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Amazon Kindle


  • Made by: Amazon
  • Released: September 2011
  • Predecessor: Kindle WiFi
  • Languages Supported: English (United Kingdom), English (United States), French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
  • File Types Supported: MOBI, AZW, TPZ, PDF, TXT


The all-new Kindle - Lighter, smaller, faster

  • 30% lighter, less than 6 ounces
  • 18% smaller body, same 6" screen size - Fits in your pocket
  • Most advanced E Ink display, reads like paper
  • Built in Wi-Fi - Get books in 60 seconds
  • Massive book selection, over 800,000 titles are $9.99 or less
  • Borrow Kindle books from your public library
  • Read comfortably with eight different sizes and three font styles.
  • Priced at $79 if offers are permitted or $109 without offers.
  • Include built-in WebKit-based browser


Hardware components

  • CPU: Freescale i.MX508, ARM Cortex-A8 core, 800MHz
  • Memory: 256MB Hynix H5MS2G22AFR Mobile DDR SDRAM
  • Display: Amazon's 6" diagonal most advanced E Ink display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.
  • Display controller: Winbond 25Q40BW1G Serial Flash Memory chip
  • USB Port: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
  • Buttons: 8 physical buttons and a 4-way button with another button in the middle
  • On-device Storage: 2GB flash, 1.25GB available ("up to 1,400 books"), SanDisk SDIN502-2G Flash storage chip
  • WLAN: Atheros AR6103, 802.11b/g/n with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS); does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
  • Battery: 3.7V, 1800 mAH Li-ion battery. One month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 3 weeks. YMMV.

Other specs

  • Size: 6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34" (166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm)
  • Weight: 5.98 ounces (170 grams)
  • Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable connected to a computer. U.S. power adapter sold separately.
  • Cloud Storage: Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
  • Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
  • Documentation: Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information in multiple languages available online.
  • Warranty and Service: 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.
  • Included in the Box: Kindle wireless e-reader, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide.
  • Accessories: AC charger, Case.


This is the 4th generation of Amazon Kindles although the 3rd generation is still available but renamed the Kindle keyboard edition which has two models the Kindle WiFi and the Kindle 3G WiFi.

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