Kindle 3G works well in India

While reading books on Kindle, users realise they don't have to make any effort to keep the pages of the book open, which is a welcome relief.

In a pleasant surprise it has now come to light that the 3G version of Kindle works well in India and that there are no data charges.

Some users may worry about whether they would have to go through an elaborate procedure to activate 3G. However, they would be glad to find that the 3G connection works right out of the box. If the 3G network is not available people can still use WiFi, which ensures a smoother experience.

With the Amazon Kindle e book reader one can shop, download, browse and read e books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and other digital media. An innovative feature of the Kindle is that the reader automatically opens the last read page of books and magazines.

The Kindle reader display looks just like paper, so the reading experience is very close to what users are already used to with physical books. Further, the size of Kindle has deliberately been kept small like a paperback. Reading PDF files on Kindle can be slightly disconcerting because the pages do not display properly. To address these concerns, Amazon provides a free service to convert PDF files to the Kindle e-book format.

The device comes with a battery that stays charged for very long — close to a month, so even when users are going on a tour they can rest assured the Kindle reading experience will remain undisturbed.

The Graphite Kindle, available for international delivery (including India), comes with only a USB cable for charging, so one should not expect to charge it directly from an electrical socket. US adapters are specified at 100-240 V, so ideally it should work in India as well, but there is some confusion on the issue.

It takes just two days for Kindle to arrive in India if ordered from the Amazon UK website office. Once it arrives in India, it may take longer to arrive at your doorstep.

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