The Amazon Kindle was released four years ago in 2007, and it has hit the world by storm. Many other companies have also changed with the times and released their own eReaders, but the Kindle remains dominant, and even allows some users to borrow books from libraries. Recently, with the announcement of the expansion of the family, including the new Kindle Fire tablet, there are a lot of options to consider. Here’s a basic rundown.
The most basic Kindle is only $79 and is Wi-Fi enabled, has 6 inch E-Ink display, and downloads books at blazing fast speeds. It weighs less than six ounces, and is definitely a bang for your buck. You can also pay $109 for a version that doesn’t display sponsored screen savers and special offers.
The Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G
The Kindle Touch and it’s 3G enabled version are essentially the same as the basic Kindle except with a touch screen. It is slightly smaller and lighter, and can hold up to 3,000 books. This model allows users to store audio books and music on it, giving people the choice of listening rather than reading. The 3G no longer allows internet browsing, but lets you download books anywhere you go. It will be released on November 21st, 2011, so get your pre-orders in!
The Kindle Keyboard and Kindle Keyboard 3G
The Kindle Keyboard offers a full keyboard for navigation and page turning, while only weighing 8.5 ounces and being 1/3 of an inch thick. It can hold up to 3,500 books, and like the other Kindles, have an extremely long battery life that stretches beyond a month. The Kindle Keyboard is only $99 with the screen savers and special offers, while $139 without. The 3G enabled version is $139 with the screen savers and special offers and is $189 without. Decisions, decisions.
The Kindle Fire
The Kindle Fire is Amazon’s first step into the growing tablet industry, and at only $199, this tablet’s sales will be on fire. It offers a 7 inch, multitouch display and is Wi-Fi compatible. It offers free cloud storage for everything on it, and allows users to surf the internet with Amazon Silk. Amazon Prime users will be able to stream TV shows and movies, and anyone can download from the 18 million shows, movies, books, and magazines Amazon has to offer. This baby is going to be released on November 15th, 2011.