A Kindle is a basic e-reader from the company Amazon. Kindles often use eInk technology to make the words on the screen look just like those in a normal paper book.
In addition to reading, Kindle users can browse the Internet, store and carry personal documents, play games, use applications and listen to audiobooks. Not all Kindle models can perform every function, however. For example, the Kindle Paperwhite cannot play downloaded audiobooks.
Use a Kindle by turning on the unit and manipulating the home and arrow buttons or the touch screen to navigate to the Amazon bookstore. Choose the books you want to read, purchase your selections, and begin reading.
The Kindle series of e-book readers and tablets are manufactured by Foxconn, the trading name for Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. The products are designed and marketed by Amazon.
The Amazon Kindle works by allowing users to download content over Wi-Fi or a cellular network and convert files into formats compatible with the device. Some Kindle versions also enable users to browse the Web.
Foxconn Technology Group—also known as the Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.—is the manufacturer of Amazon Kindle products. Foxconn's headquarters are in Taiwan. Foxconn is the largest electronics contractor manufacturer in the world.
Nearly every kind of book that corresponds to any section in a brick and mortar bookstore is available for Kindle. On the main Kindle store page at Amazon.com, the categories of books available for Kindle include arts and photography, biographies and memoirs, crafts, foreign languages, and reference
As of 2015, Amazon offers the Kindle for Kids bundle, which includes the 2015 Kindle model, a colorful child-friendly cover and a two-year accident protection warranty. The Kindle for Kids bundle also includes a built-in New Oxford English dictionary.
As of 2015, some Amazon Kindle models include the seventh-generation original Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage. Other models include the Kindle Fire HD, Fire HDX and Fire HD Kids Edition.
Amazon.com includes a page that lets users manage the content on their Kindle tablets, configure the payment settings, and enable or disable automatic book updates. Kindle users can access this section by navigating to Amazon.com, signing in, and selecting the Manage Your Content and Devices option.