Nook, Kindle, iPad: New Chapter for Books
From CBS News
Electronics stores are encountering a dramatically expanded selection of gadgets offering to replace books. John Blackstone reports on the popularity of eReaders and eBooks this holiday season. See why Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook and other eBook Readers will be the hot item this holiday season.
Kindle at a Glance
New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen with Pearl Technology
50% better contrast. The clearest text and sharpest images with latest E Ink Pearl display.
Read in Bright Sunlight
Unlike LCD screens, Kindle’s screen reads like real paper, with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.
Lighter Than a Paperback
At only 8.5 ounces and 1/3 of an inch thin, Kindle is lighter than a paperback and thinner than a magazine.
Free, Out-of-Copyright Books
Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are available such as Pride and Prejudice.
Holds 3,500 Books
We doubled Kindle’s storage so you can carry up to 3,500 books.
Over 750,000 books, including 107 of 111New York Times Best Sellers, plus audiobooks, periodicals and blogs. For non-U.S. customers, content availability varies.
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Read Everywhere with Whispersync
Your Kindle books can be read on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, Android device, and BlackBerry. Our Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
With Text-to-Speech, Kindle can read English-language content out loud to you.