amazon kindle 2 (2009-02-10)
, Freescale 532 MHz, ARM-11 90 nm processor, 32MB main memory, 2 GB moviNAND flash storage, Kindle AZW format, the Kindle 2 reads also TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; PDF, HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion. 20% faster page turns than original Kindle, integrated HSDPA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS for 3G connectivity, wispernet, get books delivered wirelessly in less than 60 seconds; no PC required, Kindle Store, Text-to-speech, built-In Dictionary with Instant lookup, pros: Global wireless, browser, low ebook prices, text-to-speech; cons: No ePub support, no folders, Amazon's DRM, no touch screen.
- Linux - USB 2.0 port (micro-B connector) for charging and sync, 3.5mm stereo jack - 6-inch E-Ink electronic paper display - 600 x 800 resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale - 3.7 V 1530 mAh lithium polymer battery, U.S. power adapter (supports 100V-240V)Now read for up to 1 week on a single charge with wireless on, a significant improvement from the previous battery life of 4 days - 2GB internal (approximately 1.4GB available for user content) , 1,500 titles - - - 8" x 5.3" x 0.36" - 10.2 ounces (289.2 grams) - - -
Resources: http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reading-Display-Generation/dp/B0015T963C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=fiona-hardware&qid=1264092223&sr=1-3 • shortcuts, hacks and tips - http://ireaderreview.com/2009/03/09/kindle-2-tips-kindle-2-hack-list-top-25/ • PC Magazine article, Kindle 2: 10 Things You Should Know - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2340721,00.asp • latest Kindle news - http://kindlebuzz.com/ • Kindle forum site - http://www.mobileread.com/?s=17c900bc0afb2f4eeeaa31ab3ae9f7a7 • How-tos are the greatest asset on this blog. - http://kindleworld.blogspot.com/ • hacks for use with the Kindle - http://blog.fsck.com/ • weekly podcast that shares news and information on all things Kindle - http://www.thekindlechronicles.com/ • Amazon Kindle Support - http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200127470 • Kindle Help Desk - http://www.kindlehelpdesk.com/ • http://ireaderreview.com/category/free-books/ • http://www.box.net/shared/29xx4ufted • http://www.instapaper.com/ • http://www.kindlefeeder.com/ • http://ireaderreview.com/2009/11/30/kindle-pdf-feature-kindle-vs-sony-pdf/ • http://gravitationalpull.net/wp/?p=573
amazon kindle DX (May 6, 2009)
9.7-inch ebook is designed for newspaper and college student textbooks., 3G wireless, Holds up to 1,500 books , up to 1 week on a single charge with wireless on, Built-In PDF Reader, Read-to-Me Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle (AZW), PDF, TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion, Built-in Dictionary, It is the first Kindle model with an accelerometer, automatically rotating pages between landscape and portrait orientations if the device is turned on its side, pros; 9.7" screen, free internet, low ebook, prices, TTS, auto screen rotate, no ePub support, no folders, Amazon's DRM, no touchscreen.
- Linux - USB 2.0 (micro-USB connector), 3.5mm stereo audio jack, built-in stereo speakers - 9.7-inch (24.6 cm) diagonal E Ink® electronic paper display - 1200 x 824 pixel resolution at 150 ppi, 16-level gray scale - Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery, power adaptera single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on - 4GB internal (approximately 3.3GB available for user content), 3,500 titles - - - 10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38" - 18.9 ounces - - -
Resources: http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reading-Display-Generation/dp/B0015T963C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=fiona-hardware&qid=1264092223&sr=1-3 • The Kindle 2 vs The Kindle DX - http://tech.spotcoolstuff.com/amazon-review/kindle-2-vs-dx-comparison
Sony Reader Daily Edition™ PRS900BC (2009-12)
Sony’s first wireless e-reader, access to over 1 million public domain books from Google Books, ability to borrow eBooks from libraries, supports ePub open format; highlight, touchscreen keyboard text entry, freehand notes with stylus, page zoom, 2 page layout view, advanced periodical navigation functions, 6 levels adjustable font sizes, free 3G wireless downloading of books, via 3G mobile broadband network to Sony’s ebookstore where they can readily access books, periodicals, and, so far, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Post, Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, and New York Times,, built-in dictionary, supports TXT, RTF, DOC, MP3, AAC, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, HSPA, UMTS, Edge, and GPRS data services with two bands (850 and 1900 MHz), PDF crop and zoom, 2 column layout, improved contrast, no browser, sideload free & library ebooks, Sony’s Library Finder application, enabling users to access their local library’s e-book collection simply by entering their ZIP code.
- MontaVista Linux - - 7.1-inches E-INK Vizplex™ full touch screen - 600 x 1024 pixels, 16-levels gray scale - Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery DC 3.7 V ; AC Power : DC 5.2 Va single charge: Read on a single charge for up to 7 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two and a half weeks - 2Gb, user available internal memory 1.6GB - MemoryStick® PRO Duo™ (support up to 16GB) & SD Card memory slot (support up to 16GB) - - 5 x 8-1/8 x 19/32 inches (WxHxD) - 12.75 oz - Operating Temperature : 41 to 95 °F - -