29. July 2010

Two new Kindles from Amazon

As expected a new, no two new Kindles just arrived at amazon.com and will ship from August 27th on.

You now can choose between a $139 WiFi only (available in graphite) and a $189 Free 3G + WiFi (availabele in graphite or bright-white) version of the 6 inch Kindle.

So, the Kindle got WiFi – finally, that is good news, but rises the question, why the more expensive Kindle DX did not get it?

Here are the new features:

  • New, High-Contrast E-Ink Screen – 50% better contrast than any other e-reader. The clearest text and sharpest images.
  • New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
    • Kindle now has three font styles -  standard Caecilia font, a condensed version of Caecilia, and a sans serif option
    • Support for New Characters -  Cyrillic (such as Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean characters in addition to Latin and Greek scripts
  • New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6″ size reading area
  • 17% Lighter – Only 8.5 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
  • Battery Life of Up to One Month – A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off
  • Built-In Wi-Fi – Shop and download books in less than 60 seconds
  • 20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
  • Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
  • New WebKit-Based Browser – Browse the web over Wi-Fi (experimental)

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06. May 2010

New version 3.3 of Foxit PDF reader

Foxit provides solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, securing PDF documents and eReader devices. They just announced the release of Foxit PDF Reader Version 3.3. The new verson of Foxit Reader further enhances PDF document viewing security by implementing a Safe Mode feature.
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29. April 2010

Kindle Software Update ahead!

Kindle DX

Amazon announces Kindle Version 2.5 for late may, containing some long awaited improvements!

Finally some kind of tagging system will be coming,  help you organize your books and documents into one or more collections.

Zooming into PDFs and pan around to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics.

There will be two new larger font sizes and sharper fonts for an even more comfortable reading experience.

Last but not least now you can password protect your Kindle.

Amazon Software Update Page: “The 2.5 software update for Kindle and Kindle DX is coming soon. We are rolling out the new software update to a limited group of Kindle users and plan a broad release in late May 2010. Check back here for updates on the release schedule.”

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