Amazon Kindle Generations
EBooks come in all sizes and shapes. Once you get the taste of it, it’s very hard to put down your eBook reader. It’s so easy to read millions of books on this device that you’ll wonder why it took so long to buy one in the first place. That’s the magic of eBook readers in our day to day lives. Every kid on the block today is picking up these tablet shaped eBook readers, and whiling away their time in reading books in all forms, and in fact enjoying them. Where did the good old hard bound books, we used to carry over the neighbourhood, and give major academician looks, vanish? Worry not, they didn’t disappear anywhere.
They just got transformed into eBooks and got loaded up into revolutionary devices. While we are on the topic, allow us to introduce Amazon Kindle devices. Unless you are living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of these devices, which are out to change the way we read books. Now, is it just books we are talking about.
You could say that hundred other devices do that, but hey the buck starts here. You see Kindle is King when it comes to getting users to read books in the most enjoyable way. After all, books are meant to be your good friend. Kindle will make them your Best friends out there. If you are wondering why we say Kindle Is King, have a look at the awesome features it comes with here…,
Access To Millions Of Books Right Now
- The logic is simple. With Amazon, it’s mothership; this feature comes without saying. With users uploading thousands of books, bestsellers or otherwise, you never run out of books.
- Amazon will give more eBooks than ever, and cross-genre and category. Take for example – The Allegiant Series, The Grey Series, and Game of Thrones, etc., all selling more than their print books, every day. Take that for fabulous sales.
- Kindle Store is your candy land if you are looking not just for well-made eBooks, but also for Audiobooks (courtesy Amazon’s acquisition of Audible) and illustrations crafted Children’s books. An overall experience to the maximum.
Synchronisation And Multiple Devices
- Today our day to day life is defined by multiple smart devices which will only grow in number as time goes past. Smartphones, Computers, Devices, heck even Watches, all showing your information is different ways.
- Amazon Kindle is available for all devices, for starters, and makes life easy switching between the devices. Reading a book on your device, and you should go out with your laptop, but how do you carry the book out then?
- Simple you don’t, you just open the laptop and start up the Kindle app to continue the book. Right where you left it out. Kindle calls this tech “WhisperSync”. This is one of the coolest features you’ll see in Kindle devices.
- Get your Kindle now with Android/iOS/Windows App from its homepage. Login with Amazon accounts and get reading right away.
Proprietary Formats And Ability To Include Any Media
If you are planning to read books on Kindle, you should be aware that, all the books in it come in Mobi format. That happens to be Amazon’s proprietary format and works quite splendidly with the devices in hand. Does that mean, you can’t open your PDF or popular Epub books in this? Technically, no. But there’s a turnaround for this. You can convert these files to Mobi, quickly by using Amazon conversion tools. Load them, switch them and voila, you have them to read. Simple isn’t it.
An e-book may be downloaded from Amazon to several devices at the same time, as long as you register the devices under the same Amazon account. You can save the Preferences as well. Thus, you can save your changes and save time as well. Before we forget, you can also send your files (PDF, Doc, Epub or others) via an email to your Kindle account and those guys will convert them for you. Now that’s a great customer support initiative.
Kindle Generations And The Devices Briefly Described
First Generation:Released in 2007, The device features a 6 inches (diagonal) 4-level grayscale display, with 250 MB of internal storage, which can hold approximately 200 non-illustrated titles. You could use 3G technology to access eBooks from anywhere.
- Kindle 2, came out in 2009, featuring the text-to-speech capability and in a 2GB memory. Capacity wise, this version can hold more than 1,500 eBooks easily.
- Kindle 2 International, came with a subtle difference between Kindle 2, in the way it supports, CDMA2000 network.
- Kindle DX and International Version, was shipped to over 100 territories and supports international 3G networks. The version came out with E-Ink which reading superlative.
- Kindle DX, 2nd Gen & Graphite, came about with international fonts and the ability to store 128GB. And thus, came one-week long charge with a day’s charging.
- Kindle Keyboard, came out in 2010, became the fastest selling eBook reader ever. It came with support for Unicode characters and a Voice Guide feature for navigation with 4GB memory.
- With roughly 30 hrs. of reading capacity inbuilt, the Amazon pulled off a miracle of sorts regarding battery life.
- Amazon also gave into pleasure by dropping in some experimental features like Amazon WebKit, web browser. The reception came to positive things all around.
- The device for the Fourth generation, retaining the 6-inch E-ink display of the previous Kindle model as well as Amazon’s experimental web-browsing capability with Wi-Fi, the Kindle features a slight reduction in weight and size.
- Kindle Touch, came out in 2011, available with WiFi, can connect to the Kindle Store, download books and periodicals, and access Wikipedia.
- Touch was the first Kindle to support X-Ray, which lists the commonly used character names, locations, themes, or ideas in a book.
- Kindle upped its game in 2012, with the new generation, with Black Bezel contrasting device, which spawned its generations to go forward.
- Kindle Paperwhite, First Generation, came with E Ink Pearl print, and four inbuilt LEDs are illuminating the screen. 3G access restrictions come along with wider accessibility.
- The major inclusion in these devices was for social integration, more noticeably login credentials for Facebook, GoodReads, Google Books and more importantly Kindle stores.
- Featuring a high-density E Ink Carta visibility, the makers called out the version which came as Paperweight 2.
- The Paperwhite 2 uses a similar experimental web browser with the same 3G data usage restrictions as previous Kindles; there are no usage restrictions when using Wi-Fi.
- Kindle Voyage, which the critics claim as perhaps the best Kindle out there, came out in the year 2014. It came about with six LEDs and provided all the great reading experience.
- This is the first device to get Page Press buttons, a set of physical buttons which allowed to turn the pages without the screen touch.
- It came with 3GB storage, which meant millions of books in archives and much more enjoyment.
- Kindle Oasis is the latest to take the world by storm in this version. The Oasis has a 6-inch, 300 ppi E Ink Carta HD display with ten LEDs.
- The Oasis includes the Bookerly font, and it is the first Kindle to include the Amazon Ember font.
- Kindle 8 is perhaps the first eBook reader which includes Bluetooth and VoiceView screen reader.
- Today’s generation will celebrate the advent of LCD versions which come as deservingly the best in business.
- Kindle Fire/Kindle Fire HD/Kindle Fire HDX, came out with the latest tech on offering and made reading the most awesome thing to do ever.
- The latest in the series is Kindle Fire HDX, is the third generation of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet line that initially used Fire OS 3.