The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-book reader now in its fourth generation. It enables users to shop , play games, download, browse and to read e-books, newspaper, magazines and other digital media via wireless.
Generations Amazon released the Kindle First Generation on November 19, 2007, for US$399. Expandable Memory. Internal memory of 250 MB. Sold Only In United Nations.
On February 10, 2009, Amazon announced the Kindle 2 and released on February 23. The Kindle2 features a text-to-speech option to read the text aloud. Internal Memory 2 GB Firmware update was released to increase the battery life by 85%. Provided native PDF support.
Kindle International Version On October 19, 2009 Kindle2 International version was released. Kindle2 International version believed to have a noticeable higher contrast screen. The changes to the screen made the fonts more fuzzier than the first generation kindle. To over come this issue Amazon introduced a higher contrast “E-ink” technology that dubbed “Pearl E-ink”.
Kindle DX On May 6, 2009 Amazon released Kindle DX. Larger screen than standard Kindle. Supports PDF files. Offers accelerometer that makes it easy to rotate pages between portrait and landscape mode. International version was announced by a serial number starting with “B004”.
Kindle DX International Version On January 19, 2010 the Kindle DX International was released. It has shipped in almost 100 countries. It has larger screen size of 9.7 inches E-ink screen instead of 6 inch basic Kindle screen. It supports international 3G wireless. Its serial number is “B005”.
Kindle DX Graphite On July 1, 2010 Amazon released Kindle DX Graphite. Dropped the price from $489 to $ 379. It comes with E-ink Display with 50% better contrast and comes only in a “Graphite” case color. Changes to the display provided the user with easy reading of book and better resolution. It does not support Wi-Fi connection.
K3 On July 28, 2010 Amazon announced the release of the third generation Kindle so called K3. Comes in two versions: Kindle Wi-Fi costs $139. Kindle 3G+Wi-Fi costs $189. This is the first smaller sized Kindle. Voice Guide. Internal Memory expanded to 4 GB.
Kindle Touch –4th generation Amazon announced the touch screen version of Kindle on September 28, 2011. Available with Wi-Fi at $139 and with Wi- Fi/3G at $189. This device has the access to connect to Kindle store. Web browsing over 3G is only through Wi-Fi. Internal memory is 4GB.
Kindle Fire Amazon announced an android-based tablet with a touch color screen on September 28, 2011. It was released for $199 and has 7 -inch IPS display. This the first kindly without E-ink display. Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books. Thousands of popular
Features Stunning Color Touchscreen. 100,000 Movies and TV Shows. Fast Dual-Core Processor. Amazon Silk.(cloud accelerated browser) Free Cloud storage for all Amazon contents. Parental Controls. Extra Durable Display.(20 times stiffer and 30 times harder) 8GB internal memory. Multi Touch.
Kindle Fire 2 The Kindle Fire2 is set to land in 2012. According to rumors the first batch of tablets, estimated of 2 million units. New Kindle fire 2 could be of two models with 8.9inch and 10.1inch HD. According to rumors it could be a Android sort of device.