Amazon started the online bookstore revolution back in the late 1990’s selling millions of actual books. Then again in 2007 they continued the online book revolution by introducing the Kindle ebook reader. The Kindle quickly became the most popular ebook reader on the market. Oprah even said “It’s absolutely my new favorite thing in the world!”. The Kindle brought something new and fresh to the ereader market, WIRELESS capability! And Amazon has continued there tradition by coming out with the Kindle 2 and Kindle DX.
What makes the Kindle family different from all the others? Amazon’s dedicated Whispernet wireless network. This network gives Kindle users the ability to access the entire Amazon book collection directly on their device. Thats over 275,000 titles, and more are being added every day! Using the power of Sprint’s 3G wireless network, Kindle users can download books and start reading in under 60 seconds. The Kindle wireless feature only works inside the United States as of right now. But hold on everyone else, the Kindle was made for travel so it is only a matter of time before they expand the wireless capabilities to the rest of the world.
The best thing about the Kindle’s wireless advantage is the fact that it is completely free. There is no monthly fee’s or annual contracts. Amazon pays for everything, it just simply works. Want more than just books? Well with the Kindle you can have your favorite newspapers and blogs downloaded directly to the device. You can set the Kindle to automatically download the paper and having it waiting for you each morning. No need to walk out to the driveway in morning!
The Kindle also has another amazing feature. The screen actually reads like real paper. You do not have to worry about the pesky eye strain you get from regular computer screens. Read for hours just like a real book! Want to read outside in the sunlight? No problem for the Kindle, the screen stays completely readable in direct sunlight.
With features like this it is no wonder the Kindle has become the most popular ebook reader.