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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Amazon's Kindle Reader Software Improvements


Amazon just announced a software update for Kindle. It now includes a built-in PDF Reader so the Kindle will now display PDF documents natively. In addition the screen can be manually rotated between portrait and landscape views. With the new lower prices, Kindle is makeing itself an essencial tool for business or personal use.

Highlights of the update are as follows.

Improved Battery Life
The software update has also improved the battery life for Kindle. You can now read for up to 1 week on a single charge with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to 2 weeks.

Built-in PDF Reader
Native PDF support allows you to carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go. With the update your Kindle can display PDF documents without losing the formatting of the original file. Send PDF documents directly to your Kindle (via your @Kindle address) or drag and drop PDF files from your computer to your Kindle (when connected via USB). Or you can always convert PDF files to Kindle format so that they can reflow and to allow for annotations, Text-to-Speech, and zooming and panning.

Manual Screen Rotation
The Kindle screen can now manually rotate between portrait and landscape views so you can see the entire width of a Web page or magnify the page of a PDF file. The page-turn buttons work the same in either orientation, and the 5-way controller movements are switched to match the orientation.

Learn more or purchase a Kindle at Amzon.

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