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Kindle 2 International Version
Kindle 2 International Version
Kindle 2 International Version
Kindle 2 International Version
Kindle 2 International Version
Kindle 2 International Version
Kindle 2 International Version
Kindle 2 International Version
Kindle 2 International Version
Kindle 2 International Version
Kindle 2 International Version
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  • Checked 28th July 2010.http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?kc=A24IB90LPZJ0BS&qid=1280279487&rh=i%3Adigital-text&x=10&y=15U.S. Blogs: 9663 ; Books: 665,816 ; Magazines: 65 ; Newspapers: 134Aust. Blogs: N/A ; Books: 403,306 ; Magazines: 41 ; Newspapers: 116
  • SWEDEN'S Stieg Larsson is the first author to sell more than one million books in Amazon's Kindle electronic bookstore, the online retail giant said today. 28th July.Read more: http://www.news.com.au/business/breaking-news/swede-larsson-sells-1m-kindle-books/story-e6frfkur-1225897791228#ixzz0uvzUDmxM
  • e.g. Peter Carey 6 titles available in U.S. none in Australia.
  • Released July 2010http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_krec_su?nodeId=200324680
  • Comes pre-loaded with BookmarksAustralia used to be blocked except for Amazon and Wikipedia
  • http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FSUDM4/ref=sv_kinc_0Due to strong customer demand, Kindle is temporarily sold out. Order now to reserve your place in line. Orders are prioritized on a first come, first served basis. Orders placed today are expected to ship on or before September 4th.
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    • 1. Kindle 2<br />Another LRMS Knowledge Café<br />Brought to you by <br />Andrew Holmick<br />
    • 2. Amazon Kindle 2 International Version<br />Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />Kindle 2 International October 2009<br />Available in Over 100 Countries<br />3G Network--Get Books in Under 60 Seconds<br />Free 3G No Monthly Fees or Contracts<br />Holds Over 1,500 Books<br />Original Kindle 1 late 2007 US$399<br />Kindle 2 Was $299, $245, Now $189<br />
    • 3. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />6" Display, 600 x 800 Pixels<br />8" x 5.3" x 0.36“ Overall<br />10.2 Ounces, lighter than typical paperback<br />Barely 0.33" Thick<br />E Ink Technology<br />Long Battery Life<br />1 Week with Wireless On<br />2 Weeks with Wireless Off<br />
    • 4. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />Easy Navigation<br />QWERTY Keyboard<br />Search within a book or across your library<br />Built-in Dictionary <br />Add Bookmarks, Highlights, Annotations<br />Clip Sections or Whole Periodical Articles<br />Text-to-Speech Feature<br />
    • 5. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />Available in 2 Screen Sizes: 6” and 9.7”<br />Larger Kindle DX 9.7” <br />Ideal for Newspapers, Magazines and PDFs<br />9.7” Screen Same Size as iPad<br />Automatic Rotation for Portrait and Landscape <br />1200 x 824 pixels<br />16 Shades of Gray<br />
    • 6. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />Kindle DX Graphite (3rd Gen)<br />Launched 7th July 2010<br />New e-ink screen<br />50% Better Contrast<br />Holds Over 3,500 Books<br />Price Reduced from $489 to US $379 <br />Any Colour as long as it’s Graphite<br />
    • 7. E-ink means ultra-low power consumption<br />Battery lasts up o 2 weeks if wireless OFF<br />Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br /> Unlike backlit LCD displays, can be read in strong sunlight<br />E-ink has ultra-low power consumption<br />Means battery lasts up to 2 weeks with Wireless OFF<br />Unlike LCD screens, e-paper can be read in strong sunlight<br />Capable of holding text and images indefinitely without drawing power<br />Capable of holding text and images indefinitely without drawing power<br />
    • 8. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />Content is King<br />Over 665,000 Books (U.S.)<br />Over 403,000 Books (Australia)<br />116 Newspapers (Australia)<br />41 Magazines (Australia)<br />Blogs not available in Australia<br />
    • 9. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />Best Sellers in Kindle Store<br />5 Authors Sold Over 500,000 Kindle Books<br />Stieg Larsson (First to sell Over 1 Million)<br />Charlaine Harris<br />StephenieMeyer<br />James Patterson <br />Nora Roberts<br />
    • 10. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />Buy with one click<br />International Price $2.00 more than U.S.<br />Can Shop via PC or via Kindle<br />Apps to read your Kindle books<br />On PC, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry or Android<br />Multple Devices can be Synched<br />Seamlessly read were you left off on one device<br />
    • 11. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />Not All Titles Available in Australia<br />Depends on Individual Agreements<br />
    • 12. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />What‘s New in Software Update Version 2.5<br />July 2010 release <br />Collections: Organize your books, audiobooks, etc.<br />PDF Pan and Zoom<br />Password Protection<br />Facebook & Twitter Posts: Share book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter directly from your Kindle<br />Popular Highlights: See what the Kindle community thinks are the most interesting passages in the books you're reading<br />
    • 13. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />It‘s Not a Web Browser But...<br />Basic Browsing Available in “Experimental”<br />Used to be Restricted to Wikipedia<br />Best for Text-based sites<br />No Support for Flash, Shockwave etc.<br />
    • 14. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010<br />New Generation Kindle 3 Announced 28th July!<br />Pre-order to Ship 27th August 2010<br />Smaller, Lighter, Cheaper, Faster<br />New WebKit-Based Browser<br />50% Better Contrast<br />Double the Storage 3,500 Books<br />Price US$139 WiFi ; $189 3G + WiFi<br />2 Colours Graphite or White<br />

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