Some of the Kindle Ebook readers you may want to get your hands on are the Kindle Keyboard, and the three newly introduced $79 Kindle, Kindle Touch, and the Kindle Fire.
With its name, Kindle Keyboard (previously known as Kindle 3) is the only one among the four which actually has the physical keyboard. The design is primarily the main difference of this model to the other three (which comes in touch screen or 5-way button).
Though heavier compared to the others, Kindle Keyboard appeals to those people who likes writing in their Ebook reader. Having the keyboard, of course, makes writing easier. Despite having a physical keyboard, Kindle Keyboard is still light enough and easy to use.
Kindle Keyboard has a text-to-speech feature that reads content out loud. Text to speech feature is not available in some of newest Kindle Ebook readers. The Kindle Keyboard has 4GB of internal memory, which translates to 3500 books. Its battery life can lasts up to two months.
Kindle Keyboard comes in Wi-Fi only and 3G version.
On the other hand, if you like a more basic and no-frills Ebook reader, then you may want to look at the $79 Kindle. This model is the most basic, and cheapest, in the Kindle family. If you solely want a device for reading, this is definitely for you.
Stripped off of the physical keyboard (it has a virtual one), you can navigate $79 Kindle using its 5-way controller. This is the lightest Kindle Ebook reader, and the smallest as it literally can fit into your pocket. Despite its small size, $79 Kindle is still very easy to use.
Unlike most of the Kindle Ebook readers, $79 Kindle does not come with a 3G edition, but it comes with built-in Wi-Fi. The internal storage can hold up to 2GB or 1400 books. That’s not bad actually for a basic Ebook reader. Its battery life can stand up to a month.
With its coined name, $79 Kindle was priced at $79 at the moment of its launch.
The Kindle Touch is one of the three newly launched Kindle Ebook readers. What separate Kindle Touch among the others is that it is a touch screen Ebook reader.
Another new feature that can be seen in this model is the “X-ray” feature. This feature lets the users see and explore the “bones of the book”. You enter an idea, character, place, or even topics, and the “X-ray” feature will let you see all the passages that mentions of the entered idea, character, place, or topic.
Kindle Touch can keep up to 3000 books and its battery life can lasts up to two months. This model also comes in 3G edition.
Another touch screen Kindle Ebook reader is the Kindle Fire. Kindle Fire can be considered as most packed with features among the Kindle Family as it supports music, games, apps, and videos. It is an Ebook reader that can actually double as a play book. Aside from reading, you can play games, download apps, stream music and videos in this Ebook reader.
It has an 8GB of internal memory that you can either choose to fill with books, music, games, and apps. The battery life of Kindle Fire will lasts up to 8hours of uninterrupted reading.
Kindle Common Features
Though different from each other, Amazon has kept all the necessary features for an Ebook reader on all these models. All versions have built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, search feature, built-in dictionary, and cloud storage for additional space if internal memory is not sufficient. All models also have e-ink screen that does not glare on any bright light, making them still perfectly readable. Also, each model has Whispersync technology that lets you pick up where you last left off, even from another device, as long as it is sync with your Kindle Ebook reader.
Kindle Keyboard is still available in stores. $79 Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Fire are available for shipping in November.