New 3G Kindles Shipping Now

  • New Kindle smaller, quicker
  • Longer battery life of a month
  • Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy most popular book

Amazon’s new Kindle has an electronic-ink screen with a claimed 50 percent better contrast than any other e-reader, a new design with a 21 percent smaller body, but with the the same 6-inch-size reading area, 15 percent lighter weight at just, and has been modified to have 20 percent faster page turns. It will also have up to one month of battery life with wireless off, the ability to store up to 3,500 books, no glare even in bright sunlight and built-in Wi-Fi.

The U.S. Kindle Store now has more than 670,000 books, including New Releases and 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 550,000 of these books are USD$9.99 or less, including 73 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle devices. More than 235,000 books have been added to the Kindle Store in just the last seven months, including New York Times Best Sellers "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and "The Passage."

Kindle lets you Buy Once, Read Everywhere, on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices. Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.

Customers are already ordering books to read on their new Kindles. The most popular are the books in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, Star Island by Carl Hiaasen and The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva.

Kindle 3G USD$139
3G Wireless USD$189