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Few Facts About the Amazon Kindle

Updated on November 29, 2009

What Is A Kindle?

An Amazon Kindle is an electronic reading device. It is the size of a newstand magazine with 6" display screen. On the device are keypads to browse for books and keep notes. It weights a little over 10 ounces. Its display screen reads like real paper without glare, even while you're outside in the sunlight!

The Kindle can hold up to 1,500 books in its library. More can be added with the assistance of an SD card. Imagine, over 1,500 books in one single device!

Free WiFi

You know what's the best thing about the Kindle? When you purchase a book, it is delievered to your device within 60 seconds for free! There are over 250,000 selections in the Amazon Kindle store. The Kindle store also offers selections to newspaper and informative articles. On occasion, Amazon would have free books or articles that you can download.

If you're unsure of a book you'd like to read, you can sample what's inside. If you like what you're reading bu the end of the sample, there's a link for you to purchase.

My Experience

When I first heard of the Kindle, I was extremely giddy to find out further details because I love to read, but at the same time, I wanted to help save the environment. I waited a while before purchasing, as I was saving up the money. When I finally got it, it was easy to use, as Amazon automatically set up an Kindle account for you and your device. All you have to do is charge it and download what you want.

I was constantly downloading samples of books, or full version of those I wanted to read. I took my Kindle everywhere I went. The battery life is great too, you can go on reading for days without recharging.

I will post further information another time. If you want further information, simply check the links before. It will bring you straight to the Kindle homepage on Amazon.

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    • xuniperx profile imageAUTHOR

      xuniperx 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania to Georgia

      I have the first generation Kindle, I bought it when it first came out, so, pretty expensive ($400, I think). But the latest version is improved and cheaper. =]. Yes, the ebooks on Amazon are a lot cheaper. Majority of the books are no more than $9.99... Then there those odd books that can go to I dunno, $50+? They're mainly textbooks, I believe.

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      Worland's Archive 

      8 years ago from Allentown, Pa

      I've always wondered about the kindle, personally I can't read long passages on the computer, at least not of a book, I'd rather have the ability to take it with me, the kindle lets you do just that ^_^. What version do you have? How much was it? Is it true the kindle versions of books are a lot cheaper?

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