The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-readers designed and marketed by Amazon. Amazon Kindle devices enable users to browse, buy, download, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media via wireless networking to the Kindle Store. The hardware platform, developed by Amazon subsidiary Lab126, began as a single device and now comprises a range of devices, including e-readers with E Ink electronic paper displays, Android-based tablets with color LCD screens and Kindle applications on all major computing platforms. All Kindle devices integrate with Kindle Store content, and as of April 2017, the store has over 6.9 million e-books available in the United States.
Here are the Key features of Kindle:
- Stores up to 1,400 books.
- Special high-contrast screen allows you to read even in bright sunshine with no glare.
- Clear text and fonts, and a sharp display – what you see resembles a book page.
- Adjustable text size.
- Built-in wifi or 3G connection.
- Battery life of at least a month if wifi is turned off.
- Page-turning function so you feel as if you’re reading a real book.
- Integrates with Facebook and Twitter and allows searching on Wikipedia.
- Never heats up like a laptop.
- Books can be categorised or stored as collections.
- Automatic archive function: you can delete books and download them another time.
- Screen can be rotated for better viewing of pictures, diagrams, maps, etc.
- Also able to read newspapers, magazines and web pages.
- In-built keyboard enables searching within a book, a library or online.
- You can add your own annotations to the text.
- Automatic bookmark.
- Built-in Oxford English Dictionary.
- Password protection