Kindle eReader Review – Why is It the Best Selling eReader Ever?

Kindle eReader Review – Why is It the Best Selling eReader Ever?

The first Kindle was more than well received, and the second generation Kindle did quite well to say the least. How could they improve on the best selling eReader of all time? I had some ideas in mind, and I, as well as millions of Kindle 3 buyers, am certainly more than happy with what Amazon has done in this third generation Kindle.

I use mine every day, but I have also used several other eReaders, so I know what I am talking about when it comes to every aspect of eBook enjoyment. Let me give you an honest Kindle 3 review, so you can choose between it and the other eReaders.

First off, the Kindle 3 is 17% lighter, and 15% smaller overall, without losing any screen size. The buttons are more intelligently located, and are smaller, taking less attention away from the screen. Page turns are 20% faster, and the contrast has been improved by a whopping 50%. It offers the best outdoor reading experience, and you can read in direct sunlight effortlessly. There is built-in Wifi, a 3G option, non-English fonts like Japanese, Chinese and Korean, 3,500 book storage, an in-book dictionary, highlighting and margin note-taking abilities. And as far as true portability goes, the Kindle’s 30 day battery life is phenomenal (18 to 20 days when running on Wifi).

Kindle Wi-Fi: By now at Amazon for $139
Kindle 3G: By now at Amazon for $189
Kindle DX: By now at Amazon for $379

However, there is no touch screen, but that actually is a pro for me. With no virtual keyboard to hog up screen space, the entire screen is made available for reading. I have had eReaders in the past with virtual keyboards that appear and disappear when accessed, and they distract from the reading enjoyment. However, for those of you who need a touch screen for whatever reason, the Kindle does not have one. Also, it really is a dedicated eReader first, and an average text-based web browser second. Text-based sites like Google and Wikipedia, and checking email work perfectly, but don’t expect a full surfing experience. However, downloads of eBooks, games and apps from Amazon are 60 seconds-or-less on their Wifi or 3G networks.

Having said all that, at $139 for Wifi and $189 for 3G, the money paid for value received is, in my opinion, much better than the 4 other eReaders I have owned and all the others on the market. In many cases, you have to pay the most money for the best in a given field, but that is certainly not the case with the top-rated, top-selling eReader, the Amazon Kindle 3.

Kindle Wi-Fi: By now at Amazon for $139
Kindle 3G: By now at Amazon for $189
Kindle DX: By now at Amazon for $379

Visit the Amazon Kindle Store for more information on the Kindle, Kindle eBooks, and Accessories for the Kindle.

 

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