New Amazon Kindle Firmware Brings Better Battery Life And PDF Reader

Posted: Nov 24 2009, 1:04pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 5:46pm CDT, in News | Portable Devices


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Amazon announced today that they have improved the Kindle eBook reader. The new Kindle firmware is improving the Kindle battery life by 85% and a native PDF reader is now part of the software.
Kindle now has battery life of up to seven days even with wireless turned on, a significant improvement from the previous battery life of four days. Battery life with wireless turned off remains at the previous level of up to two weeks.

The 6-inch Kindle now has a built-in native PDF reader that enables Kindle customers to read professional and personal documents in their original PDF format without conversion.
Owners of the latest Kindle generation will also receive the 85 percent battery life improvements with wireless on, and native PDF support via a firmware update automatically delivered via Whispernet wireless.
Native PDF support will also be available for some earlier versions of Kindle via an automatic Whispernet wireless firmware update.
The Kindle is on sale for $259 on Amazon.

Since the Barnes & Noble nook eBook reader is sold out until after Christmas, the Kindle is back as the top choice for an eReader Gift.

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