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Amazon Kindle

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Overall 9
9.0

Amazon Kindle

CNET
10 March 2011
  • Summary: Amazon has slimmed down the Kindle to make it even more affordable, without cutting too many corners. It's a bargain that will let you enjoy the best ebook ecosystem around.
  • Cons: No physical keyboard; lacks features seen on the US version.
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Overall 9
9.0

Amazon Kindle (2011)

PC Magazine
2 January 2011
  • Conclusion: The new Amazon Kindle rings in at a bargain $79 price, establishes the new class standard for affordable ebook readers, and still features the best ebook store on the market.
  • Pros: Lowest-priced Kindle to date. Significantly smaller and lighter than before. High-contrast screen. Kindle Store is fun to browse and is packed with books, lists, and customer reviews.
  • Cons: Ad-free version costs $30 extra. Page turn buttons are a little awkward to press. No memory card slot or ePub support.
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Overall 9
9.0

Amazon Kindle (2009)

PC Magazine
2 January 2011
  • Conclusion: Despite some rough edges, the Kindle is sure to drive e-books further into the mainstream.
  • Pros: Super-thin. Improved screen. Better button layout. 2GB capacity (1,500 books). Free integrated cellular modem. Text-to-speech capability. Buying new titles is dead simple. Wide selection of books, magazines, and blogs.
  • Cons: Still no touch screen. No native PDF or .DOC support. Reads only proprietary e-book format. Interface could be more intuitive.
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Overall 10
10

Amazon Kindle Review: In Depth

Recombu
14 November 2010
  • Conclusion: With the Kindle Fire on the way - although we’ve yet to have a date of when this will come to the UK. It’s easy to think ‘I’ll hang on for that.’ And if you are looking for a tablet/e-reader that might be a wise move. However if your main priority from a portable device is reading, then the Kindle should be your first choice. For long periods of reading E-Ink is far superior to a smartphone app.
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Overall 10
10

Amazon Kindle

Maclife
16 July 2009
Overall 9
9.0

Amazon Kindle

CNET
3 October 2011
  • Summary: Amazon has slimmed down the Kindle to make it even more affordable, without cutting too many corners. It's a bargain that will let you enjoy the best ebook ecosystem around.
  • Pros: Very portable; effortless reading; good build quality; wide range of titles.
  • Cons: No physical keyboard; lacks features seen on the US version.
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Overall 9
9.0

Amazon Kindle (2011) review

Pocket Lint
30 September 2011
  • Excerpt: With all the fuss over the launch of the Kindle Fire tablet, it would have been easy to overlook the new Amazon product that Jeff Bezos expects to sell "many millions" - the cheapest Kindle ever, slightly confusingly also called the Kindle. (The Kindle 3 has now been renamed the Kindle Keyboard and the original Kindle has simply been erased from Amazon’s history.) We’re nicknaming this model the Kindle 4 just to make things even foggier.
  • Pros: Supremely light and compact, decent build quality for the price, lots of free content, basic web browsing
  • Cons: Where’s the keyboard? Home screen is starting to feel stale
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Overall 6
6.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 10
10

Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi and 3G

GadgetSpeak
18 March 2011
  • Summary: Having looked at two earlier models that were only available from Amazon .Com, here – after a very long wait – I get to sample the joys of the latest sleek offering that at long last is available from Amazon in the UK.
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Overall 9
9.0

Amazon's newest, cheapest, smallest, simplest Kindle is, we think, its best

Good Gear Guide.au
7 November 2010
  • Summary: Amazon's newest, cheapest, smallest, simplest Kindle is, we think, its best. You'll have to be interested in buying books, of course -- just having the Kindle isn't really enough to inspire you to begin reading, and even though there are plenty of cheap books you still have to buy them -- but the Kindle makes it so easy as to be entirely painless.
  • Pros: Thin, light and compact body, Excellent screen, Very cheap
  • Cons: Typing with the controller is a pain, Wi-Fi quietly drains the battery
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Overall 10
10

Amazon Kindle review

electricpig.co.uk
19 October 2010
  • Summary: Tiny, simple and easy to use.
  • Pros: Light, compact, easy, and pleasingly analog along with it
  • Cons: Can't bring your own books and put them on it - Kindle tomes only
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