I’ve been reading on and exploring a new Kindle Free 3G +WiFi for three days now, using an Amazon review copy that arrived here in Maine on August 18. This video presents what I think is so great about the Kindle 3, as well as one disappointment I have in it.
I had already pre-ordered my new Kindle 3, so I plan to donate the review Kindle to EBooksForTroops as part of our new project to donate used Kindle 2′s to U.S. soldiers on active duty in Afghanistan. You can learn about this initiative by clicking here. We also just received word that the IRS has approved the E-Books for Troops 501(c)(3) application, so donations to the nonprofit are now officially tax-deductible. We will use the Gazelle listings for value of the donated Kindles for tax purposes.
This video demonstration of the new Kindle compares it with my Kindle 2 and covers size and weight, speed, clarity of display, improved PDF capabilities, accessibility, WiFi, and the missing row of numbers keys.
(The video player below links to the Blip.tv version of the review, which is identical in content but has lower resolution and file size — it’s the one that will go in the RSS feed and be available if you subscribe to The Kindle Chronicles in iTunes: )