Amazon Kindle (2011)

The Kindle (2011) forgoes the keyboard of its predecessors and gets 30 percent lighter and 18 percent smaller in the process, making it Amazon's most svelte e-reader yet. Users can navigate the device through use of physical buttons found beneath the 6-inch E-ink display. The Kindle is offered with Special Offers at a reduced rate.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 28, 2011
  • Price at launch: $79.00

What You Need To Know

  • 30 percent lighter than previous Kindle
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Public library book lending now available

Verge Review

While the Kindle Fire tablet stole the show at Amazon's recent press event (and the Kindle Touch took whatever scraps of attention were left), something else amazing happened: the company announced and shipped a $79 e-reader, the cheapest Kindle to date and the first to break the $100 barrier. Depending on what you drive and where you live, that's not much more than a tank of gas for a legitimate Kindle with access to library lending, Whispersync via Wi-Fi, and — of course — the full Kindle...

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Basic Specs

Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Technology E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen type None
File support PDF, .DOC

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Tech Specs

Pricing / SKUs
SKU description Kindle, Kindle with Special Offers
Hardware
Height 6.54 inches
Width 4.49 inches
Thickness 0.34 inches
Weight 0.37 pounds
Primary orientation Portrait
Color Silver
Speakers No
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Resolution (X) 600 px
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Screen shades 16
Technology E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen type None
Software
Operating system Other
File support PDF, .DOC
Storage
Internal size 2 GB
External storage No
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Ports
Data connections Micro USB
Battery
Removable No
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