Here it is, the History of the Kindle. We're not Pro Bezos (even though we think he kicks ass) but from what we've gathered, this is the history of the Kindle for those of you lovers who're interested, we hope you find it lovely. Here goes ~
Sooooo - Okay class, make yourselves comfortable cos you're in for the next chapter of our History lesson - The History Of KINDLE. *claps* Yeah, we figured you'd jump of your chairs on this one, so here goes. Do note prices are in USD, not in SGD! Now let's get to itttt.
P.s. We're going real brief here, let us know if you actually love the freestyle copy on the bars here guys (otherwise we'll just go conventional to essays again)
First launched in 2007, was actually so popular it got sold out within the day and remaining stocks within months.
Specs: 6 inch - screen and 250mb (expandable by SD card) - sold for $400
Kindle 2: (2009)
It wasn't much of an improvement, had keyboards and rough text-to speech option, launched at $360
Kindle DX (2009 & 2010)
Nope, not inspired by DMX if ye dawgs feel me.
9.7 inch screen, 2.5 times bigger than regular kindle screen.
Well, a step forward technologically and conceptually.
It's got native PDF and an inclinometer, yup pretty slick if you ask me.
(was supposed to pave ways for newspapers and textbooks to rlly get a whole community of ereaders)
Kindle 3 : (2010)
had Wifi and 3G.
It's got sharper pearl screen and pretty graphite body.
Kindle with special offers;
dawn of the Ad Era
$114 - cheaper because of the ads
Kindle 4 (2011)
No Audio Functionality to give way to a more portable form factor
109 (no Ads)
Kindle Touch (2011)
First Ever touchscreen kindle, made its debut a year after the iPad
Same as kindle 4 just touch screen.
Regular (no ad) wifi version retailed at $139
Kindle 5 (2012)
Lightweight , 170g
starting price of $69 for the ad supported version
internal storage of 2gb
Most affordable Amazon e-reader to hit the market.
Came out with the light adjustment investment so readers no longer have the problem
of reading in the dark (even tho they were behind their competitors - Nook and Kobo Glo)
Enhanced pixel density on it's 6 inch screen
Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2013)
the 2.0 of paperwhite
E-ink carta display technology, pages load on the paperwhite 2013 incredibly quickly
Improved LED illumination and a 1ghz processor which made the 2nd gen 25% than the original.
Design were somewhat similar(28 hour battery life)
Kindle Voyage (2014)
lightest, smallest , most advanced e reader yet - could adjust the display illumination for better contrast and backlighting
Retailed at $199 for the ad- supported version
e-reading fans were given the opportunity to pick up a great product at a very reasonable price even if it was too high
Kindle 8 (2015)
Physical buttons were completely absent from the Kindle 7, which was the first basic Kindle to rely on touch-screen navigation. It also included a 1GHz processor and 4GB internal storage. And at $80 for the ad-riddled version, those impressive specs came at a surprisingly affordable price.
The catch? No integrated light. Investing in the Kindle 7 meant becoming beholden to artificial light sources once again. Still, if you could deal with the lack of LED lighting, the 2014 basic-level Kindle offered some decent specs at a price most could afford.
Kindle Paperwhite 3.0 (2015)
Amazon's current mid-range e-reader
same, 6 inch, 300 ppi E-ink Carta HD Display with ambient lighting features
same 4gb internal storage as its 2 counterparts
amazing battery life - said to be able to last 6 weeks on a single charge if used half an hour a day
Kindle Oasis (2016)
Most dramatic design overhaul of the recent years
latest e-reader entry so far, waterproof with better battery and LED backlight
weighing 131g because of their polymer frame
measures only 3.44mm
30%thinner and 20% lighter than any other Kindle.
Accelerometer build in it - detects whether you're reading with your left or right hand.