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Kindle: The future of book reading

Updated on June 27, 2008

Kindle: The future of book reading

Kindle is an e-book or electronic book computer gadget launched by Amazon.com in November 2007 only in the United States. It is a portable wireless reading device, which uses a device to read digital copies of books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs. The device uses a digital screen to show an image of a printed page. Just by pressing a button on the device, user can turn the "virtual pages' of an "e-book". In this way the electronic copies of their favorite reading material become available.

Kindle is portable and simple to use for everyone. No computer or syncing is needed. The users don't need to locate a hotspot like Wi-Fi.

Wireless Downloading:

Kindle is a wireless device that downloads content from Amazon Whispernet, which uses the Sprint EVDO network. Whispernet is a wireless delivery system for the Amazon Kindle e-book reader that permits the user to surf the web and download books and other Kindle content without the use of an outside internet provider. Kindle users are not charged for using whispernet. As the Whispernet works only in the U.S., Amazon hasn't launched Kindle outside the United States.

Reading Options:

You can read books , newspapers, magazines, blogs on your kindle. A number of best sellers, from the accomplished publishers all around the world, are available on the kindle store. More than 89,000 books including, 91 of 111 current New York TimesĀ® Best Sellers, are available to read on the kindle. You can read top international and U.S. newspapers including Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, top magazines including TIME, Forbes and Atlantic Monthly, and more than 250 top blogs from the worlds of technology, business, entertainment, politics, etc.

Advantages of using Kindle:

  • A Kindle owner can download sold-out books while others have to wait for more physical copies to come available.
  • Just buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.
  • You can shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle, whether you're in the bed, in the back of a taxi, or at the airport.
  • Users are provided free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
  • Kindle users can free access world's most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia-Wikipedia.org

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