Amazon’s previous Kindles have done well, but with the third installment of the Kindle(which is called Kindle DX which they announced in May )-will it still lead in digital e-book reading or will it fail? Nobody knows for sure, but lets look at how to stands up to its own preceded versions of the Kindle.
Unlike the past Kindles, it is thinner than its older versions and can store over 3,000 books, magazines and documents. It has a built in PDF reader, so you can also store and read personal documents in it as well. You can also buy more memory cards to upgrade from 4GB internal memory to more.
It has a large 9.7 diagonal e-ink screen, that produces a paper like quality and it also has a auto-rotate feature when you turn it width wise and see maps, web pages and other types of print properly.
It has a Wi-Fi built right into it, so no need for hunting free Wi-Fi spots around town. It is also 100% free and no fees at all for you to use or download items from the 3G network that it uses. The downloads are quick and no need to be tied down to a PC to download either. It can be used and taken everywhere there is a single.
It has better battery life than its older models and can go for days without a charge. Making it even perhaps more green than the older models of the Kindle.
The more controversial aspect of the Kindle DX is that it has a read to me feature. Some publishers and authors feel that infringes on their copyrights. Now the publishers and authors can choose if they want that feature enabled for their book files.
Speaking of the books, they have over 280,000 books that can be downloaded including New York Times best sellers. They all start at $9.99, or otherwise noted. You can also download popular newspapers magazines and now blogs all on it as well.
The files supported are the following- AZW, PDF, TXT, AAX, MP3, MOBI, PRC, HTML, DOC, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP. It uses a power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, and battery which are included with it. You can also buy a leather book cover separately.
It will be released this summer and will only be available in the USA. It starts at $489.00 dollars per Kindle unit.