Amazon Kindle eReaders
The majority of Americans and Englishmen at words "the electronic book" imagine the Amаzon Kindle. The American company Amazon is the leading manufacturer of electronic books in the world. Now there are issued four models of electronic books: Kindle Touch Special Offer, Kindle 3 Wi-Fi, Kindle 4 Special offer, Kindle Paperwhite. All models are equipped by screen E-Ink Pearl with the size of 6 inches, have the qualitative plastic case of a small thickness. These models are issued by the company in two variants - in ordinary and in a variant with the advertising blocks appearing on the book at power on, sold on lower price. Such low price became possible at the expense of payment of a part of cost of the book by advertisers. Moreover, on money of advertisers Amazon supports the electronic Internet library. So cost of the electronic book from Amazon includes access on Wi-Fi to its electronic library with possibility of downloading of some free books.
|Touch Special Offer||Kindle 3 Wi-Fi||4 Special offer||Paperwhite|
Model Touch Special Offer differs from three other models absence of command keys and presence of the touch screen. Browsing of pages and management of the book is carried out only by means of the touch screen.
Kindle 3 Wi-Fi has the high-grade keyboard located under the screen. On the one hand it raises functionality of the device, with another increases its sizes.
Model Kindle 4 Special offer hasn't touch screen. It is equipped by "navigation" buttons in the bottom part of the case under the screen, and also convenient keys for browsing of the pages, located on each side cases.
Kindle Paperwhite is a latest model of devices for the reading, developed company Amazon. The device screen touch, e-ink HD (758x1024 points) has received name Paperwhite. Distinctive feature of this model is presence of smoothly adjustable light-emitting diode illumination with which it is possible to read in the dark. Kindle Paperwhite is issued in two updatings: with support wi-fi only or with support wi-fi and 3G. All other functional possibilites the reader practically do not differ from Touch Special Offer.
General characteristics for all e-book readers:
- Disadvantages of construction and equipment: The screen of last generation, the strong, thin beautiful case, the American quality and reliability.
- Design and equipment flaws: Poor equipment. The power unit and a cover must be bought separately. There is no slot for a SD-card.
- Advantages of the software: Simplicity and reliability, fonts with a mode anti-aliasing, support Wi-Fi.
- Software flaws: Only few supported text formats (FB2 - can't be used), there are not present support folders on a flash card (all books which have been spread out on folders, appear on a book shelf one heap). Incomplete russification - is not present Russian carryings over. Is not present downloading TTF-fonts.
The majority of lacks of the software of these models can be eliminated installation of a foreign update with a program for reading of text COOLREADER, how to make it is written here: Alternative firmware.
Amazon company Internet shop
Selection of resources of the Internet about Amazon Kindle is in section "Links."
The table of parametres.
|Model||Touch Special Offer||Kindle 3 Wi-Fi||4 Special offer||Paperwhite|
|Diagonal 5"|| || || || |
|Diagonal 6"|| || || || |
|E-Ink Vizplex (600x800)|| || || || |
|E-Ink Pearl (600x800)|| || || || |
|E-Ink Pearl HD (758x1024)|| || || || |
|E-Ink FLEX (758x1024)|| || || || |
|Touchscreen|| || || || |
|Display with LED backlight|| || || || |
|Slot for a SD-card|| || || || |
|Slot for a microSD-card|| || || || |
|Model||Touch Special Offer||Kindle 3 Wi-Fi||4 Special offer||Paperwhite||TXT|| || || || |
|FB2|| || || || |
|EPUB|| || || || |
|MOBI (PRC)|| || || || |
| || || || |
|DJVU|| || || || |
|HTML|| || || || |
|Viewing of images JPG/PNG|| || || || |
|Model||Touch Special Offer||Kindle 3 Wi-Fi||4 Special offer||Paperwhite||Support of loading of TTF-fonts|| || || || |
|Anti-aliasing fonts|| || || || |
|Carryings over to the text in Russian|| || || || |
|Footnotes below on page|| || || || |
|Support of folders on a SD-card|| || || || |
|Display of names of files of e-books|| || || || |
|Display of names of books and authors|| || || || |
|Display of covers of books|| || || || |
|Presence of the file-manager|| || || || |
|Model||Touch Special Offer||Kindle 3 Wi-Fi||4 Special offer||Paperwhite||Bookcover in the equipment|| || || || |
|Pouch in the equipment|| || || || |
|The power supply in the equipment|| || || || |
|USB-cable in the equipment|| || || || |
|Applications (the calculator, a calendar, games, etc.)|| || || || |
|Uploading of additional dictionaries|| || || || |
|Alternative (not factory) updates|| || || || |
|Wi-Fi module|| || || || |
|User manual||   ||   ||   ||   |