Kindle 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, White, 6″ Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

Kindle 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, White, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

Kindle is our #1 bestselling item for two years running. It’s also the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Amazon. Now it’s even better.

  • All-New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen – 50% better contrast with latest E Ink Pearl technology
  • Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare
  • New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
  • New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6″ size reading area
  • 17% Lighter – Only 8.7 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
  • Battery Life of Two Months – A single charge lasts up to two months with wireless off
  • Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 books
  • Books in 60 Seconds – Download books anytime, anywhere
  • Free 3G Wireless – No monthly payments, no annual contracts
  • Built-In Wi-Fi – In addition to the 3G wireless, you can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots
  • 20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
  • Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
  • WebKit-Based Browser – Free 3G web browsing (experimental)

 Features

 Kindle 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, White, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

 All-New Design

Lighter & Thinner – Only 8.7 Ounces

When reading for long periods of time, we know that weight matters. That’s why we worked hard to make our newest Kindle lighter than ever – only 8.7 ounces – so you can read comfortably for hours with just one hand. Kindle is lighter than a typical paperback, and thinner than a magazine. Just a third of an inch in profile, Kindle fits perfectly in your hands.

Ergonomic Design

Kindle is easy to hold and read. We designed it with long-form reading in mind. When reading for long periods of time, people naturally shift positions and often like to read with one hand. Kindle’s page-turning buttons are located on both sides, allowing you to read and turn pages from any position. The new soft-touch, textured back is comfortable to hold and never gets hot in your hands.

Never Gets Hot

Unlike a laptop or tablet, Kindle never gets hot so you can read comfortably as long as you like.

Simple to Use, No Computer Required

Unlike most electronic devices, we wanted to keep Kindle simple. Kindle is wireless and ready to use right out of the box – no setup, no software to install, no computer required.

 Experimental Features

 Kindle 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, White, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

The experimental category represents features we are still working on to enhance the Kindle experience even further. Try them out and let us know what you think.

Read-to-Me

With the Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can read English newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book’s rights holder made the feature unavailable. You can switch back and forth between reading and listening, and your spot is automatically saved. Pages automatically turn while the content is being read, so you can listen hands-free. You can choose from both male and female voices which can be sped up or slowed down to suit your preference. In the middle of a great story or article but have to jump in the car? Simply turn on Text-to-Speech and listen on the go.

Voice Guide

With Text-to-Speech, Kindle can read out loud to you. New Text-to-Speech enabled menus allow customers to navigate Kindle without having to read menu options. In addition to listening to books aloud, users now have the option of listening to content listings on the home screen, item descriptions, and all menu options. To turn Voice Guide on or off, press the Menu button from your Home screen. Select Settings and then press Next Page to go to Page 2 of Settings. Select “turn on” or “turn off” next to the Voice Guide setting.

WebKit-Based Browser

Kindle’s web browser is based on WebKit to provide a better web browsing experience. Now it’s easier than ever to find the information you’re looking for right from your Kindle. Experimental web browsing is free to use over 3G or Wi-Fi. The experimental web browser is currently not available for some customers outside the U.S. Check your country.

Listen to Music & Podcasts

Transfer MP3 files to Kindle to play as background music while you read. You can quickly and easily transfer MP3 files via USB by connecting Kindle to your computer.

 Kindle at a Glance

 Kindle 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, White, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen with Pearl Technology

50% better contrast. The clearest text and sharpest images with latest E Ink Pearl display.

 Read in Bright Sunlight

Unlike LCD screens, Kindle’s screen reads like real paper, with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room. 

Lighter Than a Paperback

At only 8.7 ounces and 1/3 of an inch thin, Kindle is lighter than a paperback and thinner than a magazine.

Holds 3,500 Books

We doubled Kindle’s storage so you can carry up to 3,500 books.

 Battery Life of Up to Two Months

A single charge lasts up to two months with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. If you read for one hour a day, you will get battery life of up to one month.

Free 3G Wireless

No annual contracts, no monthly fees. Download books anytime, anywhere. Learn more.

Global 3G Coverage

Travel the globe and still get books in under 60 seconds with wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories. Check wireless coverage.

Built-In Wi-Fi

Connect to Wi-Fi hotspots at home or on the road. Includes free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S.

Quieter Page Turn Buttons

Quieter page turning means you won’t disturb your partner when you want to read all night.

Share Meaningful Passages

Share meaningful passages with friends and family with built-in Twitter and Facebook integration.

Simple to Use

Kindle is ready to use right out of the box – no setup, no software to install, no computer required.

Improved PDF Reader

Now with new dictionary lookup, notes and highlights, and support for password protected PDFs. Easily carry all of your documents on the go.

Books in 60 Seconds

With fast, free wireless delivery, you can start reading books in less than 60 seconds. No computer required.

Massive Selection

Over 950,000 books, including 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers, plus audiobooks, periodicals and blogs. For non-U.S. customers, content availability varies. Check your country.

Free, Out-of-Copyright Books

Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are available such as Pride and Prejudice. Learn more

Low Book Prices

Over 610,000 books are $9.99 or less, including 79 current New York Times Best Sellers.

Free Book Samples

Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

NEW – Kindle Library Lending

Later in 2011, customers will be able to check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any Kindle or free Kindle reading app.

NEW – Kindle Book Lending

Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users for 14 days. Learn more.

NEW – Audible Audiobooks

Over 50,000 audiobooks from Audible.com – read by authors, celebrities, and world-class narrators – with wireless delivery via Wi-Fi.

NEW – Real Page Numbers

We’ve added real page numbers that correspond to print editions so you can easily reference and cite passages.

Read Everywhere with Whispersync

Your Kindle books can be read on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, Android device, and BlackBerry. Our Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.

Worry-Free Archive

Books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon. Re-download books wirelessly for free, anytime.

Read-to-Me

With Text-to-Speech, Kindle can read English-language content out loud to you.

See How the Latest Kindle Compares to the Previous Generation

 Kindle 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, White, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

 
  • 21% smaller body, same 6″ reading area
  • 15% lighter
  • 50% improved screen contrast
  • Most-advanced E Ink Pearl display technology
  • Crisper, darker fonts
  • Double the storage
  • Faster, quieter page turns
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Enhanced PDF reader
  • Soft-touch textured back
  • WebKit-based browser
  • Voice Guide read-to-me menus

 Technical Details

  Kindle 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, White, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

  

Included in the box
  • Kindle wireless reader
  • U.S. power adapter(supports 100V-240V)
  • USB 2.0 cable(for connection to the Kindle power adapter or to connect to a computer.)

 

Display Amazon’s 6″ diagonal electronic paper display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.
Size (in inches) 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″ (190 mm x 123 mm x 8.5 mm).
Weight 8.7 ounces (247 grams).
System Requirements None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer. Check wireless coverage.
Storage 4GB internal (approximately 3GB available for user content).
Battery Life A single charge lasts for up to two months with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. If you read for one hour a day, you will get battery life of up to one month.
Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 10 days. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content. In low-coverage areas or in EDGE/GPRS-only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 4.5 hours via the included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.
3G Connectivity HSPDA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide wireless coverage via AT&T’s 3G high-speed data network in the U.S. and partner networks outside of the U.S. See Wireless Terms and Conditions.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n (in b or g compatibility mode) standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) for connection to the Kindle U.S. power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.
Audio 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, rear-mounted stereo speakers.
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Included Accessories U.S. power adapter (supports 110V-240V), USB 2.0 cable, rechargeable battery.
Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online.
Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the Kindle License Agreement and Terms of Use.

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