Kindle is a line of Android-powered portable e-book reader devices developed by Amazon that enable users to shop for, download and read electronic versions of books, newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs and more. Amazon's basic Kindle devices primarily compete with similar e-book devices like Barnes & Noble's Nook, while the more advanced Kindle Fire competes with mobile devices like Android-powered tablet computers and Apple's iPad.
The entry-level Kindles' primary purpose is for reading books, and the devices utilize Electronic Ink ("E Ink") technology called E Ink Pearl to improve the reading experience. Compared to the LCD screens utilized by most mobile devices, the Kindle's E Ink Pearl technology and monochrome matte screen combine to provide sharp, clear text and reduced glare for extended reading with less eye fatigue. Kindle devices also offer built-in Wi-Fi capabilities for downloading e-books and apps, as well as basic Web browsing, and Kindle users can take advantage of free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots.
The Kindle line consists of:
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