Review: Kindle 3 e-book Reader

A co-worker recently purchased a Kindle 2 e-reader from Amazon after they recently dropped the price. She said she was thinking of buying one anyway, but the price drop helped her to purchase it sooner rather than later. She is delighted with it and takes it to the beach, among other places. She brought it in for me to take a look at since I was curious to see if I would actually prefer the Kindle over a book on a full time basis. I didn’t think I would; although I can see where an avid reader where prefer to take a Kindle along rather than a large book, such when traveling. I guess I just like the feel of a book in my hands, plus I have so many books on my shelves that I haven’t read yet!

So now the Kindle 3 is here and a review has appeared on CNet.

In the introduction, they have this to say:

The first thing you should know about the “Kindle 3” is that it’s more evolutionary than revolutionary. Most importantly, Amazon has made its 6-inch e-reader smaller and lighter, and it has improved the screen. The Kindle has also adopted the key Wi-Fi feature from its rival, the Barnes & Noble Nook.

In fact, this Kindle comes in a couple of versions, one with both Wi-Fi and 3G wireless for $189, and a Wi-Fi-only version that costs $139–both $10 less than corresponding versions of the Nook. Each version is available in graphite or white and–on top of the more compact design–some other key additions include more memory (4GB instead of 2GB) and double the battery life (four weeks instead of two weeks with the wireless turned off).

You can read the entire review here: http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-readers/amazon-kindle-3g-wi/4505-3508_7-34140425.html?tag=mncol;txt