Amazon Kindle is a software and hardware platform developed by Amazon.com for the rendering and displaying of e-books and other digital media.
The all-new “Kindle 3” will come with a new electronic-ink screen that will supposedly boast a 50% better contrast compared to any other e-book reader, while featuring a much sleeker design that is 21% in size without compromising on its 6″ size reading area. Kindle is now lighter than ever thanks to a 15% reduction in weight to just 8.7 ounces.
The Kindle 3 is available in two versions. One of these, the Kindle Wi-Fi, is initially priced at US$139 / GB£109, and connects to the Internet exclusively via public or private Wi-Fi networks. The other version, considered a replacement to the Kindle 2, is priced at US$189 / GB£149 and includes both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. The new Kindle with 3G is available in two colors: classic white and graphite. Both models use the new E-ink “Pearl” display, which Amazon claims is 50% better in contrast – a claim that is backed up by early user reports.
Though this device is perfect for travellers, I still prefer the hardcopy of the Amazon books because I love the smell of old books.I prefer to read story books and other novels which are very old just because I want to smell that books.