Short history of Amazonís Kindle
The very first Kindle was released
on November 2007 and it was popular from the day it was on sale
from Amazon's Kindle Store.
This so called first Generation was only
sold in the USA. Of course you could use the device when you
were traveling outside
the US, but at that time (2007) you could
not download ebooks when you were not living here due to the
copyright restrictions of the digital books.
On February 2009 the second generation went on sale.
Kindle 2 as it is unofficially
called (not by Amazon) was much slimmer than
the previous one
and could store on itís memory stick about 1500 ebook novels
whereas the first one could only store about 200 digital books.
Although it didnít had a memory slot anymore, it was seen as
quite an improvement. On October 2009 the 2nd
Generation was taken out of the
Kindle Store in favor of the
international version, which was the exact same ereader Amazon
at the beginning of the year had launched. However
version could download ebooks also
outside the USA.
In 2009 Amazon for the second time improved the Kindle 2 by
increasing the life of the battery considerably by about 85 % so
you could read
longer without charging the batteries.
In January 2010 you could now buy world the international
version Kindle DX not only from
the USA but also in 100 other countries as well.
supported pdf files and was even more capable of presenting e-newspapers
and plain text on an easy to read display than Generation 2.
The screen of the latest ereader Generation 3 as the DX was
officially called ( Amazon doesnít use numbers for the Kindle)
was with 9.7 inch
considerably bigger than Kindle 2 which had a
6 inch screen.
By July 2010 the Kindle 3
(3rd Generation officially) was now on sale in
the Amazon's Kindle Store in 2 versions: Kindle Wi-fi
you the opportunity to download ebooks and e-newspapers from the
Kindle Store wirelessly. So you donít
have to connect a cable
first to your pc before you can download.
The second version is a bit more expensive because it not only
has Wi-fi but also 3G. In August 2010 Amazon could proudly
announce that it was so far the most popular reading device you
could buy at the Kindle Store.
Amazon digital reader has received generally positive reviews
from the press as from the
buyers in Amazonís Kindle Store
as well who rated the latest
device (3rd Generation) most of the times with 5
stars (maximum). See Customer Reviews
In a press release Amazon let us know that they were selling
more digital books than the real ones printed on plain paper.
The Reviews Are In From the Press About the New Kindle.
Kindle 3 Pictures
Kindle 3G Video
Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device (Global Edition)
- If you travel or live outside the US this is the Wireless e-reader you
want to have. Download ebooks in more than 100 countries.
Kindle Wireless Reading Device (U.S.A.)
For US Residents. You can use to read your favorite ebooks with
anywhere in the world, but if you also want to download ebooks
abroad you need to have the global edition from Amazon.
Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6
Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6
How do the 3G and WiFi