Amazon Kindle Updates: Now with 85% extended battery life and adds native PDF reader

Amazon announced two new enhancements to Kindle - a result of six month firmware improvement and testing program:Kindle now has 85% more battery life that last up to seven days even with wireless turned on, from previous life of four days. Battery life with wireless turned off remains at previous level of up to two […]

Amazon announced two new enhancements to Kindle - a result of six month firmware improvement and testing program:

  • Kindle now has 85% more battery life that last up to seven days even with wireless turned on, from previous life of four days. Battery life with wireless turned off remains at previous level of up to two weeks.
  • Also 6-inch Kindle now has a built-in native PDF reader that enables Kindle customers to read documents in their original PDF format without conversion. Kindle customers simply email PDFs to their Kindle email address or move them over using a USB connection. Customers that prefer to have their PDF documents converted to Kindle format simply type "Convert" in subject of e-mail when sending documents to their “@kindle.com” address.
  • Finally, previous purchasers of new Kindle will also receive battery life improvements, and native PDF support via a firmware update automatically delivered via Whispernet wireless.

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