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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
      Another LRMS Knowledge Café
      Brought to you by
      Andrew Holmick
    • 2. Amazon Kindle 2 International Version
      Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      Kindle 2 International October 2009
      Available in Over 100 Countries
      3G Network--Get Books in Under 60 Seconds
      Free 3G No Monthly Fees or Contracts
      Holds Over 1,500 Books
      Original Kindle 1 late 2007 US$399
      Kindle 2 Was $299, $245, Now $189
    • 3. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      6" Display, 600 x 800 Pixels
      8" x 5.3" x 0.36“ Overall
      10.2 Ounces, lighter than typical paperback
      Barely 0.33" Thick
      E Ink Technology
      Long Battery Life
      1 Week with Wireless On
      2 Weeks with Wireless Off
    • 4. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      Easy Navigation
      QWERTY Keyboard
      Search within a book or across your library
      Built-in Dictionary
      Add Bookmarks, Highlights, Annotations
      Clip Sections or Whole Periodical Articles
      Text-to-Speech Feature
    • 5. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      Available in 2 Screen Sizes: 6” and 9.7”
      Larger Kindle DX 9.7”
      Ideal for Newspapers, Magazines and PDFs
      9.7” Screen Same Size as iPad
      Automatic Rotation for Portrait and Landscape
      1200 x 824 pixels
      16 Shades of Gray
    • 6. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      Kindle DX Graphite (3rd Gen)
      Launched 7th July 2010
      New e-ink screen
      50% Better Contrast
      Holds Over 3,500 Books
      Price Reduced from $489 to US $379
      Any Colour as long as it’s Graphite
    • 7. E-ink means ultra-low power consumption
      Battery lasts up o 2 weeks if wireless OFF
      Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      Unlike backlit LCD displays, can be read in strong sunlight
      E-ink has ultra-low power consumption
      Means battery lasts up to 2 weeks with Wireless OFF
      Unlike LCD screens, e-paper can be read in strong sunlight
      Capable of holding text and images indefinitely without drawing power
      Capable of holding text and images indefinitely without drawing power
    • 8. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      Content is King
      Over 665,000 Books (U.S.)
      Over 403,000 Books (Australia)
      116 Newspapers (Australia)
      41 Magazines (Australia)
      Blogs not available in Australia
    • 9. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      Best Sellers in Kindle Store
      5 Authors Sold Over 500,000 Kindle Books
      Stieg Larsson (First to sell Over 1 Million)
      Charlaine Harris
      StephenieMeyer
      James Patterson
      Nora Roberts
    • 10. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      Buy with one click
      International Price $2.00 more than U.S.
      Can Shop via PC or via Kindle
      Apps to read your Kindle books
      On PC, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry or Android
      Multple Devices can be Synched
      Seamlessly read were you left off on one device
    • 11. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      Not All Titles Available in Australia
      Depends on Individual Agreements
    • 12. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      What‘s New in Software Update Version 2.5
      July 2010 release
      Collections: Organize your books, audiobooks, etc.
      PDF Pan and Zoom
      Password Protection
      Facebook & Twitter Posts: Share book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter directly from your Kindle
      Popular Highlights: See what the Kindle community thinks are the most interesting passages in the books you're reading
    • 13. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      It‘s Not a Web Browser But...
      Basic Browsing Available in “Experimental”
      Used to be Restricted to Wikipedia
      Best for Text-based sites
      No Support for Flash, Shockwave etc.
    • 14. Kindle 2 Presentation -- Knowledge Cafe 30 July 2010
      New Generation Kindle 3 Announced 28th July!
      Pre-order to Ship 27th August 2010
      Smaller, Lighter, Cheaper, Faster
      New WebKit-Based Browser
      50% Better Contrast
      Double the Storage 3,500 Books
      Price US$139 WiFi ; $189 3G + WiFi
      2 Colours Graphite or White