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About Original Kindle

Posted by admin on October 6, 2009

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The Kindle 1
The Kindle 1

Amazon‘s first offering of Kindle in November 2007 sold out in five and a half hours and the device remained out of stock for five months until late April 2008.

The Kindle device, featuring a 6 inch (diagonal) 4-level grayscale display, retailed for US$399; Amazon subsequently lowered the price to US$359 and now down to US$299. The 250 MB of internal memory in the Amazon Kindle 1 can hold approximately 200 non-illustrated titles, and the memory is expandable with an SD memory card. This model is no longer available, as it was replaced by the Kindle 2.

Whispernet only works in the U.S., but content can be downloaded from Amazon over the Internet. However, Amazon does not sell the Kindle outside the United States, and will only sell content paid for by a payment card issued by a US bank and with a US billing address. Plans for a launch in the UK and other European countries are being delayed by problems with signing up suitable Wi-Fi or cellular operators.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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