Amazon Kindle e-readers

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.

AMAZON KINDLE, PAPERWHITE, Touch Special Offer, Kindle 3 Wi-Fi, Kindle 4 Special offer

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 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.

Kindle Paperwhite 2013 is a modification of Kindle Paperwhite, which is using new generation E-ink screen - E-ink Carta, which has higher contrast of pictures. Other characteristics and appearance of the model of 2013 year are the same.

Amazon Kindle Voyage

Kindle Voyage is a novelty from Amazon. The construction of this reader, to compare with Paperwhite model, was significantly changed. In promotional information is said that it's the thinnest e-reader. It's thickness is just 7,6 mm and weight is 186 g. Apply a rather unusual shape of the case, power button is now located on the back of the case to the right. To the left and to the right of the screen there are touch keys for scrolling, that lets the user comfortably hold the device by any hand.

The screen of this device today doesn't have any analogues. It is touch E-ink Carta with diagonal of 6 inches and a new resolution - 1080h1440 points. It has backlight, which intensity depends on the level of exterior lighting. So, the darker is in the room, the brighter is the backlight. There is installed special tempered glass with anti-reflective coating to protect the screen from mechanical damages.

Memory volume, which is available to user is 4 Gb. This model still doesn't have a connector for inserting a memory card.

Price of the device at the moment is just astronomical.

General characteristics for all e-book readers:

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.

Display and flash card Formats of files Fonts and bookshelf Complete set and functions

Mo­del of e-rea­der Disp­lay Flash ca­rd
Di­a­go­nal Type Re­so­lu­tion Cont­rast Touch­scre­en Back­light SD Mic­ro SD
AMAZON KINDLE 3 Wi-Fi6E-ink Pearl600 x 80010:1    
AMAZON KINDLE 4 Special offer6E-ink Pearl600 x 80010:1    
AMAZON KINDLE 5 Special offer6E-ink Pearl600 x 80010:1    
AMAZON KINDLE 7 Special offer6E-ink Pearl600 x 80010:1    
AMAZON KINDLE DX9.7E-ink Pearl825 x 120010:1    
AMAZON KINDLE OASIS6E-ink Carta HD1072 x 144815:1    
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite6E-ink Pearl HD758 x 102412:1    
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite 20136E-ink Carta758 x 102415:1    
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite 20156E-ink Carta HD1072 x 144815:1    
AMAZON KINDLE Touch Special Offer6E-ink Pearl600 x 80010:1    
AMAZON KINDLE Voyage6E-ink Carta HD1072 x 144815:1    

Mo­del of e-rea­der Text for­mats
AMAZON KINDLE 3 Wi-Fi        
AMAZON KINDLE 4 Special offer        
AMAZON KINDLE 5 Special offer        
AMAZON KINDLE 7 Special offer        
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite        
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite 2013        
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite 2015        
AMAZON KINDLE Touch Special Offer        
AMAZON KINDLE Voyage        

Mo­del of e-rea­der Font / text Book shelf
TTF Car­ryings Foot­no­tes Fol­ders on a SD-card Fi­le na­mes Au­tors / book na­mes Book co­vers Fi­le ma­na­ger
AMAZON KINDLE 3 Wi-Fi        
AMAZON KINDLE 4 Special offer        
AMAZON KINDLE 5 Special offer        
AMAZON KINDLE 7 Special offer        
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite        
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite 2013        
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite 2015        
AMAZON KINDLE Touch Special Offer        
AMAZON KINDLE Voyage        

Mo­del of e-rea­der Equ­ip­ment You can down­lo­ad OS WiFi User ma­nu­al
USB ca­ble Char­ger Co­ver Ap­pli­ca­tions Alt. Firm­wa­re Dic­tio­na­ry
AMAZON KINDLE 3 Wi-Fi      Linux     
AMAZON KINDLE 4 Special offer      Linux     
AMAZON KINDLE 5 Special offer      Linux     
AMAZON KINDLE 7 Special offer      Linux     
AMAZON KINDLE DX      Linux     
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite      Linux     
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite 2013      Linux     
AMAZON KINDLE Paperwhite 2015      Linux     
AMAZON KINDLE Touch Special Offer      Linux     
AMAZON KINDLE Voyage      Linux     

Amazon Kindle DX is viewed in section "Devices with big screen".



What to read?

Stephen King "Mr Mercedes". A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who's haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular - the pre-dawn slaughter of eight people among hundreds gathered in line for the opening of a jobs fair when the economy was guttering out. Without warning, a lone driver ploughed through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes. The plot is kicked into gear when Bill Hodges receives a letter in the mail, from a man claiming to be the perpetrator. He taunts Hodges with the notion that he will strike again. Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing that from happening...

What to read?

Michael Connelly "The Lincoln Lawyer". Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil. Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers - they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence - it's about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it's even about justice. A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney's dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career...

Linwood Barclay "No Time For Goodbye". On the morning she will never forget, suburban teenager Cynthia Archer awakes with a nasty hangover and a feeling she is going to have an even nastier confrontation with her mom and dad. But when she leaves her bedroom, she discovers the house is empty, with no sign of her parents or younger brother Todd. In the blink of an eye, without any explanation, her family has simply disappeared. Twenty-five years later Cynthia is still haunted by unanswered questions...

To find these books, check out the "e-library".