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New Kindle with increased battery life and native PDF reader from Amazon

24 Nov 2009 | | No Comment

Amazon today came out with its new and improved version of the Kindle which has a battery life of more than 85% of the previous version; and its own PDF reader. In addition, as a result of a hardware update, the Kindle can last up to seven days with its wireless on, rather than four as previously was the case.

The firmware improvement and testing programs ran over six months. In standby mode the battery’s life remain the same at as previous at two weeks.

Now customers can read their personal and professional documents as PDF files without any conversion due to the recently added PDF reader feature in the Kindle by Amazon.

“Kindle, already the #1 bestselling, most wished for, and most gifted product on all of Amazon.com, is now even better—with 85 percent more battery life and a built-in PDF reader,” said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle.  The Kindle is available in the market with these additional features now.

Previous purchasers of the Kindle will also receive the native PDF reader and the 85% improvemnet in battery through a firmware update automatically delivered via whispernet wireless as per announced by Amazon.

The device users can now email their PDF’s to their Kindle email addresses to read their personal or professional documents or move them over using a USB connection. If customers wish to convert PDF documents to the Kindle format, they simply write “convert” in subject line while sending email to their Kindle address.

Visit  www.amazon.com/Kindle for more information on the Kindle.

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