Excerpt: So I’m sitting on the Reunification Express on my way to Hue from Hanoi in Vietnam. It’s a 13 hour trip and I need something to while away the time. This is the third overseas trip I’ve done with my Kindle and figured why not write a quick review of how useful the Amazon Kindle 3G is as a travel companion.
Summary: Reading on the Kindle is very pleasant. The device is lightweight, thin, and comfortable to hold for long periods. Turning pages is silent and can be made from both sides of the device.
Its outline is slightly rounded, and the texture is smooth, providing a good sense of touch. A great advantage of Kindle over laptops and tablets is that it does not heat up and it can be held for long without any discomfort.
Conclusion: Amazon has become the one to beat in terms of hardware, book selection, customer service and price. The $139 Kindle 3 with WiFi is a wonderful reader for an impressively low price. The 3G + WiFi version manages to come in $10 cheaper than the Nook (we don't recommend we make your choice based on such a small price difference), and Sony's readers have come down in price but still can't match the Kindle experience.
Pros: Smaller, less expensive and higher contrast display., Pro: Great price on both readers, lovely hardware, improved keyboard, lighter, smaller and better looking. Access to Amazon's huge selection of ebooks and a good selection of periodicals. Very easy to use and easy to get books on the Kindle. Pearl E-Ink display is by far the best among E-Ink displays and first gen Kindle owners will particularly notice the improvement. New Webkit browser is much more capable, thoug...
Cons: Still locked into the Amazon store, no ePUB support., Con: No ePUB support means no shopping around for your ebooks and no library books.
Summary: The Amazon Kindle 3 made an unusually quick, and positive, impression. The new Kindle's solid build quality, improved design, integrated store, and cross-platform transportability (books are usable on any Kindle reader app, including iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and PC) all add up to a winner poised to top the pack.
Pros: Can be held in one hand, improved speed
Cons: More options to customise text display would be nice
Conclusion: There’s no doubt that the vast majority of improvements – and drawbacks – come from the hardware improvements present in the new Kindle, but these hardware improvements really help the user experience when swiftly navigating through your books and menus in the software.
Summary: Ha e-book olvasókról van szó, nem maradhat említés nélkül az Amazon Kindle, ami a legismertebb és sokak szerint a legjobb ilyen termék. A sokadik árcsökkentésnek és a nemzetközi szállításnak köszönhetően ez a készülék immár hazánkban is bárki számára elérhető – le is teszteltük, hogy érdemes-e megvenni.