Along with us, you will have the opportunity of seeing the unboxing of the Amazon Kindle 4 and a couple of observations regarding this new device’s aspect and features. In the next couple of days we will come back with a more detailed review of the gadget, but also with some pretty interesting product comparisons.
The Amazon Kindle 4, which can be ordered right now and ships in the US, but also in Europe, comes with a pretty simple and neat box. Outside of the box, the Kindle comes with a power adapter, which can also be used to connect the e-reader to your PC or Mac through USB. You also have an instruction manual, available in a few different languages, which should come in handy for those of you who have not handled this kind of gadget before.
The new basic Kindle is lighter, more compact and more portable than before, measuring 6.5 x 4.5 x 0.34 inches and weighing in at 5.98 ounces (170 grams). As you can notice from our exclusive video below, the new Kindle doesn’t feature a keyboard, as the old ones did, but a five-way controller.
The controller is pretty nice visually, but will annoy the heck out of you when trying to type something. You will have to open an on-screen keyboard and manually choose each letter you will want to type and the whole operation will become pretty time-consuming and irritating.
The Kindle 4 sports the already classic 6-inch E Ink display with 800 x 600 pixels resolution and 16 shades of gray and also features wireless connectivity. In terms of storage space, the new e-reader comes with 2 GB of internal memory, but also with free cloud storage for all Amazon content, while in terms of battery life you should get up to one month of autonomy based on low use. Unfortunately, the new Kindle does not offer audio support, which means you have no access to audiobooks and you also can’t store music on this device.
On the other hand, the Kindle 4 comes at a great price, being available for either 79 dollars (the ad-supported version) or 109 bucks (the model without ads and sponsored screensavers).
For more details about the Kindle 4, don’t forget to check out the exclusive video below. Also, keep in touch with Tabletbite.com the next few days, because we have a couple of other surprises in store for you.