Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation Features & Specs Guide

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Amazon Kindle 3 (Australian/Global Wi-Fi Edn): Features & Specs

There is so much more to this beautiful little device than meets the eye - enough to make even the most traditionalist paper back book reader never pick up a book again! Read on to find out why ... You will be pleasantly surprised.

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Main Features:

There are literally too many features to list in this guide - we want to keep your attention right to the very end so have listed what we feel are those that you will benefit from most. Here we go!

  • Select from over 440,000 titles to download from in Australia and 670,000 titles in the US
  • Read first chapters for FREE
  • Holds up to 3,500 books at any one time - you'll be spoiled for choice of what to read while not having to worry about lugging around heavy books while on your travels. Read a novel, switch to a magazine and then browse a newspaper from around the world at any one time.
  • Free built in Wi-Fi allows you to download/purchase books via Amazon from any wi-fi hot spot, at any time
  • Travel the Globe with Kindle and still get books in under 60 seconds. Download books wirelessly in over 100 countries around the world, such as Australia, Hong Kong, Germany, Japan, Norway, Spain, South Africa, the United Kingdom (UK), and many others
  • Stay in touch with news from home by having your newspaper and magazine subscriptions delivered wirelessly while you travel
  • Transfer ebooks easily from your PC/laptop straight to your Kindle via USB cable
  • Incredible crisp high quality screen resolution mimics real book and newspaper reading experiences - enjoy reading in the sun
  • Slim and ergonimic design means you only need one hand to hold the device and flick between pages
  • Extremely light weight
  • Ideal for long distance travel and commuting
  • Social Networks: Share your passion for reading with friends and family by posting favorite passages to Twitter and Facebook directly from your Kindle
  • Wireless access to Wikipedia
  • Built in dictionary and instant lookup
  • Listen to music and podcasts
  • Read-to-me - allow your Kindle device to read text back to you and give your eyes a rest

Technical Specifications: 

Display: 6" diagonal E Ink® electronic paper display, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.


Size (in inches): 7.5" x 4.8" x 0.335" (190 mm x 123 mm x 8.5 mm)

Weight: 8.5 ounces (240 grams).

System Requirements: None, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer

Storage: 4GB internal (approximately 3GB available for user content).

Battery Life: Read on a single charge for up to 1 week with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for 2 to 3 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content. In low-coverage areas or in EDGE/GPRS-only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.

Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via the included AUS power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.

Connectivity: Your Kindle can connect to Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b or 802.11g standard

USB Port: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) for connection to the Kindle AUS power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.


Audio: 3.5mm stereo audio jack, rear-mounted stereo speakers.

Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.

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Well, we trust you have found this information both useful and surprising, we sure did before we purchased our first ever Kindle. Remember, the Kindle is so much more than just a book storage device. It's easy to see why they are the world's premier eBook reader.

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