Kindle Keyboard – The Kindle You Are Accustomed To (Mostly)!
The Kindle Keyboard is basically the same as the previous Kindle models. If you like the Kindle just how it was before, this is the one for you! There is also the Kindle Keyboard 3G, that you might want to check out if you want to have coverage when you are not in a wifi zone.
It does have a few improvements, however! For one, it now includes Amazon cloud storage if you need it, meaning you can pretty much store as much as you want on it and download anything via the cloud server. You will need wifi for this on the non-3g model. Also, the e-ink screen is somewhat improved.
Here are a few of the specs for this model -
- 2 month battery life
- e-ink screen
- 6 inch display
- 4 gig memory
- up to 3500 books stored (unlimitied on cloud storage)
- wifi connection (there is also the 3g version)
- Audible.com connection for audiobooks
- keyboard for navigation and commands
I like the new cloud storage idea along with another new system – library lending. Amazon is working a deal with local libraries to lend books via the Kindle as well.
Also, as with all the Kindle units, everything you buy is archived on Amazon, so you can re-download it if it disappears for some reason!
The main difference between the Kindle Keyboard and the newer Kindle Touch is just that – the keyboard vs the touch screen. Personally, I like having a touch screen, but I have heard from many folks that they will miss the keyboard, and fortunately for them, it is not going away any time soon on this unit!