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New Keyboardless Amazon Kindle Offered at $79

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In the family of new devices unveiled by Amazon today, the cheapest is the $79 Kindle e-reader simply called “Kindle”.  The other devices unveiled are the Kindle Fire, priced at $199, and the Kindle Touch, priced at $99.

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The $79 Kindle is an ultra low price version of the current 6-inch E-Ink Kindle. At 5.98 ounces and 0.34-inches thick, the Kindle is said to be 30 percent lighter and 18 percent smaller than the predecessor. What’s conspicuously missing is the keyboard. For the $79 price, Amazon has “Special Offers” being pushed to the device. If you wan the Kindle without the deals, the device will cost $109.

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Amazon Kindle $79 Specifications

Display Amazon’s 6″ diagonal most advanced E Ink display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.
Size (in inches) 6.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.34″ (166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm)
Weight 5.98 ounces (170 grams)
System Requirements None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content.
On-device Storage Up to 1,400 books or 2GB internal (approximately 1.25GB available for user content).
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
BatteryLife A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 3 weeks.Batterylife will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable connected to a computer.U.S.power adapter sold separately.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n (in b or g compatibility mode) standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USBPort USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information in multiple languages available online.
Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included.
Included in the Box Kindle wireless e-reader, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide.

 

 

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