Tuesday, April 5, 2011

amazon kindle now available in india

Few months back,one of my very close friend,asked me a question-"is it possible to buy kindle in india".It was not possible at that time.So i could not answer his question to his satisfaction.But it is possible now.So rwik,just go here and check it out.The link is for black wi-fi version,but 3G options are also available.
For people who were doing a rip-van-winkle act or who were preparing for post-graduation medical entrance examination,kindle is an e-book reader created by amazon.To promote it,amazon bought mobipocket.com and killed it in 2005.
Here is a detail about the specs:

DisplayAmazon's 6" diagonal electronic paper display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 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).
Weight8.7 ounces (247 grams).
System RequirementsNone, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer. Check wireless coverage.
Storage4GB internal (approximately 3GB available for user content).
Battery LifeA single charge lasts for up to a month with wireless off. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 10 days. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content. In low-coverage areas or in EDGE/GPRS-only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.
Charge TimeFully charges in approximately 4.5 hours via the included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.
3G ConnectivityHSPDA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide wireless coverage via AT&T's 3G high-speed data network in the U.S. and partner networks outside of the U.S. See Wireless Terms and Conditions.
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n (in b or g compatibility mode) standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB PortUSB 2.0 (micro-B connector) for connection to the Kindle U.S. power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.
Audio3.5 mm stereo audio jack, rear-mounted stereo speakers.
Content Formats SupportedKindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Included AccessoriesU.S. power adapter (supports 110V-240V), USB 2.0 cable, rechargeable battery.