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Amazon Kindle could refer to any of several models and multiple software packages.


[edit] Hardware

  • Amazon Kindle 1 - 6" screen. No longer available new.
  • Amazon Kindle 2 - 6" screen. There were two models of this differing only in the Whispernet support. One was US only and one is International, including the US. No longer available new.
  • Kindle DX - 9.7" screen. There were two models of this differing only in the Whispernet support. One was US only and one is International, including the US. A third design featured an E Ink Pearl screen. Only this later model is currently being sold.

Kindle 3 is a collective term for the following products.

  • Amazon Kindle 3G WiFi - 6" screen with worldwide 3G. Now called Kindle Keyboard 3g WiFi.
  • Amazon Kindle WiFi - 6" WiFi only. Now called Kindle Keyboard WiFi.

Kindle 4 is a collective term for 4th generation products.

  • Amazon Kindle 4 - 6" WiFi only and no Keyboard. Amazon calls this the 'Kindle' of Kindle Basic.
  • Amazon Kindle Touch - A 6" based unit with a touch screen and also has support for audio books. This is no longer available being replaced with the Kindle paperwhite.
  • Amazon Kindle 5 - The 2012 Basic Kindle.
  • Amazon Kindle 6 - The 2014 Basic Kindle now has a touch screen.
  • Amazon Kindle 8 - 2016 Basic Kindle with Bluetooth audio.
  • Amazon Kindle Oasis - top of the line 6" Kindle for 2016 with 300 ppi; asymmetric design with hardware buttons.
  • Amazon Kindle Oasis 7 - first 7" waterproof reader. released 2017.
  • Amazon Kindle paperwhite - A 6" unit with a touch screen and built-in light.

[edit] Current versions

These are the latest products from Amazon.

  • Amazon Kindle Oasis, Oasis 3, announce on July 24, 2019. It is nearly identical in appearance to the Oasis 2, with a similar 7-inch, 300ppi E Ink display, adjustable warm light, one-handed design, waterproofing, aluminum exterior, Bluetooth support and Micro USB for charging. It adds a 25 LED front light that can adjust color temperature to warmer tones, the first Kindle to be able to do so. This device is available in two different colors; Graphite or Champagne Gold.
  • Amazon Kindle Voyage - top of the line 6" Kindle for 2014 with 300 ppi.
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4th generation released November 7, 2018; it is colloquially referred to as the Paperwhite 4 and Paperwhite 2018. It is available in 8 GB Wi-Fi, 32 GB Wi-Fi and 32 GB Wi-Fi + 4G LTE models. It features a 6-inch plastic-backed display of Amazon's own design with 300 ppi and a flush screen featuring five LED lights.[92] It is waterproof with an IPX8 rating, allowing submersion in 2 meters of fresh water for up to one hour. It supports playback of Audible audio books only by pairing with external Bluetooth speakers or headphones.
  • Amazon Kindle Fire - An Android based Tablet featuring eBook reading, audio, and video. This page includes a comparison chart for all Kindle Fire models including HDX models.
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD - A new tablet with both 7" and 8.9" versions.
  • Amazon Kindle 10 was released on March 20, 2019, which features the first front light available on a basic Kindle. The front light uses 4 LEDs compared to the Paperwhite with 5 LEDs. Kindle 10 uses a 6-inch display with higher contrast than previous basic Kindles and has the same 167 ppi resolution. It has black and white colors.
  • Amazon New Paperwhite 11th generation. Now with a 6.8" display and adjustable warm light – Ad-Supported released October 27, 2021

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[edit] Formats

Amazon Kindle may also refer to any one of the proprietary file formats used on Kindle devices. These include MOBI, AZW, Topaz (AZW1), AZW4, and KF8 (AZW3) as well as AZK and KFX.

[edit] Software

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