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What is kindle all about and how does it work?

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 11/13/2009 | Entertainment

Kindle is this centurys greatest invention for all fervent readers. It is an e-book reader manufactured and sold by Amazon.com, the world Internet book-selling leader. 

This small device has a pleasant feel to it, is lightweight and can be easily slipped in your bag and carried around where ever you go. There are many advantages of having just one practical gadget, which can display as many books as you wish. Gone are those days when you had to choose which books to take on holiday, unless you wanted to pay for extra weight at the check in counter. With kindle the books you wish to take are all packed in one device, with a profile of barely a third of an inch. Kindle is actually lighter than a regular paperback and fits perfectly in your hands.

         So how does it work? With Kindle the pages of magazines and books are displayed digitally and can be turned by sliding the scroll bar or by pressing the next button. You can load up to 200 titles at once by downloading them through the Kindle shop on Amazon. New titles can be downloaded either through your PC and then uploaded to your Kindle through a link cable, just as you would with an iPod, or you can use the built-in wireless Internet connection to download them directly to your Kindle device.

         Another advantage of having Kindle is the book prices. A new release will cost you only 9.99 and classics are a mere 1.99 each. Kindle also comes with a users manual and the New Oxford American Dictionary.

         With Kindle you can also bookmark determined pages, which may be of interest to you and add notes, or look up synonyms and definitions with the built-in dictionary.

         Kindle is practical, light and comfortable in your hand. There are no cables, no software to install or computer needed, like in most electronic devices. All you do is pick it up just like any paperback, choose your book and start reading. There are also many comfort options, like the page-turning button on both sides, the fact that you dont have to keep the pages open as you usually would have to in order to read a regular paperback.

         With Kindle's long battery life, you can read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to 2 weeks.

         You can upload book titles in as little as sixty seconds thanks to Amazons optimised technology. You can search wirelessly through the on-line store and download the title on your Kindle.

         Kindle is, in fact one of the most innovative forms of entertainment for all book lovers.