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Kindles for Christmas

publication date: Nov 20, 2011
author/source: Anne Coates
KindleIf you're like me and always run out of books to read on holiday, an e-reader is the ideal choice. So many new books are now published simultaneously as an e-book that you are are spoilt for choice plus books that are our of copyright, like those by Dickens and Austen and their peers are available free to download.

Many book-lovers feel it's not quite the same using an e-reader but nearly everyone I know has been won over when they started using one.

Kindle now have two options:

Kindle (Wi-Fi)
(£89) is a great choice if you already have a high-speed internet connection and wireless router setup at home, and do not want the added convenience of a 3G connection which enables you to download books anytime, anywhere on the go. If you do not have Wi-Fi setup in your home, Kindle 3G would be a better option.

Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi) (£149) is the easier option because there is no wireless setup—you are ready to shop, purchase, and read right out of the box. Built-in Free 3G connectivity uses the same wireless signals that cell phones use, but there are no monthly fees or commitments—Amazon pays for Kindle’s 3G wireless connectivity. The added convenience of 3G enables you to download books anytime, anywhere on the go—without having to find a Wi-Fi hotspot connection. With wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, Kindle 3G is a great option for travellers.

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, 6" E Ink Display
Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display