Simply put, Amazon’s newest Kindle is the best dedicated ebook reader you can buy… Amazon has managed to increase the contrast on the Kindle in a way that sets it above the Nook, Sony Readers, or any other dedicated ebook reader. Kindle is #1 bestselling item for two years running. It’s also the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Amazon.
* All-New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen – 50% better contrast with latest E Ink Pearl technology
* Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare
* New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
* New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6″ size reading area
* 17% Lighter – Only 8.5 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
* Battery Life of Up to One Month – A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off
* Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 books
* Built-In Wi-Fi – Shop and download books in less than 60 seconds
* 20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
* Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
* New WebKit-Based Browser – Browse the web over Wi-Fi (experimental)
Amazon’s Revolutionary Wireless Reading Device
New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen with Pearl Technology
50% better contrast. The clearest text and sharpest images with latest E Ink Pearl display.
Read in Bright Sunlight
Unlike LCD screens, Kindle’s screen reads like real paper, with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.
Lighter Than a Paperback
At only 8.5 ounces and 1/3 of an inch thin, Kindle is lighter than a paperback and thinner than a magazine.
Holds 3,500 Books
We doubled Kindle’s storage so you can carry up to 3,500 books.
Battery Life of Up to One Month
A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off. Keep wireless always on and go for up to three weeks without recharging.
Connect to Wi-Fi hotspots at home or on the road. Includes free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S.
Quieter Page Turn Buttons
Quieter page turning means you won’t disturb your partner when you want to read all night.
Share Meaningful Passages
Share meaningful passages with friends and family with built-in Twitter and Facebook integration.
Simple to Use
Kindle is ready to use right out of the box – no setup, no software to install, no computer required.
Improved PDF Reader
Now with new dictionary lookup, notes and highlights, and support for password protected PDFs. Easily carry all of your documents on the go. Books in 60 Seconds
With fast, free wireless delivery, you can start reading books in less than 60 seconds. No computer required.
Over 700,000 books, including 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers, plus audiobooks, periodicals and blogs. For non-U.S. customers, content availability varies. Check your country.
Free, Out-of-Copyright Books
Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are available such as Pride and Prejudice. Learn more
Low Book Prices
Over 550,000 books are $9.99 or less, including 73 current New York Times Best Sellers.
Free Book Samples
Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
Read Everywhere with Whispersync
Your Kindle books can be read on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, Android device, and BlackBerry. Our Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
Books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon. Re-download books wirelessly for free, anytime.
With Text-to-Speech, Kindle can read English-language content out loud to you.
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Included in the box
Kindle wireless reader
USB 2.0 cable
(for connection to a Kindle power adapter or to connect to a computer.)
Amazon’s 6″ diagonal electronic paper display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.
Size (in inches)
7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″ (190 mm x 123 mm x 8.5 mm).
8.5 ounces (241 grams).
None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer.
4GB internal (approximately 3GB available for user content).
A single charge lasts for up to a month with wireless off. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 3 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.
Fully charges in approximately 4.5 hours via a Kindle power adapter (sold separately). Supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.
Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n (in b or g compatibility mode) standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) for connection to a Kindle power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.