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Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook Color earn CNET Editors’ Choice Awards

Posted by admin on November 23, 2010

Kindle 3[…] We felt that the Kindle–with its slimmer, lighter design, 4GB of internal memory, superior battery life (four weeks with the wireless turned off), slightly higher contrast “Pearl” display, and strong Amazon shopping experience–has the edge in the e-ink e-reader market. (Our Editors’ Choice Award extends to both current 6-inch iterations of the Kindle–the $189 3G/Wi-Fi model and the $139 Wi-Fi-only model.)

Nook ColorThat doesn’t mean the e-ink Nooks should be ruled out when you’re shopping for e-ink e-book readers. They offer better compatibility (EPUB support), the option to lend certain titles to fellow Nook users, and virtually unlimited full-book browsing when you log in from a hot spot within a Barnes & Noble store. If any of those features–or the LCD navigation screen–appeal to you, don’t hesitate to buy a Nook. But we had to pick one e-ink reader, and the Kindle is it.

As for color-display e-readers, […]the Nook Color stands out. Its interface is great, and its sleek design makes it more portable than the iPad. Yes, we’d like to see some more apps, but overall the Nook Color is a solid product that will improve with time–and a few software updates. As a result, we feel comfortable recommending it to folks looking for an affordable Android tablet that’s heavily slanted toward reading.

[…] If you’re shopping in the meantime, the Kindle and Nook Color are our top choices, depending on your price range and screen preference (e-ink versus color LCD).

Read more: CNET.

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Kindle How-To: Choose primary dictionary

Posted by admin on November 22, 2010

You can choose the dictionary you want to use when you look up words while you are reading. The default is “The New Oxford American Dictionary” included on your Kindle, but you can change your dictionary choice by purchasing a supported dictionary on the Kindle Store and then following these steps:

  1. If you are not already on the Home screen, press the “Home” button.
  2. Press the “Menu” button.
  3. Move the 5-way controller to underline “Settings” and press to select.
  4. Press the “Menu” button.
  5. Move the 5-way to underline “Change Primary Dictionary” and press to select.
  6. Move the 5-way to underline the dictionary you want to use and press to select.

And… that’s all folks!

Source: Amazon Help.

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Announcing a New Generation of Kindle

Posted by admin on July 29, 2010

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The All-New Kindle is Smaller, Lighter, and Faster, with 50 Percent Better Contrast

Kindle’s revolutionary wireless delivery and massive selection of content–now in a 21 percent smaller and 15 percent lighter design, with 50 percent better contrast, 20 percent faster page turns, up to one month of battery life, double the storage, and more–only $189, and still with free 3G wireless

Amazon also introduces new Kindle family member: Kindle Wi-Fi–only $139


Millions of people are already reading on Kindles and Kindle is the #1 bestselling item on Amazon.com 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.com. Amazon.com is excited to introduce a new generation of Kindle. The all-new Kindle has a new electronic-ink screen with 50 percent better contrast than any other e-reader, a new sleek design with a 21 percent smaller body while still keeping the same 6-inch-size reading area, and a 15 percent lighter weight at just 8.7 ounces. The new Kindle also offers 20 percent faster page turns, up to one month of battery life, double the storage to 3,500 books, built-in Wi-Fi, a graphite color option and more–all for only $189, and still with free 3G wireless–no monthly bills or annual contracts. Amazon also introduced a new addition to its family of portable reading devices–Kindle Wi-Fi. Readers who don’t need the convenience of free 3G wireless can now enjoy the new generation Kindle for the lower price of only $139. The all-new Kindle and Kindle Wi-Fi are now available for pre-order at http://www.amazon.com/kindle3G and http://www.amazon.com/kindleWi-Fi, and will ship to customers in over 140 countries and 30 territories beginning August 27.

Kindle offers the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read. The U.S. Kindle Store now has more than 630,000 books, including New Releases and 109 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 510,000 of these books are $9.99 or less, including 80 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle. Kindle lets you buy your books once and read them everywhere–on Kindle, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, and Android-based devices. Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.

More than 235,000 books have been added to the Kindle Store in just the last six months, including New York Times Best Sellers “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and “The Passage.” The Kindle Store also recently added 20 contemporary classics from the Wylie Agency’s new “Odyssey Editions” imprint that are available for the first time as e-books and exclusively in the Kindle Store, including John Updike’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit series, Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita,” Norman Mailer’s “The Naked and the Dead,” Philip Roth’s “Portnoy’s Complaint” and Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man.”

“Kindle is the best-selling product on Amazon for two years running. We lowered the price to $189 and sales growth tripled. Now, we are excited to introduce a new generation Kindle that is smaller, lighter, and faster, with 50 percent better contrast. Readers are going to do a double take when they see Kindle’s bright new screen and feel how remarkably light the smaller 8.7 ounce design feels in one hand,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder & CEO. “If you don’t need the convenience of 3G wireless, we have an incredible new price point–$139 for Kindle Wi-Fi. Kindle Wi-Fi has all the same features, same bookstore, same high-contrast electronic paper display, and it’s even a tiny bit lighter at 8.5 ounces. At this price point, many people are going to buy multiple units for the home and family.”

Don’t have a Kindle? You can pre-order today Kindle 3G+Wi-Fi for $189 or Kindle Wi-Fi version for only $139 and ensure release date delivery!

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Amazon will refund recent costumers

Posted by admin on June 22, 2010

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Amazon were promoting Kindle as Father’s Day gifts at the higher price. Have you bought a Kindle recently? Good news!

Amazon says it will give the $70 price difference between an old and new Kindle as a credit to customers whose devices were shipped in the last 30 days.

Don’t have a Kindle? Buy yours now for $189!

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“Kindle for Android” announced

Posted by admin on May 20, 2010

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Kindle for Android coming soon

Free Android app for reading allows customers to enjoy over 540,000 Kindle books on Android phones; Amazon offers Kindle apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and, soon, Android

Amazon.com announced that Kindle for Android, the free application that lets readers around the world enjoy Kindle books on their Android phones, is coming this summer. Kindle for Android enables customers to discover and read from over 540,000 books in the Kindle Store — the largest selection of the most popular books that people want to read — including New York Times Bestsellers and New Releases from $9.99. Like all Kindle apps, Kindle for Android will include Amazon’s Whispersync technology, which saves and synchronizes a customer’s bookmarks across their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and, soon, Android, so customers always have their reading material with them and never lose their place. Kindle is the most wished for, most gifted and #1 bestselling product on Amazon.com.

“Kindle for Android is the perfect companion application for Kindle and Kindle DX owners, and is also a great way for customers to enjoy over 540,000 books in the Kindle Store even if they don’t yet have a Kindle,” said Jay Marine, director, Amazon Kindle. “We think customers are going to love the convenience and simplicity of having instant access to a massive selection of books from Amazon on their Droid, Nexus, Incredible and many more Android devices.”

Android owners can take advantage of the features that customers love about Kindle and Kindle app experience, including:

  • Search more than 540,000 books, including 96 of 110 New York Times Bestsellers, plus tens of thousands of the most popular classics for free directly from their Android device. Bestsellers such as “Backlash” by Aaron Allston, “Big Girl” by Danielle Steel, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, and “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown, and hundreds of thousands of other popular books are $9.99 or less in the Kindle Store.
  • Browse by genre or author, and take advantage of all the features that customers enjoy in the Kindle Store, including Amazon.com customer reviews, personalized recommendations and editorial reviews.
  • Access their library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free
    Synchronize last page read between their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and, soon, Android.
  • Choose from five different font sizes.
  • Read the beginning of books for free before they decide to buy.
  • Read in portrait or landscape mode, tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages.

Customers can see a sneak peak and sign up to receive an e-mail when Kindle for Android is available at http://amzn.to/KW-kindle-for-android.

Don’t have a Kindle? Buy yours now for ($259) $189!!

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