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Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and build quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 29 user reviews of Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, performance, size, screen

value for money

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, 6" E Ink Display by Amazon

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Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

usability, build quality, value for money, battery, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display by Amazon

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Amazon Kindle 3G

 

The newest refresh to the Kindle line is sleeker and slimmer with a better screen and more wireless options.

The $189 Kindle 3G is an improvement over the already great Kindle 2. The combination of speed, good ergonomics, an improved display, and social sharing features all work in this eReader's favor. And the addition of Wi-Fi sweetens the pot. We don't...

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Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G

 

Editors' note (October 3, 2011): With the announcement of new Kindle models for 2011, we have lowered the rating of this product from 8.3 to 7.3 and removed the Editors' Choice designation originally awarded in August 2010. Potential buyers of this...

Slimmer, more compact design than previous Kindle; improved screen with higher contrast and faster page turns; native PDF support; large library of hundreds of thousands of e-books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs via Amazon's familiar online store;...

No expansion slot for adding more memory; no support for EPUB book files; no protective carrying case included; battery is sealed into the device and isn't removable.

The third-generation Kindle's winning combination of noteworthy upgrades--an improved screen, better battery life, lighter weight, and lower price--vaults it to the top of the e-book reader category.

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Amazon Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi review

 

The new Amazon Kindle 3G has landed, following up where the Kindle 2 left off. We criticised the Kindle 2 on various fronts: the fact that it was restricted to Amazon's material when it came to purchasing ebooks was the biggest bugbear. Things have...

Price, wireless connection to Amazon Kindle store, great screen, part of the Amazon eco system

No EPUB support, basic menus, "experimental" functions lack support

Excellent value for money combined with a simple connection to get your content, the Kindle experience is difficult to beat. However, you are locked to Amazon content, so won't get the option of shopping around for content

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Amazon Kindle 3G and Wi-Fi - First Look

 

The reader of the future?

Wi-fi or 3G options, price, PC-free reading, great screen

While many believe that ebook readers are merely an interim technology until something better comes along, with a starting price of £109 for the Wi-Fi only model and £149 for the Kindle 3G and Wi-Fi version, it's easy to see that if you are tempted by...

While many believe that ebook readers are merely an interim technology until something better comes along, with a starting price of £109 for the Wi-Fi only model and £149 for the Kindle 3G and Wi-Fi version, it's easy to see that if you are tempted by...

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Amazon Kindle Keyboard review

 

The Amazon Kindle has only relatively recently made it to the UK, with our US brothers and sisters enjoying the device for some time. As we've been looking at our disconnected ebook readers on this side of the pond and scratching our balding pates, US...

Wireless connection of content, feels great in the hand, easy reading experience

Not all functions available to non-US customers, rudimentary MP3 support, you are restricted to Amazon's content

Take the Kindle because you always buy from Amazon and you are happy with their content, or you'd love to be able to walk out the door with your edition of The Telegraph already on the device. If you are happy to shop around and connect your ebook...

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Amazon Kindle 3 review

 

The third-generation Amazon Kindle is unlike any other e-book reader we've handled before: and that includes the new Amazon Kindle DX (Graphite).

The Amazon Kindle 3 made an unusually quick, and positive, impression. The new Kindle's solid build quality, improved design, integrated store, and cross-platform transportability (books are usable on any Kindle reader app, including iPhone, iPad,...

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"Great eReader"

 

Just love this device.I also have a Sony ereader that I really like, but I got the Kindle so that I could have the other features that Amazon offers. I especially like the Wi-fi feature and the 3G capability. I am enjoying having it very muchQ

Light

None that I have seen yet

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"Great product, super support both on line and phone"

 

Would highly recommend this to any one that loves to read, so much easier than carrying a book plus if you finish one book you still have more with you at all times.

Easy to use - great reading in any type of light

can not change screen savers but that is no big deal for me

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"How did I ever survive without my Kindle?!?"

 

For anyone who loves to read and wants to carry multiple books without the weight, Kindle is for you. The paper like display makes you feel as though your reading a book without the bulk.

I get to carry a mountain of books with me everywhere I go and they are so light. The e-ink screen keeps my eyes from hurting, reading from the backlit computer screen would give me headaches. I read a lot! The Kindle is easy to navigate and use.

There are no cons.

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"Crisp clear text. Easy to use. Lightweight"

 

Back cover has been treated or processed with a chemical that caused an allergic reaction. I had to return the unit and after talking with the sales staff at Best Buy Kindle seems to be the best of the breed. I wasn't able to keep the unit longer than...

Ability to carry volumes of information. Pretty decent music player. Easy to figure out most functionalities with little trouble or direction. Keyboard easy to navigate. Easy to acclimate to 6" screen size. Good price for the 3G WiFi combo.

Absence of headers; an eReader problem, especially for Bible study. Music player has limited controls; can't arrange tracks. Need to move back button away from the down arrow; too close together and must learn to avoid it. Internet very slow.

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