Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G 

Released July, 2010
  • 3G + Wi-Fi
  • 6"
  • 800 x 600
  • 4 GB
7.1 Out of 10

The keyboard action has been tweaked for better tactility with a more tightly integrated five-way rocker and the E Ink display has 20 percent faster page turns and a 50 percent better contrast ratio.
by Wired (Oct, 2012)
With just 25 European newspapers and more than 700,000 books in the Kindle US store there remains room for improvement, but momentum is building fast.
by Wired (Oct, 2012)

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Amazon Kindle Keyboard


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Reviews Word on the street for the Amazon Kindle Keyboard

realised. Touchscreen support would be welcome as would greater codec support, but a class-leading display, unrivalled Kindle store integration and the convenience and ubiquity of Whispersync combine with a new price low to blow the competition away.



7.8 Out of 10

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At first glance little appears to have changed between the second- and third-generation Kindles: They retain the same basic form factor with six-inch displays and full isolation Qwerty keyboards, but in reality important upgrades have been made in nearly every area.
by Wired (Oct, 2012)

Media support

Format support is a significant irritant with only MOBI, PDF, TXT, Audible audio books and MP3 working natively.
by Wired (Oct, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Gray shades 16
Screen resolution 800 x 600
Screen size 6"
Pixel density 166 ppi
Built-in light None
Screen type E-Ink
Touchscreen None
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes


Sync across multiple devices Yes
Note taking Yes
Text to speech Yes
Directly download library e-books to device No
Web browser Yes
Stereo speakers Yes
Evernote integration No
Landscape mode Yes
Accelerometer No
Parental controls Yes


Internal storage 3.3 GB
Expansion slot None
Memory 4 GB


Input/Output port micro-USB
Cellular data 3G
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No

technical specs

Document support
  1. AZW
  2. TXT
  3. PDF
  4. PRC
  5. MOBI
  6. HTML
  7. DOC
Image support
  1. JPEG
  2. GIF
  3. PNG
  4. BMP


Uses an open platform No
Bookstore Kindle Store
EBookstore size 4 M book
Free content free content 2.5 M books
Customer loyalty program Yes
Average NYT best sellers price $9.24
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38
Reader-to-reader lending Yes
Cloud storage Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines, comics/graphic novels, textbooks, audio-books and blogs
Has retail store locations No

form factor

Size 123 x 190 x 9 mm
Weight 274 g
Interface physical keyboard
Headphone jack Yes
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