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Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G

Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G
alaScore 88

214 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and durability. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

battery, usability, portability, durability, screen

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 214 reviews)

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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, screen, size

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

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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, size, battery, durability, price

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 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,...

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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...

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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

Amazon shows that specialising can pay as it beats the tablets at their own game.

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Hands on with Amazon's zippy, alluring Kindle

 

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,...

Can be held in one hand, improved speed

More options to customise text display would be nice

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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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