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Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G

We have collected and analysed 46 expert reviews and 149 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is 17-10-2011. We have compared these reviews to 134608 reviews from other eReaders. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: 11-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and performance are generally positive. The size and portability also get good views. There are mixed reviews on the screen and reliability, and many are critical about the price.

usability, portability, size, performance, design

price

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, 6" E Ink Display by AmazonKindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, 6" E Ink Display by Amazon

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Amazon Kindle 3 / 3G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and price. The durability and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, durability, price, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display by AmazonKindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display by Amazon

Dec, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Kindle 3 (3G+WiFi)

 

Amazon proves it is third time lucky with a revolutionary new generation of eBook reader.

Good battery life ; Quick to charge ; Brilliant e-ink screen

No support for EPUB format ; Covers not included ; Menus are slighty convolulted

There are significant hardware changes to the Kindle 3 on close inspection, but the real benefits are the excellent Amazon Kindle UK store, Whispersync service and game changing price tags. Existing Kindle owners need not apply, but early adopters will...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by (t3.com)

Amazon Kindle 3 review

 

Is the new Amazon Kindle the best e-book reader?

UK Amazon books ; Charcoal design ; WiFi version is very affordable

Slow browsing ; Pictures don't look great ; Still black and white

Expert review by : Stuart Anderton (techradar.com)

Amazon Kindle Keyboard review

 

Could this be the first eBook reader to truly appeal to the mass market?

It's cheap ; Superb screen ; Small and light ; Great choice of books

Not so good with pictures ; Books could be cheaper ; Some controls a bit awkwawrd ; Experimental features need more work

The Amazon Kindle Keyboard has been the most hyped eBook reader of the year.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : David Ludlow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle 3 review

 

It's cheap, the hardware is fantastic and the range of books is brilliant. These are all enough to overlook the minor annoyance of no ePub support.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle 3 review

 

Leaving aside the obvious giveaways - smaller size, less wasted real estate around the edges, new button design, new colour - you only have to hold the Amazon Kindle 3 to realise that you are in new e-reader territory. The third-generation Kindle comes...

The slicker, faster Amazon Kindle is a real step forward. There are a few navigation kinks, but the addition of subscriptions, extract-sharing, fast searching and the ability to successfully access other parts of the web make this an enjoyable device...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi and 3G

 

Having looked at two earlier models that were only available from Amazon.Com, here – after a very long wait – I get to sample the joys of the latest sleek offering that at long last is available from Amazon in the UK.

For those wanting to learn then it comes with a built in dictionary to explain any words that are not understandable

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Dean (technical-itch.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device Review

 

Overall I feel that the Kindle is just as good if not better than other E-Books such as the Sony E-Reader and iPhone E-Book Apps, as it doesn't boast hundreds of different features but gets straight on with the job. With a whole month of battery life...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Amazon - Kindle 3

 

The latest Kindle from Amazon seems to have lit the blue touchpaper as far as ebook reading is concerned and this is because it is slick and well put together in its own right, and it ...

Many people will say that ereaders are no substitute for the tactile feel of real books. And there's no denying that an ereader is an expensive option. But Amazon has pushed the boundaries with the Kindle, and every other manufacturer has to play...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : John Thompson (zath.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle 3 Review

 

The e-book market has certainly forced itself in to the limelight in the past year or so. Apple released the iPad, along with the iBook store, Barnes & Noble has recently announced an e-reader / tablet hybrid, and Amazon has released the latest version...

There's no doubt that the vast majority of improvements – and drawbacks – come from the hardware improvements present in the new Kindle, but these hardware improvements really help the user experience when swiftly navigating through your books and...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (wired.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle 3 review

 

They're the future of reading, the death of reading, impractical or practical, the next big thing or simply tablet fodder. Just about everyone has an opinion on e-book readers and most have valid points for and against. What the new Amazon Kindle...

Brilliant screen, superb Kindle store integration, exceptional synchronisation software and a jaw dropping price

No support for the increasingly more common EPUB e-book standard, old fashioned menus

Previous Kindles have hinted that Amazon was on the verge of great things, but it is with the third generation device where this has been realised. Touchscreen support would be welcome as would greater codec support, but a class-leading display,...

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Colour

Colour of product:Graphite / White

Design

Colour of product:Graphite / White

Display

Colour : No
Diagonal:15.2
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:600 x 800
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Ink

Features

Dictionary: Yes
Rotating: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAX, MP3
Document formats supported:DOC, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG

Memory

Internal storage capacity:4

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Charger: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Data network:EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Power

Battery life (max):240
Battery recharge time:4.5

Technical Details

Dictionary: Yes
Rotating: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height :12.3
Weight:247
Width:12.3