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Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 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. Reviews about the screen and battery are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback.

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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 90/100 = Excellent 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. People are impressed by the design and performance. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the price. There are some mixed views about the screen and reliability.

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

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

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 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. Reviews about the screen and price are overall positive. The durability and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, durability, price, screen

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

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

Oct, 2017

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Dan Costa (pcmag.com)

Amazon Kindle (3G + Wi-Fi)

 

The latest edition's improvements aren't revolutionary, but the Amazon Kindle remains the best dedicated ebook reader on the market.

Compact Design. Higher-contrast screen than its predecessor. Smarter button layout. Integrated Wi-Fi. 4GB capacity (enough space for 3,500 books). Wide selection of books, magazines, and blogs.

No support for EPub format.

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Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Steven Levy (wired.com)

Review: Amazon Kindle Third Generation With 3G + Wi-Fi

 

The third generation of the Kindle offers higher contrast, better battery, and a graphite colored chassis. But is it worth it to upgrade? And can...

Amazon keeps pace with a more competitive e-reading marketplace with a smaller device, more readable text, yet and another improved hardware interface. 9 price for Wi-Fi version will open the door for multi-Kindle families. Battery life is long enough...

Still the same DRM, no touch-screen navigation, the book-light case is too costly. Only those with tiniest fingers will avoid hitting the “back” button when moving the cursor down. Interface for newspaper and magazines still clunky

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle (3G) review:

 

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

SILVER AWARD

Expert review by: Claudia Catherine (hardwaresecrets.com)

Amazon Kindle 3G Review

 

Review of the new Kindle, Amazon.com's e-book reader with 3G network capability.

Excellent design ; Does not heat up ; Great battery life ; Wireless connection ; Free 3G connection free in over 100 countries ; Lightweight and small ; Solid build ; Comfortable to hold for long periods ; Fast page turning ; Buttons to turn the pages...

Lack of support for ePub format ; Lack of color display ; Does not allow memory expansion ; The battery is not removable (it is necessary to send the unit to Amazon in order to replace it) ; The sound gets a little muffled when using a protective cover...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Mike (netbooklive.net)

Amazon Kindle 3 – video review and pictures

 

Hey Guys, as I promised in my previous post about the Amazon Kindle 3 digital reader, I managed to get my hands on the new ebook reader last week and got a nice video review and some pictures. I do have to say ...

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Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Vince Font (TabletPCReview.com)

Amazon Kindle 3 WiFi/3G Review

 

The Amazon Kindle's widespread popularity has heaved it up and out of the ranks of novelty gadgets and made it a bona fide household item. Look around. These days, you're just as likely to see Granny Smith reading from her Kindle on her rocker as you...

Size: Further proof that this matters. Amazon managed to shave off both size (Kindle 3 is 21 percent smaller than Kindle 2) and weight, while still delivering a better product ; Free 3G and WiFi capability: Amazon's thought of everything, including the...

Price tag (for Kindle 2 owners): A $139 cost may be attractive to some, and $189 might even be within your paygrade -- but for non-first-timers who just spent roughly the same amount of cash on the Kindle 3's predecessor, the price gives little...

In other words, the new Kindle is worth every cent for the newbie. For the Kindle-owning public, it's a slightly good buy provided you have some change to spare. Otherwise, the improvements that have been made aren't so groundbreaking that you can't...

Sep, 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: Ali Heriyanto (chipchick.com)

Amazon Kindle 3 Wi-Fi 3rd Generation Review (2010)

 

If you have been waiting to justify the price for making the leap from paperback to e-ink – then the wait maybe over. Amazon's third generation of the Kindle has just launched and not only is it more affordable than ever – it's also damn adorable. The...

New smaller and slimmer size. New higher contrast display is better than ever, makes books super easy to read in any environment. WebKit browser is a nice touch. Now with a 4GB internal memory.  One word – PRICE

Interface is a bit sluggish and not very fluid. Side buttons feel a bit cheap. Memory is not expandable and battery is sealed in device

So being a virgin to this whole crazy world of the Amazon Kindle I have to say I may actually enjoy its delectable delights. Not only is the Kindle Wi-Fi 3rd generation super adorable and a great travel companion, the battery life is impressive, it...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Steve O'Hear (last100.com)

Quick review: Amazon Kindle 3 e-reader

 

Like other E Ink-powered devices, the Kindle isn't back-lit either and claims battery life of about a month, as power is only consumed during page turns, presuming that you don't use WiFi, 3G or sound.

Being third-generation, unsurprisingly, the Kindle 3 is a refined product. It’s also now reached a price point nearing impulse buy (£109 WiF-only, £149 WiFi/3G) with Amazon confident that it will make more than enough profit on the content it sells for...

Aug, 2010

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