Oz To Get Kindle
After a bit of a wait, Australia is to finally get the ebook reader that everybody is raving about.
For the first time, the Kindle ebook reader is available to customers around the world. Kindle wirelessly downloads books, magazines, newspapers and personal documents to a high-resolution 6-inch (15.24 cm) electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper.
- Kindle is pencil thin and lighter than a typical paperback.
- Readers living in or travelling to Kindle’s wireless coverage areas can wirelessly shop at the Kindle Store, download books in less than 60 seconds, automatically receive newspaper and magazine subscriptions, and receive personal documents—all without a PC, Wi-Fi hot spot, or syncing. Customers who are not in the coverage area can quickly transfer content to Kindle over USB.
- Kindle’s 6-inch (15.24 cm) electronic ink display reads like printed words on paper because the screen works using real ink and doesn’t use a backlight, eliminating the eyestrain and glare associated with other electronic displays.
- Kindle’s 2 GB of memory holds up to 1,500 books and Kindle books are automatically backed up by Amazon so customers can re-download titles in their library.
- Read For Weeks On A Single Charge: Kindle’s electronic paper display sips battery power so users can read for over two weeks with wireless turned off and up to four days on a single charge with wireless on.
- With the experimental Text-To-Speech feature, Kindle can read most newspapers, magazines and books out loud.
- Amazon’s “Whispersync” technology automatically syncs customers’ last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across Kindle, Kindle DX, and Kindle compatible devices like Kindle for iPhone.
- Wirelessly send, receive, and read personal documents in a variety of formats such as Microsoft Word and PDF.
- Kindle comes with the New Oxford American Dictionary and over 250,000 definitions that appear instantly at the bottom of the page.
- Kindle lets readers customise their reading preference by providing six different text sizes.
- By using the QWERTY keyboard Kindle users can add annotations to text, as well as highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use.