Kindle in Japan

The Kindle will change publishing the way we know it! A lifetime of literature at your fingertips. Imagine being able to download any book ever printed in less than 60 seconds. Now it’s possible with this device. Will this device replace printed books?


CUPERTINO, Calif./LONDON (Reuters) - Inc., is introducing Kindle, its wireless electronic reader, for over 100 countries, including Japan, China and most of Europe, intensifying a battle for the burgeoning digital book market.


Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback

Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered wirelessly in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

3G Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle; no annual contracts, no monthly fees, and no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

International Coverage: Enjoy 3G wireless coverage at home or abroad in over 100 countries

Paper-Like Display: Reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight

Carry Your Library: Holds up to 1,500 books

Long Battery Life: Read for days without recharging

Read-to-Me: With the experimental Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book’s rights holder made the feature unavailable

Free Book Samples: Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy

Large Selection: Over 350,000 books, including 104 of 112 New York Times® Best Sellers, plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs

Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are $9.99, unless marked otherwise. When traveling abroad, you can download books wirelessly from the Kindle Store or your Archived Items for a fee of $1.99


Own an iPhone?

The iPhone is a perfect companion for your Kindle. To read Kindle books on your iPhone or iPod touch, simply download our free Kindle for iPhone application. Our Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your reading location across your Kindle(s) and your iPhone. Read a few pages on your iPhone and pick up right where you left off when you return to your Kindle. Kindle for iPhone is not yet available for customers outside the U.S.


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6 Responses to Kindle in Japan

  1. sixmats says:

    Does it support PDF documents?

    • Billy says:

      PDF Document Conversion

      You can email your PDF documents wirelessly to your Kindle, just like other personal documents. Due to PDF’s fixed layout format, some complex PDF files may not format correctly on your Kindle.

  2. Heed says:

    I have the Kindle and it’s a terrific device for reading anything from books to magazines to newspapers. Oprah gave it rave reviews on her show a while ago! And check the reviews online on Amazon. Never carry a book again. Access to any book ever printed! Truly a game-changer

  3. Terence says:

    Any book ever printed in 60 sec? Wow

  4. freedomwv says:

    I think it is a great idea! Really handy for people on the go. Although, nothing will ever beat a good old paperback.

    • Billy says:

      I agree, reading real paper is best. But what we’re talking about here is accessibility. Download the New York Times or Sports Illustrated without having to go out and find it wherever you might be in the world.

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