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.
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.
Amazon Kindle $79 Specifications
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)
5.98 ounces (170 grams)
None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content.
Up to 1,400 books or 2GB internal (approximately 1.25GB available for user content).
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
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.
Fully charges in approximately 3 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable connected to a computer.U.S.power adapter sold separately.
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.