Succinctly, I love it!
I am one of the lucky ones. I ordered my new new Amazon “Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally - Latest Generation” the day Amazon announced that it was available. The “Latest Generation” is now sold out – completely. Amazon will not be shipping until after September 17.
My new bouncing baby Kindle arrived on my door step this morning. I must admit I’ve only been able to play with it for about an hour so. Let’s face one nasty little fact about all of these glorious new tech goodies. We are playing with them. I am playing with it.
It is such a cute little thing. Mine is white. There is an option for gray, but the white is going to look better with my hot pink cover that should be here by tomorrow. I just love that Amazon Prime! It is almost instant gratification, but that is another story. Seriously, I don’t plan to take the new baby out without it’s cute little pink leather cover. I don’t want it to get hurt if I were to drop it.
BC readers checking my writer’s archive, might find this is my 4th gushing article about the Kindle. Several years ago when my first one arrived, it was love at first sight. I had one way back when there were less than 100,000 books available. The fact that there were less than 100,000 books available did not preclude my love affair with the very first version of the Kindle.
I must admit, it was considerate for Amazon to include a genuine imitation leatherette case with that first version of the Kindle. That no longer happens, but then with the original version, a scandisk card was needed to increase the content beyond a certain amount. Those handy genuine imitation leatherette were nice, but now that we Kindle junkies are so into our adorable e-book reader, we want personalization. I want a hot pink leather case. It even has a built in book light.
That’s my big complaint about the Kindle. There are times when you do need a book light to read it. The new version alleges to have a “High-Contrast E-Ink Screen” with something like 50% better contrast than any other e-reader. I don’t quite hold with that claim. The iPad can’t be beat as an e-reader. It just isn’t as comfortable to hold. This new little guy is much lighter than the old one. It is smaller. Heck, the box the bouncing new baby arrived in was even smaller. Granted it weighs twice what my Blackberry Pearl 3G weighs, but it sure doesn’t feel like it!