Hi fellow Kindlefans,

I see this comm has been dead for quite a while, and there isn't even a Kindle 3 tag in the list. Is anyone here now using a K3 model? We should get some discussions going =)

It's undeniable that the later model Kindles have some amazing features, plus, 1st gen isn't even really supported anymore. If you're still using a 1st gen, I have a tip for you.

Last week the wireless delivery system on my 1st gen started acting wonky. When I called tech support, I found out, through the course of conversation, that Kindle techs have been given authorization to offer 1st-gen owners $75 credit towards the purchase of a new model. You don't even have to send back your 1st gen-- they send you an address where you can recycle it, but if you want to, you can keep it too!

With holiday sales now in swing, $75 is nothing to sneeze at. I don't know how long they're going to be doing this offer. But if you can, find a reason to call tech support and while they're troubleshooting, ask them about this. Remember, you don't have to send your 1st gen back to them, so you can just TELL them something's not working and they should be able to declare it "malfunctioning" and give you the deal. I got the offer from a tech after being escalated past the first customer service rep who answered the phone, so you may need to get to that 2nd tier of support.

I was happy enough with my 1st gen, but now that I have the K3... omg. It's amazing.
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([personal profile] melanie Nov. 10th, 2009 08:23 am)
There is now an application to read your Kindle books on your PC. They say MAC version is coming soon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000426311
I don't remember hearing about it but I've noticed it.

The price to convert a document and wirelessly send it to your Kindle has increased from 10 cents to 15 cents. Though Amazon won't charge you until $6 has been accrued is still the same for now.
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Amazon has officially announced the new Kindle DX, there is no known estimated release date yet but they are taking pre-orders.

Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

Carry Your Library: Holds up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents

Beautiful Large Display: 9.7" diagonal e-ink screen reads like real paper; boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and sharp images

Auto-Rotating Screen: Display auto-rotates from portrait to landscape as you turn the device so you can view full-width maps, graphs, tables, and Web pages

Built-In PDF Reader: Native PDF support allows you to carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go

Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle DX, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, no annual contracts, and no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

Books In Under 60 Seconds: You get free wireless delivery of books in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

Long Battery Life: Read for days without recharging

Read-to-Me: With the text-to-speech feature, Kindle DX can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable

Big Selection, Low Prices: Over 275,000 books; New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are only $9.99, unless marked otherwise

More Than Books: U.S. and international newspapers including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, magazines including The New Yorker and Time, plus popular blogs, all auto-delivered wirelessly


Kindle DX
Kindle DX: Amazon's 9.7" Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation)
Display
9.7" diagonal e-ink
Size
10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38"
Storage
3,500 books
PDF Support
native PDF reader
Rotating Display
3G Wireless
Books in Under 60 Seconds
Text-to-Speech
Whispersync
Price
$489.00
Availability
Pre-order now


Display
6" diagonal e-ink
Size
8" x 5.3" x 0.36"
Storage
1,500 books
PDF Support
via conversion
Rotating Display
3G Wireless
Books in Under 60 Seconds
Text-to-Speech
Whispersync
Price
$359.00
Availability
Now


TECH SPECS

Display: 9.7" diagonal E-Ink® electronic paper display, 1200 x 824 pixel resolution at 150 ppi, 16-level gray scale.

Size (in inches): 10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38".

Weight: 18.9 ounces.

System requirements: None, because it doesn't require a computer.

Storage: 4GB internal (approximately 3.3GB available for user content).

Battery Life: Read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content. In low coverage areas or in 1xRTT only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.

Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours and supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.

Connectivity: EVDO modem with fallback to 1xRTT; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide U.S wireless coverage via Sprint's 3G high-speed data network (check wireless coverage). See Wireless Terms and Conditions.

USB Port: USB 2.0 (micro-USB connector) for connection to the Kindle DX power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.

Audio: 3.5mm stereo audio jack, built-in stereo speakers.

Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), PDF, TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.

Included Accessories: Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, battery. Leather book cover sold separately.

Documentation: Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle DX User's Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].

Warranty and Service: 1 year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2 year Extended Warranty sold separately.
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([personal profile] melanie May. 5th, 2009 12:22 pm)
Via PCWorld.com

Yesterday we found out a bigger screen Kindle is coming on Wednesday, today pictures and details regarding the new Kindle DX have surfaced. Amazon's new e-book reader will have a 9.7-inch display and sports new features such as a built-in PDF reader.

Dubbed as the DX, the Kindle 2 successor will also have the ability to make notes and highlights on your documents while the 9.7-inch screen (3.7-inch larger than on the Kindle 2) will be optimal for viewing newspapers, magazines and textbooks in a format similar to their paper predecessor.


Leaked! Images of Large Screen Kindle ‘DX’
These fuzzy pics of the Amazon Kindle DX come via Engadget where we first spotted them.

While we wait for Wednesday to drag on, when the jumbo Kindle is expected to launch, some universities are also gearing up for the DX. Reports say that Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, together with Pace, Princeton, Reed, Darden School at the University of Virginia, and Arizona State will equip their students with a brand-new DX to carry their textbooks.

These university students will get this autumn their chemistry and computer science textbooks on a Kindle DX while the less lucky ones will still have to go to the library to get their books says the report. Amazon's move towards the textbook industry was expected though, as reports from as early as last year suggested the company would jump in to the $5.5 billion market.

Newspapers and magazines are also set to push on the Amazon Kindle DX with the larger screen being more suitable for reading print media content. Reports say that Amazon invited several publishers to join the DX fray, including the New York Times and Time Warner's magazine division. On the DX, subscriptions to these publications is said to be cheaper that on the Kindle 2, the NYT leading with a monthly $9.95 offer ($4 less than it would cost on the Kindle 2).

Amazon is still keeping mum on the latest developments, so all we can do is wait. Roll on Wednesday!
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([personal profile] melanie May. 1st, 2009 02:38 pm)
Welcome to the community dedicated to Amazon Kindle fans! Remember to read the rules on the profile page ^_^

If you're talking about your Kindle please specify if you have a gen 1 or gen 2 in the tags, heck use the tags freely!

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment.

I personally own a gen 1 Kindle and have been very happy with it, received mine February 2008 and have used it well since.

Welcome aboard everybody!
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