The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-book readers now in its fourth generation. Amazon Kindle is a compact, electronic book with the ability for users to shop, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media via wireless networking.
There are several aspects of Kindle to cover. Foremost, of course, is the experience of reading — can it "disappear" like a good book does? But also important are the shopping experience, its technical foundation, the content "ecosystem" and how it works with a Mac.
Reading on Kindle is remarkably comfortable.
Of course, Kindle works differently than a dead-tree book, and those differences are stark in the first days of using it. The screen "blink", as it loads a new page, was distracting at first. But it's faster than turning a page in a book, and we quickly ceased to notice this.
And although Kindle runs on Linux, you won't see a command line anywhere.Kindle's software is upgradeable.
In the last three months of 2010, Amazon announced that in the United States, their e-book sales had surpassed sales of paperback books for the first time.