What You Should Know About The New Amazon Kindle Wireless Ebook Reader

What You Should Know About The New Amazon Kindle Wireless Ebook Reader

What You Should Know About the​ New Amazon Kindle Wireless Ebook Reader
With the​ recent release of​ the​ Amazon Kindle ebook reader the​ Sony ebook reader range face some competition in​ this new and​ getting hotter market .​
Interestingly enough, most reviewers either love it​ or​ hate it​ - there doesn't seem to​ be any middle ground, despite it​ having some really neat features .​
Admittedly, a​ lot of​ the​ complaints seem to​ be where buyers have a​ specific requirement and​ the​ Kindle doesn't offer that function.
In all fairness, if​ you need it​ for​ something specific then make sure that it​ can do it! .​
Users, whilst generally hating the​ design, really love the​ functionality of​ the​ Kindle reader in​ that the​ navigation buttons are on either side so left or​ right handed people can use it​ with ease .​
The display, a​ 6 diagonal E-Ink® electronic paper display, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at​ 167 ppi, 4-level gray scale which uses e ink {although converted electronically} tries to​ emulate newsprint and​ as​ such can be read easily in​ sunlight without the​ normal glare associated with PC screens .​
The Qwerty keyboard is​ used to​ control and​ take advantage of​ the​ Whispernet technology for​ downloading and​ surfing - it's a​ direct connection and​ doesn't need Wifi hotspots or​ ISP's .​
The battery, which takes about two hours to​ charge will give you one week of​ reading but much less if​ you're downloading but should last about 2 days.
You have access to​ Wikipedia, about 250 top blogs and​ a​ whole host of​ Newspapers .​
The fact that it​ is​ only the​ size of​ a​ paperback and​ weighs just 10.3 ounces with a​ capacity of​ 200 books means you'll never be short of​ reading material and​ the​ easily adjustable font size allows you to​ find a​ comfortable reading level according to​ the​ ambience around you .​
It doesn't incorporate a​ backlit screen though so, if​ like me, you like reading in​ bed you'll still be juggling about with the​ torch!
If you're expecting an​ all singin' dancin' piece of​ technology in​ this ebook reader you'll probably be disappointed since it​ doesn't fully support PDF {The Kindle can read unsecured Mobipocket books, and​ Amazon has provided a​ still experimental converter for​ unsecured PDFs} .​
There is, however, no way to​ read encrypted versions of​ either format- annotating articles isn't possible - you're limited to​ the​ Kindle ebooks available and​ their pricing structure, also remember that the​ screen is​ black and​ white so magazine articles and​ pics will take some adjusting to.
The MP3 player seems to​ be causing some problems as​ it​ will only random play and​ the​ user has little control over this aspect and​ users think that Amazon, with its own encrypted books, are trying to​ ensure that all content comes from them and​ are just trying to​ exercise too much control .​
You can transfer over unencrypted ebooks via SD card or​ even email them to​ yourself but the​ latter choice incurs a​ 10c fee .​
There are a​ few options for​ storage if​ you exceed the​ Kindles memory - you can store them onto a​ SD card and​ then transfer them to​ your PC via USB or​ Amazon can store them online for​ you and​ it​ does seem possible that you can access Streamload's site via the​ Whispernet facility to​ up and​ download as​ you wish.
The main controversy that the​ Kindle reader opens up is​ that of​ pricing, not only of​ the​ reader itself but of​ ebooks in​ general .​
Many users of​ the​ reader are complaining about the​ price of​ some of​ the​ ebooks where there is​ only a​ small reduction in​ price compared to​ the​ hard back copy .​
Ebooks are growing in​ popularity all the​ time and​ it​ is​ going to​ be a​ while though before all publishers and​ retailers will get their heads together and​ sort out some commonalities .​
In comparison the​ Sony ebook readers don't have the​ advantage of​ the​ e-ink screen and​ may be more difficult to​ read in​ certain lighting conditions but it​ does give you easier access to​ a​ wider and​ cheaper range of​ ebooks.
So should you buy one? - if​ the​ higher price tag doesn't concern you and​ you're one of​ the​ gotta have's then you've probably already decided it​ should be on your list - personally I'd look at​ some of​ the​ alternatives and​ wait for​ not only a​ later version, which will probably be significantly cheaper anyway, but some of​ the​ niggling problem areas may well have been sorted.
For those of​ you that want more info go to​ www.ebookerstore.com/kindle/kindle_ebook_reader.html

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