Amazon Ships New Kindles Earlier Than Expected
Amazon’s three newest Kindle models are all shipping out to customers earlier than expected. The Kindle Fire, which has already reached the spot of the bestselling item on Amazon.com due to high numbers of preorders, began shipping on November 14th after being scheduled for release on the 16th. The Touch and Touch 3G starting moving out of the warehouses on the 15th, six days before the scheduled date of the 21st. All three models were received sooner than anticipated, so Amazon decided to reward customers who had pre-ordered by shipping them out early.
The Kindle Touch features a new electronic ink technology that makes the pages easier to read, and page turning has become drastically faster than with older models. The text-to-speech feature and seamless integration of audio books make it a more useful device for people with sight disabilities or who like to use the device when they’re driving or otherwise occupied. Amazon Prime members can also read the newest releases without paying for them through the new Lending Library feature. This allows readers to borrow books from friends or strangers that are only available for a short time. All of these features are included on the Touch 3G version, but it also comes with a free lifetime subscription to mobile 3G service.
The Kindle Fire is more than an ereader, it is a full-fledged tablet device. It comes with access to a huge library of movies, books, apps, and other content, including over 17 million MP3s. The color touch screen allows users to navigate the menus with ease and it packs enough memory to run everything smoothly. While other similar multi-media devices are selling for $400 or more, the Kindle Fire is available now for only $199.