When Amazon its novel price of Kindles including theKindle Fire tablet our eyes extended. But only this new six-inch keyboard less Kindle is making its way to the UK for the time being, for So the question is, is it better than the keyboarded version it now materials on seemingly price and design alone.


In a word, yes. At least in our experience, the Kindle's keyboard is a rarely used movie but one that takes up a substantial amount of space in the reader's design. The novel Kindle removes that away and the result is a much lighter, more compact e reader. At 170g it's lighter than a thin paperback book, and when reading the only thing you'll find yourself doing is creating your fingers on either edge of the desktop to turn pages.


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Great screen


The 600 x 800-pixel e-ink exhibit is as quality as ever. It's still the closest thing you ll get to reading a printed page, with no back light or flash to cause eyestrain. Reading in direct sunlight is just as easy as with a paperback book, and turning pages is faster than previous Kindles or ereaders we tried out. Images seem surprisingly beneficial too. One of the books we read throughout our review sported a number of photographs and hand-drawn maps. As the full colour printed group did admittedly seem better, the Kindle's colored interpretation was superior and the range of greys and blacks the screen is capable of producing did most images justice in black and white.


On the interior the Kindle has enormous room for, Amazon says, about 1,400 books, most of which transfer in about a minute over One of our buys, which included many people and representations, was ready to read with in this time. The main commercial difference here is that the keyboard less Kindle supports only, not 3G. On previous models you'd be able to download books using a free 3G service, but Amazon has stuck to for this version, presume to terminate a few quid off the price. If you want 3G, you'll have to plump for the 150 keyboarded version.