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 8.7 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 Two Months
A single charge lasts up to two months with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. If you read for one hour a day, you will get battery life of up to one month.
Free 3G Wireless
No annual contracts, no monthly fees. Download books anytime, anywhere.
Global 3G Coverage
Travel the globe and still get books in under 60 seconds with wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories.
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 950,000 books, including 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers, plus audiobooks, periodicals and blogs. For non-U.S. customers, content availability varies.
Free, Out-of-Copyright Books
Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are available such as Pride and Prejudice.
Low Book Prices
Over 610,000 books are $9.99 or less, including 79 current New York Times Best Sellers.
Free Book Samples
Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
NEW - Kindle Library Lending
Later in 2011, customers will be able to check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any Kindle or free Kindle reading app.
NEW - Kindle Book Lending
Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users for 14 days.
NEW - Audible Audiobooks
Over 50,000 audiobooks from Audible.com - read by authors, celebrities, and world-class narrators - with wireless delivery via Wi-Fi.
NEW - Real Page Numbers
We've added real page numbers that correspond to print editions so you can easily reference and cite passages.
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.