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Take a massive reading library on-the-go with the Kindle 6" eReader. This Kindle has a 6" anti-glare screen that allows you to read content in direct sunlight and a 167 ppi resolution for displaying clear and crisp text. The Kindle's internal storage can hold up to 2GB of content, which provides space for approximately 1400 books. If you have a large reading library, you can store that material for free in the Amazon cloud and download it as needed. You can browse the Kindle library and download books without a computer utilizing the Kindles's 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Kindle comes with a USB 2.0 cable for charging and can last up to 4 weeks on a single charge. This eReader supports children's books with Kindle Text Pop-up and allows you to set parental controls for denying access to mature material. The device's 5-way controller is designed for simple operation and navigation. With a weight of 5.98 oz and width of 4.5", the Kindle is compact and light-enough to fit in your pocket.
Reads Like Real Paper, No Glare Even in Bright Sunlight
Kindle uses an electronic ink screen that looks and reads like real paper. The matte screen reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room. The Kindle's screen has no glare.
Lighter Than a Paperback
At less than 6 ounces, Kindle is designed to make it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand for extended periods of time.
One-Month Battery Life
Kindle does not require power to maintain a page of text, allowing you to read for up to a month on a single charge, with wireless off and a half hour of reading per day, versus hours on a tablet or smart phone.
Sharp, Clear Text
Kindle uses actual ink particles and proprietary, hand-built fonts to create crisp, print-like text similar to what you see in a physical book. The screen's 100% aperture ratio means no gaps between pixels. The blacks and whites on the screen are uniform, improving image quality.
Easy on the Eyes
Every time your eyes switch from a bright screen to a dimmer, ambient room, your eyes have to adjust, which may result in fatigue. With Kindle the page is the same brightness as everything else in the room so there's no adjustment needed.
Read in Any Position
When you read for long periods of time, you often switch positions to get more comfortable. Kindle has a uniform contrast ratio that does not change with your viewing angle, so you can read in any position.
The Kindle store offers a large selection of competitively priced book titles.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition at discounted rates or at no cost.
Exclusive Kindle Titles
Over 400,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen Covey, Andy Borowitz, and Karen McQuestion.
Free Books in the Public Domain
Millions of titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice, are available for free.
Free Book Samples
Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
Millions of books, newspapers, and magazines, including the latest best sellers, Kindle Singles, and more.
Buy Once, Read Everywhere
Enjoy your purchased content in any way you choose. Kindle books can be read on Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, BlackBerry, Mac, PC, or web browsers with free Kindle Reading Apps.
Borrow From Your Public Library
Borrow Kindle books from your public library and start reading on your Kindle.
Lend Your Books
Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users for up to 14 days.
Free Wi-Fi at AT&T Hotspots
Kindle Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S.
Thinner Than a Pencil
At just over a third of an inch, Kindle is thinner than a pencil.
Books in Under 60 Seconds
Find a book and start reading in seconds with free wireless delivery.
Adjustable Text Sizes, Font Choices
Kindle has eight adjustable text sizes to suit your reading preference. You can increase the text size of your favorite book or periodical with the push of a button. If your eyes tire, simply increase the font size and continue reading comfortably. Kindle also has three font styles to choose from - all optimized and hand-tuned to provide the best reading experience.
Kindle uses hand-built, custom fonts and font-hinting to make words and letters more crisp, clear, and natural-looking. Font hints are instructions, written as code, that control points on a font character's line, improving legibility at small font sizes where few pixels are available. Hinting is a mix of aesthetic judgments and complicated technical strategies.
Global Language Support
Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favorite language. Kindle displays Cyrillic (such as Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean characters, in addition to Latin and Greek scripts. Kindle also provides access to several international dictionaries.
Real Page Numbers
You can match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding "real" page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others.
Kindle's 5-way controller is designed for ease-of-use, enabling precise on-screen navigation for selecting text to highlight or looking up words.
Supports Children's Books and Comics
Kindle supports children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up, and comic books with Kindle Panel View, which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.
Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across your devices so you can always pick up where you left off.
Free Library Backup
Automatically back up your library in the cloud, so don't have to worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.
Organize Your Library
Organize your Kindle library into customized collections, or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organizing and finding titles even easier.
Search Wikipedia and the Web
Kindle makes it easy for you to search. Enter a word or phrase and Kindle will search every instance across your Kindle library, in the Kindle Store, on Wikipedia, or the Web using Google search. Kindle features an experimental WebKit-based browser to provide a better experience.
Built-in Dictionary with Instant Lookup
Come across a word you don't know? Kindle includes The New Oxford American Dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions for free. Kindle lets you instantly lookup the definition without ever leaving the book - simply select the word with the cursor and the definition will automatically display at the bottom of the screen.
Fast Page Turns
Kindle's processor is engineered for fast, seamless page turns.
Carry and Read Your Personal Documents
Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. You and your approved contacts can e-mail documents - including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to your Kindle using Send to Kindle.
Bookmarks and Annotations
Add annotations to text, just like you might write in the margins of a book, with a virtual keyboard that appears just when you need it. And because Kindle books are digital, you can edit, delete, and export your notes. You can highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use. You don't need to bookmark your last place in the book, because Kindle remembers for you and always opens to the last page you read.
Share Meaningful Passages
Share your passion for books and reading with friends, family, and other readers around the world by posting meaningful passages to social networks like Facebook and Twitter directly from Kindle, without leaving the page. Want to post or tweet about a great new novel or newspaper article? When you highlight or create a note in your book or periodical, you can easily share it with your social network. Help your network of family and friends discover new authors and books.
Share your notes and see what others are saying about Kindle books. Any Kindle user - including authors, book reviewers, professors and passionate readers everywhere - can opt-in to share their thoughts on book passages and ideas with friends, family members, colleagues, and the greater Kindle community.
See what Kindle readers think are the most interesting passages in your books. If several other readers have highlighted a particular passage, then that passage will be highlighted in your book along with the total number of people who have highlighted it.
Lend Your Books
Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users. Each eligible book can be lent once for up to 14 days. Not all books are lendable - the publisher or rights holder determines which titles are enabled for lending.
Kindle makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalized just for you.
Games and Applications
Take a break from reading to enjoy a selection of great games and applications specially designed for Kindle, like Every Word, Grid Detective, and My Checklist.
You can shop and subscribe to your favorite magazines and newspapers, such as Vogue, Newsweek, and The New Yorker, from Newsstand. New editions are auto-delivered wirelessly direct to your device the second they go on sale.
Millions of Books
The Kindle Store contains a large selection of books people want to read, including lots of titles at discounted rates.
Parental Controls allow you to restrict access to the Kindle Store, Archived Items, and Experimental Web Browser.
Whispercast for Kindle
Whispercast is Amazon's free online tool that helps your school or business manage a deployment of Kindle devices and wirelessly distribute content. Centrally manage your Kindle devices and send eBooks and documents to your students, employees, or customers with ease.
You'll receive special offers and sponsored screensavers directly on your Kindle. Offers display on the Kindle screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen while not in use - they don't interrupt reading.
In the Box
Kindle 6" eReader (With Special Offers Advertisements)
USB 2.0 Cable
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
E-Ink Pearl Anti-Glare
6" (152 mm)
Pixels Per Inch
Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Onboard: 2 GB (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content) Cloud: Free cloud storage for all Amazon content