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.
Sep. 28, 2011
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What You Need To Know
- 30 percent lighter than previous Kindle
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Public library book lending now available
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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