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Jul292010

Amazon Kindle eReader third-generation for $139 and $189

Amazon launched the latest generation of its popular 6″ Kindle e-book reader. In addition to 20% smaller, 15% lighter enclosure and 50% higher-contrast E ink screen, the third generation Kindle has double the storage of its predecessor, built-in Wi-Fi in addition to its free international 3G wireless, and 20% faster page.

Amazon also introduced another version of Kindle, one without a 3G radio. This version will cost $139 unlike $189 model. Amazon has improved PDF reader, sped up experimental Webkit browser, and added text to speech capability in menu system to improve accesibility for visually impaired. However, with the recent amendment to Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the publisher-placed text-to-speech lock could be broken if no versions of a particular e-book have the accessibility feature turned on.

Also, leather case, has also been upgraded to match new Kindle. The case now features an LED lamp powered by Kindle’s own battery. The innovative new case utilizes gold-plated conductive hinges to pull electricity from Kindle Battery.

Amazon Kindle: $189 | $139

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