Kindle Keyboard gets software update, new features

by Andy Brock on September 11, 2012

Kindle 3

Amazon is getting a ton of press lately. In case you haven’t noticed, they released a new e-reader and a new line of Kindle Fire tablets.

On the heels of those announcements, Amazon’s latest announcement is very interesting. Today, Amazon released a software update to their Kindle Keyboard or otherwise known as the Kindle 3.

 
The Kindle 3 is actually a couple of years old now but it seems that Amazon is going to continue to support it going forward. It is quite unique with an actual physical keyboard which gives it some cool accessibility functions but it also has free web browsing over a 3G network.
 
The new software updates to version 3.4 and includes such things as improved font, improved parental control, author specific fonts provided by their proprietary Kindle Format 8 and access to comic books and children’s picture books.
 
One other feature that is really cool is what Amazon calls Whispersync for Voice which allows you as the reader to switch back and forth between reading and an audible voice reading the text for you.
 
[via The E Book Reader]

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arnoldo September 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

The update also appears to have made the web browser faster.

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