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.
Earlier, it was reported that Amazon is working on two versions of Kindle Fire HD - one with 7 inch and the other with 8.9 inch.
Leaked images of the next generation Amazon Kindle HD 7 will have angular design of its back.
GFXBench benchmarks listed the Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013) model with 2560x1600 pixel resolution, running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset.
The quad core chip will be based on the big.LITTLE architecture and a first time for the Kindle tablets.
Amazon App Store is offering seven paid productivity apps worth Rs 3000 for free just today.
Reports about Amazon's acquisition of voice-guided search - Evi have cropped online while parties involved remain tight-lipped.
Amazon has announced its plans to make its Android Appstore available in about 200 countries and the list includes India as well.
The HD display bearing tablets come with custom Android 4.0 ICS, dual-core Texas Instrument processor and dual-antenna WiFi support.
The 6 inch ebook reader costs Rs 6,999, but in USA the same model retails for $79 (Rs 4,500), which makes it substantially costlier in India.
Amazon is in talks with Apple iPhone manufacturer - Foxconn for making the device.