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Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G

Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G
alaScore 89

112 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. People really like the price and screen. The battery and portability also get good views.

usability, portability, battery, screen, price

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and performance are generally positive. The size and portability are also appreciated. Opinions about the screen and reliability are mixed. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, portability, size, performance, design

price

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

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and price. The durability and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, durability, price, screen

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

May, 2016

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (laptopmag.com)

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...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle (3G) review: Amazon Kindle (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.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Hardware Secrets (hardwaresecrets.com)

Amazon Kindle 3G Review

 

Reading on the Kindle is very pleasant. The device is lightweight, thin, and comfortable to hold for long periods. Turning pages is silent and can be made from both sides of the device.Its outline is slightly rounded, and the texture is smooth,...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Amazon Kindle 3

 

Smaller, less expensive and higher contrast display., Pro: Great price on both readers, lovely hardware, improved keyboard, lighter, smaller and better looking. Access to Amazon's huge selection of ebooks and a good selection of periodicals. Very easy...

Still locked into the Amazon store, no ePUB support., Con: No ePUB support means no shopping around for your ebooks and no library books

Amazon has become the one to beat in terms of hardware, book selection, customer service and price. The $139 Kindle 3 with WiFi is a wonderful reader for an impressively low price. The 3G + WiFi version manages to come in $10 cheaper than the Nook (we...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Stuart Anderton (techradar.com)

Amazon Kindle Keyboard review

 

Could this be the first eBook reader to truly appeal to the mass market?

It's cheap ; Superb screen ; Small and light ; Great choice of books

Not so good with pictures ; Books could be cheaper ; Some controls a bit awkwawrd ; Experimental features need more work

The Amazon Kindle Keyboard has been the most hyped eBook reader of the year.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Melissa J Perenson, (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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,...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle 3 review

 

It's cheap, the hardware is fantastic and the range of books is brilliant. These are all enough to overlook the minor annoyance of no ePub support.

Sony’s new touchscreen readers are arguably more elegant in the way that they handle documents, and their interfaces a little nicer. However, the Kindle is superb value and the store is the best you can get. For pure reading of books, then, the Kindle...

Expert review by: KitGuru (kitguru.net)

Amazon Kindle 3 Review (with leather light cover)

 

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Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: LibraryL8dy (cnet.com)

"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

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Kate Redman (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle (3G)

 

I love reading & my jammed bookcases bare witness, which is why I bought the Kindle... to try & save space. It's slim & light, The calming grey screen is easy on the eye & the battery has a great lifespan when the wireless is turned off... & you only...

Clear screen, good battery, physical keyboard, simple internet browser, cheaper books

Menu can be hard to navigate sometimes, screensavers a bit boring, not all the books I want available

Nov, 2011