There are new Kindles coming. They can be pre-ordered now. They are to be shipped on 15 October.
I love my Kindle. I am reading a novel on my Kindle now, as a matter of fact. Well… I am actually writing this blog post, but you get my drift.
I have quite a few books loaded up and ready for my upcoming trip abroad.
At first, I couldn’t imagine myself using a reader like this. I am a book guy. However, I started using the Kindle which one of you readers sent me from my amazon wishlist (I also have a Kindle wishlist, btw, and you should too) for books that I wanted to read but did not necessarily want to have collecting dust later (e.g., mysteries, or books which were time sensitive such as political commentary).
Kindle books are cheaper than physical books. You can often lend Kindle books to another Kindle user. You can store books them in amazon’s cloud or on your hard drive. Many books have a text-to-speech feature, not as good as a well-read audiobook, but not too bad. Kindles also handle audiobooks from audible.com (which I also use). They have a long battery life. They are light and easy to use when travelling (except that the darn airlines don’t allow them during taxi/takeoff).
Now for the new versions…
First, there is the new “Paperwhite” version, which has it’s own lighting and a higher resolution. As usual, you can get it also with built in 3G so you can go wireless anywhere in the world. Well… anywhere where there is 3G, that is. This will be great. I have a light on the cover for my present Kindle, but this new tech seems to be a superior solution. The light is actually projected across the reading pane. It is not back lighting. Nifty.
USA HERE. UK… I don’t think is yet available, though the new HD Fire (below) should be.
And there is a new version of the HD color Kindle Fire with 4G LTE wireless. You can get a data package for it as well. US HERE. UK HERE. This shows movies and acts rather like a “tablet”. Frankly, the black and white Kindle is more useful for me.
When you are ready to buy a Kindle, for yourself or as a gift, remember to use my links or the amazon search box on the side bar – for anything – and I’ll get a cut.
The older Kindles are still available too, such as the one I am presently using (HERE).
And now I will return to reading my novel on my Kindle.