Years ago, when you wanted a book to read, you went to the bookstore (or the library), searched for a book, bought it (or rented it) and came back home to read it over a steaming cup of coffee. Now, you still search for the book, only without moving an inch from your seat. While one hand holds the steaming cup of coffee still, the other hand is busy browsing for a book to buy. Right there on your palm. Welcome to the world of e-books. E-books are more eco friendly, convenient and the natural successor to a paper book in a technology-ridden world.
Today the market is being flooded with e-books from all quarters of the world: Barnes & Noble Nook, Samsung, Skiff Reader, Cool-er and many more. How come Amazon still rules the roost?
The Amazon Kindle, even with a hefty price tag, is still the popular option. Why – because of the sheer number of books available with Amazon. It offers more than 285,000 books to its readers. The Kindle revolutionized the concept of e-books. The Kindle introduced the e-ink display, which has a screen that doesn’t strain your eyes, and can be read in any environment, even in bright sunlight. Now, almost all the e-books use this display.
Undoubtedly, the Kindle’s looks are very stylish and are ergonomically built. It has a Qwerty keypad, built-in 3G wireless, Wi-Fi, 4GB internal memory that stores 3,500 books, converts the text to audio format, and can be read in eight different fonts with two new extra-large sizes, excellent battery life. It also displays image files and plays MP3 and AAC audio. As if this was not enough, you can even browse the net and search for the online degree program that you always wanted to look at. Phew!
Seriously, what more can you want from an e-book reader?