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The original Kindle from Amazon was the first e-reader to truly become a mainstream success with consumers. Though only offered in the United States, the first generation model proved extremely popular and was commonly sold out on the retailer's website. Backed by Amazon's extensive catalog, the Kindle offered a personalized and convenient method of reading on the go. This was the only Kindle to feature SD expandable storage.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Nov. 19, 2007
  • Price at launch: $399.99


  • Alias: Kindle 1, Kindle First Generation

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  • Height: 7.5 inches
  • Width: 5.3 inches
  • Thickness: 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 0.64 pounds
  • Primary orientation: Portrait
  • Color: White


  • Screen size (diagonal): 6 inches
  • Resolution (X): 600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • Screen shades: 4
  • Technology: E Ink
  • Touchscreen type: None


  • Operating system: Linux
  • Notable apps: Web browser, Dictionary
  • File support: PDF, .DOC, RTF
  • Audio file support: MP3


  • Internal size: 180 MB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External type: SD
  • Max. external size: 4 GB


  • Wi-Fi: No
  • 3G: Yes
  • CDMA: Yes


  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Mini USB


  • Size: 1750 mAh
  • Removable: No


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