Summary: Between library lending, friend-to-friend lending, social sharing, access to more than 1 million pieces of content, and a full QWERTY keyboard, the Kindle Keyboard 3G brings a lot to the table. While it's not a new device in the strictest sense, the Kindle Keyboard 3G is a sturdy, useful, and enjoyable eReader that we would readily recommend to friends and family who want an E Ink eReader. However, we'd recommend the ad-supported, Wi-Fi-only model for just $99.
Excerpt: The Amazon Kindle Keyboard , previously called the Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi, is the third generation reading device sold by Amazon. It offers improvements over the second generation which include a design that is both slimmer and lighter weight to go along with a screen that features a faster refresh rate. Does this make it worth the upgrade if you already have an earlier model? In some cases, absolutely.
Excerpt: The new Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G has landed, following up where the Kindle Keyboard left off. We criticised the Kindle Keyboard on various fronts: the fact that it was restricted to Amazon’s material when it came to purchasing ebooks was the biggest bugbear. Things have changed slightly, with the UK Kindle Store now offering what looks like a better experience for UK users, so you don’t feel like you are simply grasping at a US service.
Pros: Price, wireless connection to Amazon Kindle store, great screen, part of the Amazon eco system
Cons: No EPUB support, basic menus, "experimental" functions lack support
Summary: The restrictive DRM and lack of support for the EPUB file format is disappointing, but we can't deny the Kindle 3G is an excellent ebook reader that makes finding, downloading and reading books a pleasure.
Pros: Clear, high-contrast display, 3G downloads with no monthly contract, Great battery life, Winning design
Cons: Doesn't support EPUB format, Restrictive DRM, Occasionally confusing menus
Excerpt: The Kindle is the most popular ebook reader in the US, dominating the market and in the process selling not just thousands, but millions. So do we need another smaller, lighter, cheaper version or should you just stick with either what you've got or not bother at all? We managed to get a brief hands-on with the new ebook reader at a one-to-one briefing in London on the day of the new announcement.
Pros: Wi-fi or 3G options, price, PC-free reading, great screen
Cons: Closed system limits your potential ebook purchases
Conclusion: Halten Sie den Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G in den Händen, fällt der gut ablesbare Bildschirm ins Auge. Allerdings unterstützt der keine Fingergesten. Zwar ermöglicht die QWERTY-Tastatur präzise Bedienung, Menschen mit großen Händen haben dennoch ihre Schwierigkeiten mit der Steuerung. Klasse: Dank Mobilfunk laden Leseratten neues Futter von unterwegs – allerdings nur vom Amazon-eigenen Shop.
Pros: Display gut ablesbar, Mobilfunk (GSM)
Cons: ePub-Format nicht unterstützt, Bücher gibt’s nur vom Amazon-eigenen Kindle Shop