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Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6" Display, U.S. Wireless)

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Say Hello to Kindle

Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback

Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

Paper-Like Display: Reads like real paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight

Long Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging

Carry Your Library: Holds over 1,500 books

Read-to-Me: With the new text-to-speech feature, Kindle can read every newspaper, magazine, blog, and book out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable

Free Book Samples: Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Large Selection: Over 350,000 books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs available

Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise
Say Hello to Kindle

The Kindle Store: 390,000 Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Blogs

At Amazon, we've always been obsessed with having every book ever printed, and we know that even the best reading device would be useless without a massive selection of books. Today, the Kindle Store has more than 390,000 books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs available. This is just the beginning. Our vision is to have every book ever printed, in any language, all available in under 60 seconds on Kindle. We won't stop until we get there.

Whether you prefer biographies, classics, investment guides, thrillers, or sci-fi, thousands of your favorite books are available, including 101 of 112 books currently found on the New York Times® Best Seller list. New York Times Best Sellers and most new releases are $9.99, and you'll find many books for less.

The Kindle Store: Over 390,000 Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Blogs

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Technical Details

Display: 6" diagonal E Ink® electronic paper display, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.

Size (in inches): 8" x 5.3" x 0.36".

Weight: 10.2 ounces.

System requirements: None, because it doesn't require a computer.

Storage: 2GB internal (approximately 1.4GB available for user content).

Battery Life: Read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content. In low coverage areas or in 1xRTT only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.

Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours and supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.

Connectivity: EVDO modem with fallback to 1xRTT; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide U.S wireless coverage via Sprint's 3G high-speed data network. Check our wireless coverage map for availability. This expanded coverage is only available for Kindle. See Wireless Terms and Conditions.

USB Port: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) for connection to the Kindle power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.

Audio: 3.5mm stereo audio jack, rear-mounted stereo speakers.

Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; PDF, HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.

Included Accessories: Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, rechargeable battery. Book cover sold separately.

Documentation: Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].

Warranty and Service: 1 year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2 year Extended Warranty sold separately.


The Kindle Store: Over 350,000 Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Blogs

Shop the Kindle Store Right on Your Kindle
You can search and shop the Kindle Store wirelessly right from your Kindle, allowing you to click, buy, and start reading your purchases within a minute. The Kindle Store offers the same great Amazon.com customer experience you're used to, including customer reviews, personalized recommendations, and low prices. We auto-deliver your selections wirelessly, so the next time you hear about a great book, just search, buy, and read.
If you are out of wireless coverage, such as traveling overseas, you can download books to your PC or Mac and transfer via USB to your Kindle.
More than 350,000 Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Blogs
Our vision is to have every book ever printed, in every language, available on Kindle. The Kindle Store currently has more than 350,000 books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs and we are adding more every day. Whether you prefer biographies, classics, investment guides, thrillers, or sci-fi, thousands of your favorite books are available. The Kindle Store offers 104 of 112 books currently found on the New York Times® Best Seller list. New York Times Best Sellers and most new releases are $9.99, and you'll find many books for less.
Free Book Samples
No need to judge a book by its cover. Kindle lets you download and read the beginning of books for free. Sample a new author or book--if you like what you read, simply buy and download the whole book with 1-Click, right from your Kindle, and continue reading. Sample length will vary by book.
Read Kindle Books on Your iPhone
The iPhone is a perfect companion for your Kindle. To read Kindle books on your iPhone or iPod touch, simply download our free Kindle for iPhone application. Our new Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your reading location across your Kindle(s) and your iPhone. Now you can read a few pages on your iPhone and pick up right where you left off when you return to your Kindle.
New York Times Best Sellers and most new releases are $9.99 unless marked otherwise. Some of our most popular titles include:
Over 350,000 books, newspapers, magazines and blogs
Over 350,000 books, newspapers, magazines and blogs
The Lost Symbol: Featuring Robert Langdon
Now the mystery is yours to solve. After six years of secrecy, you can follow Robert Langdon's search through the hidden history of Washington, D.C.
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I, Alex Cross
I, Alex Cross
by James Patterson
Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.
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Pirate Latitudes: A Novel
Pirate Latitudes: A Novel
by Michael Crichton
The Caribbean, 1665. The island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. In this climate there's a living to be made, a living that can end by disease or dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it.
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The Lacuna
The Lacuna
by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna is a story of a man pulled between two nations as they invent their modern identities. Born in the United States, reared in a series of provisional households in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd finds precarious shelter but no sense of home on his odyssey. Life is whatever he learns from housekeepers who put him to work in the kitchen, errands he runs in the streets, and one fateful day, by mixing plaster for famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.
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SuperFreakonomics
SuperFreakonomics
by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough questions, but the unexpected ones: What's more dangerous, driving drunk or walking drunk? Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it's so ineffective? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is--good, bad, ugly, and super freaky.
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New York: The Novel
New York: The Novel
by Edward Rutherfurd
As he recounts the intertwining fates of characters rich and poor, black and white, native born and immigrant, Edward Rutherfurd brings to life the momentous events that shaped New York and America. Sprinkled throughout are captivating cameo appearances by historical figures ranging from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to Babe Ruth.
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The Wrecker (An Isaac Bell Adventure)
The Wrecker (An Isaac Bell Adventure)
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It is 1907, a year of financial panic and labor unrest. Train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line and, desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in his best man, and Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West, a man known as the Wrecker.
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Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Have a Little Faith is a book about a life's purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man's journey, but it is everyone's story
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Last Night in Twisted River: A Novel
In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, who befriends them.
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Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
Her marriage challenged by an irresistible love affair, Julie Powell decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. The camaraderie at Fleischer's leads Julie to search out fellow butchers around the world. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart.
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Wolf Hall: A Novel
Wolf Hall: A Novel
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Breathless: A Novel
Breathless: A Novel
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Last Words
Last Words
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Wishin
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Ten-year-old Felix is sure of a few things: the birds and the bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he'll never forget. Wishin' and Hopin' is a vivid slice of 1960s life, a wise and witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been.
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From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a haunting autobiography.
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It is 1939. Lavender decides to flee London, not only to avoid German bombs but also to escape the memories of her shattered marriage. The peace and solitude of the small town she settles in are therapeutic...at least at first. As the war drags on, "La" is in need of some diversion and wants to boost the town's morale, so she organizes an amateur orchestra. Does it save the world, and what will become of it after the war?
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No Less Than Victory: A Novel of World War II
Presenting his account through the eyes of Eisenhower and Patton and the young GIs who struggle face-to-face with their enemy, and through the eyes of Germany's old soldier, Gerd von Rundstedt, and Hitler's golden boy, Albert Speer, Jeff Shaara carries the reader on a journey that defines the spirit of the soldier and the horror of a madman's dreams.
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Too Much Happiness
Too Much Happiness
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With clarity and ease, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives.
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Lit : A Memoir (P.S.)
Lit : A Memoir (P.S.)
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Where the God of Love Hangs Out: Fiction
Love, in its many forms and complexities, weaves through this collection by Amy Bloom. Insightful, sensuous, and heartbreaking, these stories of passion and disappointment, life and death, capture deep human truths.
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U.S. and International Newspapers
The Kindle Store offers top U.S. and international newspapers. Subscriptions are auto-delivered wirelessly to your Kindle so the latest edition is waiting for you every morning. And because Kindle is wireless, your favorite publications follow you wherever you go, whether you are at home or on the road. We'd like you to try them out risk-free, so every newspaper subscription starts with a free two-week trial. Some of our most popular titles include:
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Top Magazines
The Kindle Store offers an expanding selection of magazines to meet interests in news, politics, business, and more. Receive your issues wirelessly as they hit the newsstands. All magazines start with a free 14-day trial. Some of our most popular titles include:
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Popular Blogs & News Feeds
Kindle has more than 5500 blogs for every interest. Unlike reading blogs on your PC, Kindle blogs are downloaded onto Kindle so you can read them even when you're not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle give you full text content and images, and are updated wirelessly throughout the day. Get blogs wirelessly delivered to your Kindle for as little as $.99 per month. Some of our most popular blogs include:
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Audiobooks
With Kindle, you are able to download and enjoy more than 60,000 audio titles from Audible.com, including bestselling audio books, radio programs, audio newspapers and magazines. Due to their file size, audiobooks are downloaded to your PC over your existing Internet connection and then transferred to Kindle using the included USB 2.0 cable. Listen via Kindle's speaker or plug in your headphones for private listening.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches ; 10.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00154JDAI
  • Item model number: D00511
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18,057 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,774 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Watch a Kindle drop test. This video shows a typical drop test, with Kindle being dropped from 30 inches (76cm).
 
   

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We launched the original Kindle in November 2007. Hear what Charlie Rose, Toni Morrison, and others had to say about the original Kindle.

 
   

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Expert Reviews: See What The Experts Have to Say About Kindle
"It's hard not to love Amazon's new e-book reader. For starters, it's gorgeous. Unlike its bulky predecessor, the redesigned $359 Kindle, which came out this week, is light, thin, and disappears in your hands. If you think there's no way you could ever get used to curling up with an electronic reader, you haven't given the Kindle a chance. Load up a good book and you'll soon forget you're reading plastic rather than paper. You'll also wonder how you ever did without it. The Kindle makes buying, storing, and organizing your favorite books and magazines effortless. You can take your entire library with you wherever you go and switch from reading the latest New Yorker to the latest best-seller without rolling out of bed. In my few days using it, I was won over: The Kindle is the future of publishing." - Farhad Manjoo, Slate

"The best e-reading system on the market. Welcome improvements to aesthetics, more functional industrial design, better graphics and longer battery life. Sleeker than the original: A third of an inch thick and 10 ounces." - Steven Levy, Wired

"Bottom line: The Kindle is easier to use and more versatile, thanks to its wireless coverage." - Consumer Reports

"Overall, this is a great platform for reading a novel or anything where you just want to be able to pick it up and put it back down at a moment's notice -- the wireless delivery of books you order on Amazon's website is still just about perfect." - Christopher Null, Yahoo! Tech

"It reads very easily without any eyestrain whatsoever; I felt like I was reading a book whereas reading on an iPhone or a computer is just a gimmick. The Kindle is indeed a genuine alternative to a print edition and not just a toy." - Michael Glitz, Huffington Post

"With a slimmer, sleeker design, a crisper display and 25 percent longer battery life, the Kindle 2 is fast becoming a must-have for avid readers who don’t want to schlep a ton of books." - Star Magazine


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10,193 of 10,365 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Me! February 25, 2009
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Update May 2013:

I have used my K2 literally every day since getting it over four years ago. It's showing it's age a bit from all that usage and I'm starting to get nervous that one day it's just going to give out on me all of a sudden. I'm so attached to this model that I have recently purchased a used K2 in good condition, instead of buying a new Kindle as a backup. I love having the keyboard and buttons for quick, no-fuss access to things, and I like that the info such as book title, location number, battery status, and wireless status are always displayed on the screen, which isn't true on the models after this one.

If you're not a touch screen fan (like me) or don't have a lot of money to spend, then getting a good condition used K2 on ebay or elsewhere might be the way to go. Kindles of this age might be having battery problems (mine was only holding a charge for a couple days until I got a new battery), but you can purchase replacement battery kits online and replace it yourself. It's relatively simple.

Original review below:
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I'm a new Kindle 2 owner and I did not own a Kindle 1. I was very interested in the original Kindle, but had decided to wait for improvements based on customer feedback after it was released, especially the accidental page turning issue. Since it looked like they made the improvements I was waiting for (one of the others was a bit more free space on the case to hold it) I took the plunge and got the new one.

I thought I'd start with listing my reasons for getting the Kindle, since I think that can sometimes help others who are sitting on the fence to decide if it's for them or not.

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9,613 of 9,858 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle 2 : First Impressions from a Kindle 1 owner February 25, 2009
On the one hand I love my Kindle 1... I use it everyday, I subscribe to my favorite newspaper, I mark up my books with annotations, highlights and bookmarks.

On the other hand my Kindle 1 annoys me... unintended page changes, the awkward way I sometimes have to hold it to keep from hitting buttons, the sometimes slow page refresh, and the screen freezes that now has me traveling with a paper clip lest I need to do a reset while commuting on the train.

I've had the Kindle 2 in my hands for almost a day and have carried it on one commute. What follows is my "first impressions" review of the Kindle 2 from the perspective of an owner of the original K1. What's different, what's better and what's worse?

5 big things I immediately noticed as different:

First, when taking the K2 out of the box I immediately noted that the back cover is not easily removable (if at all) and won't slip off in my hands - as was frequent with the K1. The keyboard is also much much smaller and less obtrusive.

The second thing I noticed is power management. No longer do I have to press and hold two buttons to put the device to sleep. The switches for On/Off and Wireless On/Off are gone. There's a single small switch at the top of the K2 that handles Sleep.

The third thing I noticed - where's the silver strip? In fact, the entire navigation structure has been completely revised - I'm still getting used to it but it's a huge step forward. The silver strip has been replaced by a 4-way rocker that can also be pressed for "OK" commands, creating bookmarks, and doing highlighting.

The fourth thing I noticed - while page changing doesn't seem to me to be particularly faster - almost every other interaction on the screen is vastly accelerated...
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472 of 488 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dinosaur & the Kindle May 6, 2009
I am not a gadget girl. I am not an early adopter. I am a dinosaur. I am in love with books. I like the feel of them, the smell of them, and I am a passionate supporter of independent booksellers. I am the last person in the world who would buy a Kindle. However, Amazon likes me. They gave me a Kindle 2 as a reward for services rendered. Well, who would turn that down?

Here's the shocker... I LOVE it! I can't even believe how much I love my Kindle. A friend of mine wrote a detailed critique of the first Kindle, and I have to say that the new design is a vast improvement. Aside from being slimmer and sleeker, there are plenty of places to hold the device comfortably without activating any functions. The screen is easy to read off of, and I honestly believe that I can read faster on a Kindle than I do with a traditional book. I'm not sure why. Faster page turns? What I can tell you is that it's exceedingly comfortable and easy to read off the Kindle anywhere, but especially when you have limited space--like on public transportation. You can easily hold the Kindle and turn pages with a single hand.

The Kindle has several features that could best be described as... cool. My eyesight is fine, but I can choose the font size that suits me best. Likewise, I love the text-to-speech feature. A big frustration in my life is that I can't work on my embroidery (I'm a dinosaur, remember?) and read at the same time. Now, I can have the Kindle read to me while I stitch. Yes, it's sort of tinny and mechanical, but it's still a really nice option to use occasionally. In addition to reading published books, I read a lot of unpublished manuscripts. It's not uncommon to see me schlepping around 600 pages of loosely bound paper.
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