Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » K »

Kindle

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:

 







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
LATEST ARTICLES
Slideshow: 5 Hot Holiday Gifts for Tech Enthusiasts

From cute electronic toys to VR gaming, here are 5 hot gifts to give to your special tech enthusiast this holiday season. Read More »

What's Hot in Tech: AI Tops the List

Like everything in technology, AI touches on so many other trends, like self-driving cars and automation, and Big Data and the Internet of Things... Read More »

DevOp's Role in Application Security

As organizations rush to release new applications, security appears to be getting short shrift. DevSecOps is a new approach that holds promise. Read More »

STUDY GUIDES
Java Basics, Part 1

Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »

Java Basics, Part 2

This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »

The 7 Layers of the OSI Model

The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »