Doesthekindle.com is a simple, straightforward website built to answer any questions you may have about the Amazon Kindle. This site is meant to cover all those detailed questions that don't seem to be readily available at any one place on the internet. Please note that all answers in the Q&A section refer to the Kindle 2, Kindle DX and Kindle 3G. Certain answers will differ from information about the original Kindle. If you have a question that is not covered in our Q&A section please feel free to ask away by clicking the Ask a Question link located at the bottom of the page.
|Amazon Kindle DX
|Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi|
|Display||9.7" diagonal e-ink||6" diagonal e-ink|
|Size||10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38"||7.5" x 4.8" x 0.335"|
|Battery Life (Wireless Off)||2-3 weeks||1 month|
|Battery Life (Wireless On)||7 days||10 days|
|Storage||3,500 books||3,500 books|
|Native PDF Support||YES||YES|
|FREE 3G Wireless||YES||YES|
|Global Wireless Coverage||100 countries and territories||100 countries and territories|
|Books in under 60 seconds||YES||YES|
Kindle Frequently Asked Questions.
Does the Kindle have a light?
No. The Kindle has no lighting feature but you can purchase a clip on light for reading in low light.
Does the Kindle read to you?
Yes. The Kindle has a Text to speech option for supported books. Simply look underneath the price information to see if Text to speech in enabled or not enabled.
Does the Kindle have wifi?
No. The Kindle does not work using wi-fi. It uses cell phone (EVDO/CDMA) coverage networks to download new information via Amazon Whispernet.
Does the Kindle come with books?
No. The Kindle does not come with any books but you can purchase Kindle books at Amazon.com
Does the Kindle have a browser?
As of now the Kindle does not have a browser, but there is talk of starting an online AppStore much like that of the iPhone.
Does the Kindle ever go on sale?
No one know for certain but it is unlikely. Kindle prices generally remain firm until a newer model is released.
Does the Kindle support foreign languages?
No. Kindle uses display technology similar to that of a Web browser and supports the standard ASCII character set.
Does the Kindle work overseas?
Yes and No. The Kindle 2 uses global wireless and works in over 100 foreign countries but the Kindle DX only works in 3G networks in the US. The new Kindle 3G works globally.
Does the Kindle need to be backed up?
No. All books purchased at Amazon.com will be stored in your Amazon account and can be uploaded to any upgraded Kindle you may purchase in the future.
Does the Kindle play music?
Yes. The Kindle can play mp3 formatted songs through a 3.5mm headphone jack or a built-in speaker
Does the Kindle have speakers?
Yes. The Kindle has a built in speaker in addition to a headphone jack for background music and Text to speech supported books.
Does the Kindle play movies?
Does the Kindle come with accessories?
No. The Kindle comes with a charger and all cables needed to hook up to a computer. You can purchase additional accessories here.
How big is the Kindle?
The three models are:
8.0 × 5.3 × 0.8 in
Kindle 3G Wi-Fi
7.5" x 4.8" x 0.335"
10.4 × 7.2 × 0.38 in
How long does the Kindle's battery last?
Battery life for the Kindle varies depending on the age of the battery and how often you use Whispernet, but generally ranges between 24 and 48 hours of reading. The new 3G claims to be able to hold a charge for one month as long as the wireless is not active.
How many books does the Kindle hold?
This Kindle DX and the Kindle 2 both have 4GB internal flash memory which can hold about 3,500 books.
Do you need a computer to use a Kindle?
No. The Kindle can operate independent of a computer.
Can you re-read Kindle books?
Yes. You can read Kindle books as many times as you like.
Does the Kindle offer free books?
Yes. You can find free Kindle books here
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