A Quick Overview of Kindle D00901
I received the Kindle d00901 about two Christmases ago and I haven’t put it down yet. I have about six different Kindles and I enjoy everyone of them. Every time a new model comes out, I have to have it. This is just the way I am. The Kindle d00901 is now called the Kindle Keyboard 3G and this is what this review will be covering.
This new generation of Kindle when it came out is great for reading outdoors and it is very easy on the eyes. My girlfriend really gets a lot of use out of it because she enjoys reading for long periods of time. The Kindle DX and her iPad got too heavy to hold after 30 minutes of reading so this is what prompted me to get the Kindle d00901.
The Kindle model is not a replacement of the previous one but a companion in its own class. My iPad works great for shopping online, web browsing, and games while my Kindle is fantastic for reading novels, research articles, magazines, and newspapers. This model is also much smaller and lighter than the Kindle 2. While you are reading, you almost forget you are holding it.
One of my biggest gripes about the previous Kindles and DX was that they were slow when it came to turning the page. Also, browsing the web was clunky and slow. To me this made it difficult to use and frustrating. In this model, you can flip through the pages quicker and you can surf the Net faster too with the wi-fi access feature. This is way better than just using 3G. Even with the wi-fi connectivity feature, I still don’t use this Kindle for surfing the Net. I only use it to buy e-books.
This model also has better contrast than the other e-readers. You can see the screen clearly in a dim-lit or well-lit room. If you travel a lot, this is nice because you can read anywhere regardless of the lighting conditions. For this model, you will need to get a separate light for dark rooms if you enjoy reading in the dark.
Another nice addition to the Kindle d00901 is the extra storage space to put more reading materials. The only thing I wish they would have added was the memory card slot. This was on the Kindle 1 but I can live with it.
The Kindle d00901 or Kindle 3 is a handy little e-reader. The contrast, size, speed, and battery life make it a worthwhile purchase. If you buy it from Amazon, you will have a good buying experience. I say this because you have access to what it seems to be an endless supply of reading materials to enjoy. If you are the type of person who enjoys reading outdoors for long periods of time, then the Kindle d00901 is the one for you.
If you own a Kindle 1 or 2, I am not sold on the upgrade simply because the previous models are nice e-readers already. But I wanted an upgrade anyway I just couldn’t help myself. But if you are new to the Kindle family and you just want an e-reader, this model is an excellent choice. You will enjoy its wi-fi capabilities, the better contrast, and its lightweight.
If you are wondering whether or not should you spend the extra money on 3G + wi-fi or just get the wi-fi, it all depends if you do a lot of traveling. You will have the capability to buy reading materials and access content that is wireless while you are on the road. In my opinion, spending the extra money is worth it but if you don’t travel a lot and you read at home most of the time or you have access to wi-fi hot spots, you only need the 3G. Save the extra money to buy books.