For the last five years I have been mulling over whether to buy a Kindle reader. Somehow, the idea of reading books on a Kindle e-reader never quite appealed to me. I love the feel of holding a book in my hand, turning the pages, saving the page with one of my bookmarks, as well as enjoying the quality of the text.
So, whenever Amazon Kindle put out a newer version of Kindle, they just were not going to sell me on the idea of putting money down for a Kindle. Ho-hum was all I felt for Kindle.
But, today, September 28, 2011, Amazon introduces four new Kindle series, and this time, my interest has perked up. Per their website announcement:
“We’re excited to introduce an all-new Kindle family: three all-new Kindle e-readers that are smaller, lighter, and more affordable than ever before, and Kindle Fire – a new class of Kindle that brings the same ease-of-use and deep integration of content that helped Kindle re-invent reading – to movies, TV shows, music, magazines, apps, books, games, and more.
New Latest Generation Kindle-Fits In Your Pocket-Only $79
The new latest generation Kindle is for readers who want the lightest, most compact Kindle at an incredible price. The latest generation Kindle features a new design that is 30 percent lighter at just 5.98 ounces, 18 percent smaller, and turns pages 10 percent faster. Kindle is now small and light enough to fit easily in your pocket and carry with you everywhere, yet it still features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.
Kindle is available starting today at http://www.amazon.com/kindle.
New Addition to the Kindle Family-“Kindle Touch”-Only $99
Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes – still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch is also lighter, smaller, eliminates battery anxiety with extra-long battery life and holds thousands of books.
Kindle Touch is available to customers in the U.S. for pre-order starting today at http://www.amazon.com/kindletouch and ships November 21.
New Top of the Line Kindle e-reader-“Kindle Touch 3G” -Only $149
Kindle Touch 3G is a new addition to the Kindle family for readers who want the top of the line e-reader. Kindle Touch 3G offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch – small and light, easy-to-use touch screen, storage for thousands of books, and extra-long battery life – with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle’s free 3G connection means you never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot – you simply download and read books anytime, anywhere in over 100 countries around the world. Amazon pays for the 3G connection so there’s no monthly fee or annual contract.
Kindle Touch 3G is available to customers in the U.S. for pre-order starting today at http://www.amazon.com/kindletouch3G and ships November 21.
All three new Kindle e-readers also come with special offers and sponsored screensavers that appear when you’re not reading. Customers enjoy special money-saving offers delivered wirelessly, including discounts on local services, products, and experiences from AmazonLocal, Amazon’s local deals marketplace. Customers can also choose to purchase a Kindle without special offers and sponsored screensavers.
New Class of Kindle-“Kindle Fire”-Only $199
Kindle Fire is a new addition to the Kindle family that offers instant access to Amazon’s massive selection of digital content, Amazon’s revolutionary cloud-accelerated browser, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, 14.6 ounce design that’s easy to hold with one hand, brilliant color touchscreen, and a fast and powerful dual core processor -all for only $199.
Kindle Fire puts Amazon’s incredible selection of digital content at your fingertips – enjoy over 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, and magazines in vibrant color.
Customers in the U.S. can pre-order Kindle Fire starting today at http://www.amazon.com/kindlefire and it ships November 15.”
Now with the introduction of the Kindle Fire, I am all ears (and eyes) ready to buy this one.
Of course, I still have my love for books, but, since I am a NetFlix subscriber and love watching movies without commercial interruption, and I have an interest in apps that might be of use to me, the Kindle Fire is something I would obtain.
With 18 million movies, TV shows, music, songs, games, magazines and books; apps; Amazon Silk; instant streaming of popular TV shows and movies; a price of $200.00–I might pony up the money for it. Now, if only it could have memory slot, camera and microphone interface, plus dowloading content (photos, YouTube, videos, etc.) from anywhere, and integrated wireless keyboard for writing and blogging—then I would become a purchaser.
Just the same, good to see Amazon evolving their technology in the Kindle series.
Way to go, Amazon!
(Psst—Amazon: the typeface blocks go in backwards for printing the words correctly on the page 🙂