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Amazon's cheapest ebook reader has come a long way down in price, and now sells for just $139 (direct). PCMag reviewed its 3G-adding sibling, so make sure to Amazon Kindle (3G + Wi-Fi) review for lots more on the Kindle. The Amazon Kindle (Wi-Fi) looks and feels exactly the same as the Kindle (3G + Wi-Fi), and there are but a few features that differ. Most importantly, the $50 price drop means you lose 3G connectivity. To shop for and download books, or browse the Web, you'll need to be connected to Wi-Fi. That's not a huge deal for books, which get downloaded infrequently and only once, but would be more frustrating for the days you didn't connect, and your New York Times didn't download - with 3G, you could download it anywhere you have cell service, but finding Wi-Fi during your morning commute could be difficult. Lack of 3G also means you'll have to be in Wi-Fi range to be able to sync your place in a book, or sync your bookmarks, to continue reading on another device. With 3G, everything seems magically in sync, but have to be connected to Wi-Fi could lead to a bit of disconnect. No 3G does bring a couple of minor advantages, though.
The new Amazon Kindle 3 has been the most hyped eBook reader of the year.With a hugely competitive £109 price-tag, decent specs and the backing of the UK's biggest book etailer, even before launch it's made many of the other eBook readers out there look outclassed and hugely overpriced.But does it live up to expectations?The Amazon Kindle looked for a while as though it was going to be lost in the tablet hype-fest as a hopelessly under-specced footnote on the path to iPad supremacy.But with the new Kindle 3, Amazon has absolutely shown there's plenty of life in the dedicated eBook reader yet.It's the first Kindle to be properly supported in the UK from its release date, including having a dedicated UK store (the Kindle 2 was eventually available here using the US store to make purchases).This new Amazon Kindle has a bigger battery with 14 per cent more capacity (enough to last a month with W-Fi turned off), an extra 1GB of memory (4GB in total) and is noticeably smaller and lighter than its predecessors.It's available is a Wi-Fi only edition, or one with added 3G support. The latter version comes in a choice of colours – white or dark grey – with the wi-fi version it's grey only.