

Files are converted and wirelessly delivered to Kindle reader at 10 US cents per file. Files can also be converted for free by sending attachments to a special Kindle email, you can then manually download to Kindle ebook reader via USB.

Built-in Dictionary

Kindle ebook reader comes with built-in New Oxford Dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definition making it easy to look up strange/new words while you read.

You also get free wireless access to the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia.

Kindle ebook reader comes with an experimental browser that can handle text centric websites like this one and the likes of Wikipedia and Google. Kindle ebook reader can also play mp3 files and podcasts. Play background music while you read. Mp3 files are transferred from your computer via USB.

Sync multiple Kindle devices

Kindle ebook reader comes with a new feature Whispersync. People with two or more Kindles or iPhone, iPad, or Blackberry will appreciate Whispersync. With Whispersync technology, you can read with one Kindle ebook reader device or an iPhone,iPad, or Blackberry and pick another compatible Kindle device and continue your reading exactly where you left off in the first device.

Long Battery Life

Battery can last for about four days with wireless on. However, you can switch off wireless connection to experience more battery time. According to Amazon, Kindle reader’s Battery can last for more than two weeks with wireless connection off.

Charging your Kindle ebook reader just takes four hours. Kindle can be charged directly from mains using a power adapter or via a computer using a USB 2.0 cable.

Amazon Kindle DX is the largest member of the Kindle wireless reading devices family. It offers a larger display (9.7-inch), built-in PDF reader, auto-rotating screen, and more storage capacity for your books (3,500 books).

Where to Buy Kindle Reader

Amazon.com – View Offer

Latest generation Kindle ebook reader comes with 1-year limited warranty and service, however a 2-year optional warranty sold separately at 65.00 USD is available in the US.

Kindle ebook reader is available for order, for current prices, reviews, specification, and features of this wonderful electronic reader, visit amazon.com. You can also buy Kindle at the store.

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more information about Amazon Kindle Reader :

Each Kindle pack comes with the following:

  • Kindle Electronic Reader
  • Power adapter
  • USB 2.0 cable

Most New York Times Bestsellers sell for $9.99, over 600,000 books available. You can save up to 60% on some Kindle titles.

Some newspapers that are available for subscription are:

  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington post
  • Boston Globe

Some magazines title includes:

  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Time
  • Atlantic monthly

All newspaper and magazines starts with two-week risk-free trial period.

Prices of Amazon Kindle devices:

  • Amazon Kindle with global 3G wireless + Wi-Fi – $189
  • Amazon Kindle with Wi-Fi only – $139
  • Amazon Kindle DX – 379 USD

Kindle ebook reader is available for order, for current prices, reviews, specification, and features of this wonderful electronic reader, visit amazon.com. You can also buy Kindle at the store.

Accessories that you may buy with/for your Kindle ebook reader include:

Kindle leather cover:
Kindle Reading Lights: This will enable you read in the dark.
Replacement battery: spare battery
Memory card: Increase the quantity of Kindle titles you can carry on your ebook reader.
Kindle Solar charger: Charge your Kindle ebook reader anywhere, all you need is sunlight.
Universal charger: Charge your spare battery.

Kindle ebook reader is available for order, for current prices, reviews, specification, and features of this wonderful electronic reader, visit amazon.com. You can also buy Kindle at the store.

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Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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