Amazon Extends Battery Life of Newest Kindle by 85 Percent
By on November 24th, 2009

Today, Amazon announced that the latest generation Kindle will receive 85 percent more battery life and a native PDF reader.

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Kindle now promises battery life of up to seven days even with WiFi turned on, a significant improvement from the previous battery life of four days. With wireless turned off, it lasts for about two weeks, which is same as previous version.

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, something we have been waiting for since ages. The previous purchasers of the new Kindle will also receive the 85 percent battery life improvements with wireless on, and a 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.

All around it looks like a good update for e-book readers. Kindle is in stock and available for immediate shipment today at www.amazon.com/kindle.

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  • http://dailydvddeals.com Andy

    It's about time they added PDF support. Glad to see better battery life too. Another price drop and I'm buying a Kindle.

 
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