Just take a look all around you. You are sure to find a lot of gadgets and devices out there. And many of them have become a part of our everyday lives as well. But not for a long time have we seen something like the Kindle that has freaked out even the most ardent gadget followers as well. It has been a true trendsetter. It has opened up a new market and prompted the other electronic manufacturers to come out with their own gadgets that have the might to take on the Kindle.
The good news is that, Amazon has just come out with the latest gadget – the Kindle 4. While the world was anticipating the release of the Kindle Fire, what Amazon gave us was the Kindle 4. Yes, the Fire version was also released, but the fact is that, it was Kindle 4 that actually stole the show. The main reason for this is its incredible price. It has been priced at a mere $109.00. Compare this with the original price of the Kindle 2 that was at $359, and you will instantly realize just how affordable this latest gadget really is. Because of the low price, almost anybody can afford this Kindle Wi-Fi device now. There is a general belief in the market that modern day smart gadgets all come at a steep price. In fact this is the most common complaint for not wanting these devices. Amazon has made real efforts now to break that notion. Kindle 4 is the cheapest new product in the market. Naturally, Amazon is going to steal a show over their rivals.
But does Amazon make any compromises on its features in an effort to product this Kindle Wi-Fi gadget? The answer to that is a resounding “No”. Just take a look at some of the features in this gadget, and you will agree. The Kindle 4 is actually much better than Kindle 2 and all other models from the past.
Why should you buy Kindle 4?
Reading books is back in fashion now. A lot of people these days want to read books on their computers, tablets, and even on their smartphones. However, the easiest way to read these books is by taking advantage of the advanced e-ink display technology. The experience is almost the same as reading a physical book. You won’t find it better than what is there in the Kindle 4. Even Kindle 2 wasn’t this good.
Your Kindle 4 is actually the 4th generation Kindle. Yes in many ways there wasn’t so much fanfare about this Kindle Wi-Fi device as the Fire was launched too, but in many ways it is a better device. It has all the features and much more. But remember, there is no keyboard here – the one with it is now called Kindle Keyboard.
Here’s a new feature that makes Kindle 4 a better Kindle Wi-Fi device. It has a faster drawing speed, and so the screen will redraw more quickly when you are turning your page. Just try this once. You will see that the page will not turn into black before redrawing like what used to happen in Kindle 2 and some other devices. It will just redraw just the portion that must be redrawn. As a result, it looks better. It is more streamlined as well.
Here are some of the salient features of the Kindle 4
• Kindle 2 and the other gadgets were known to be lightweight. You will be glad to know that the Kindle 4 is 30% lighter than earlier devices. The total weight is less than 6 ounces.
• Its body is 18% smaller in size. The screen size remains 6 inches though. It will fit into your pocket easily.
• This gadget uses the advanced e-ink display technology that makes reading as pleasurable as paper. You won’t be able to make any difference.
• In this Kindle Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi has been built in. You can get the books you want to read in less than 60 seconds. That’s really fast.
• This Kindle Wi-Fi gadget supports as many as 6 international languages.
Display screen and the effect of e-ink technology
Yes it is true that the display screen of your Kindle 4 is probably not as bright as Apple iPad. However it has to be remembered here that Amazon has used the e-ink display technology here and this is what has made reading on this device so much more comfortable for your eyes. There is absolutely no strain whatsoever. There is no glare, even when you are reading on this Kindle Wi-Fi device, right under the sunlight. Just use this gadget at the beach and you will see these amazing results.
The Kindle Touch has been upgraded, and so, it is also often referred to as Kindle 4 now. The latest Touch device now has touch screen. It is also a Kindle Wi-Fi device now, and it comes with Wi-Fi/3G connectivity too for an additional cost. It has the same 6 inch screen though.
There was a lot of speculation about the Kindle 4 release date. While announcing the Kindle 4 release date, Amazon also announced the launch of Kindle Fire – another 4th generation Kindle. The Fire is an Android-based tablet that comes with a touch screen. There is no 3G option in this device however. There is no camera, microphone and SD slot here as well. However, the display screen here is 7 inches.
Kindle 4 release date
A lot of people were asking about the launch of Kindle 4 or K4 or the fourth generation digital book reader from Amazon. Some followers predicted that it would be launched sometime in the middle of 2012 as Amazon usually launches improved versions after every 18 months or so. Remember, Kindle 3 was released in August 2010. However Amazon had a different idea. They launched Kindle 4 on 15th November 2011, and the new version of Kindle Touch was released on November 21st.