Amazon Kindle (2007)

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

What You Need To Know

  • Amazon's original e-reader offering
  • 6-inch "electronic paper" display
  • No computer required: Amazon store built in
  • Whispernet syncing of book progress
  • Sprint EV-DO wireless connectivity

Basic Specs

Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Technology E Ink
Touchscreen type None
Notable apps Web browser, Dictionary
File support PDF, .DOC, RTF
3G Yes

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias Kindle 1, Kindle First Generation
Hardware
Height 7.5 inches
Width 5.3 inches
Thickness 0.7 inches
Weight 0.64 pounds
Primary orientation Portrait
Color White
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Resolution (X) 600 px
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Screen shades 4
Technology E Ink
Touchscreen type None
Software
Operating system Linux
Notable apps Web browser, Dictionary
File support PDF, .DOC, RTF
Audio file support MP3
Storage
Internal size 180 MB
External storage Yes
External type SD
Max. external size 4 GB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi No
3G Yes
CDMA Yes
Ports
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Data connections Mini USB
Battery
Size 1750 mAh
Removable No
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