Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Kindle tips: Kindle basic and Paperwhite e-Ink readers on sale for one day, at $49 and $99, recent reviews. Free Android app of the day is a highly-rated educational one for kids (of maybe any age) - US geography

A one-day sale on these two e-Ink readers

(I don't know why it's only a one-day sale.)

 Recent articles (February 2014) that might be of interest to people who are wondering if this is for them or not:

  . USA Today - "E-book readers vs tablets: Which one is right for you?"

  . Tapscape: Detailed review, titled, "Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) Review: the best ereader yet?"

  . Business Today: Kindle Paperwhite Sixth Generation.  India got its Kindles much later than we did, so there are many recent reviews from there, as a result.

  . In fact, Economic Times's review on Feb. 10 focuses on what the Paperwhite 2 has that the first Paperwhite doesn't, a good article for anyone wondering whether to go to the newer Paperwhite or not.  I didn't, as the first one is good enough for me, but have been tempted at times by the ability to flip to other pages while remaining on the same page underneath that flipping, along with the noticeably speedier response.

  . Oxford University review, UK  - "New Kindle Paperwhite Makes e-Reading Easy"

Odd changing pricing
The Kindle Paperwhite with 3G is normally $189 and is showing that today.  But 2 days ago, when I was blogging the various thpes of Kindle book discounts, I saw it shown on the header as $209 - something I'd never seen before and I thought it was strange that Amazon would raise the normal price like that without saying anything in advance.  Today the price is back to $189 and shows as normal pricing again.

If interested in the 3G model and whether it could be worth that much more -- in this day of smartphone ownership, not so much, for my situation, but maybe so for those who either travel a lot to various locales outside the U.S., or just don't want to use smartphone data charges for downloading books and shopping Kindle store or for browsing Wikipedia on Free 3G 24/7 with the 3G model) -- there's a recent review titled, "So long, Paper. Is the new Kindle Paperwhite 3G a good travel companion? Two airports, two bumpy flights and two cities later, here’s what we felt."

Stack the States  - Free Android App of the Day

It has good customer reviews and looks to be a fun educational tool.  Might help people interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel's street interviewer :-)

From the Product description:
-  Voted Best Educational Game App - iEAR.org 
- "Stack the States is a must have." - The iKids Blog 
- "If you have children who are elementary school aged this is a fantastic educational app that’s also a hoot." - The iPhone Mom.com 

Product Features  (from the app's product page)

  • Hundreds of unique questions
  • Interactive map and 50 state flash cards
  • Choose any of the 50 friendly-looking states as your avatar
  • Create up to six player profiles
  • Collect all 50 states and track your progress on a personalized map
  • Earn FREE bonus games: Map It, Pile Up, Puzzler and Capital Drop
  • High resolution pictures of famous US landmarks
  • All games are powered by a realistic physics engine
  • Fun sound effects and music

Current Kindle Models for global reference, plus free-ebook search links.
New Kindle Fire HD 7" 2nd Gen - $139/169
Kindle Fire HDX 7" 16-64GB - $229/269/309
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" 16-64GB - $379/429/479
- with 4G added: $479/529/579
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 16GB - 1st Gen $269 $229
  $299 Price rise ~2/24/14
- 32GB w/ no special-offers: $314
Kindle NoTouch ("Kindle") - $69/$89
Kindle Touch WiFi - $99
Kindle Paperwhite 2, WiFi - $119/$139
Kindle Paperwhite 2, WiFi+3G - $189
Kindle Keybd 3G - $139/$159, Free web
Kindle DX - $379 $199
Kindle Basic, NoTouch - £59
Kindle Paperwhite 2, WiFi
Kindle Paperwhite2 3G, UK
Kindle Fire Basic HD 8/16GB, UK
 from £119
Kindle Fire HDX 7" 16-64GB, UK
from £199. 4G/3G
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" 16-64GB, UK - from £329. 4G/3G

CANADA - Kindlestore, CDN-$
Kindle Basic, NoTouch - $79
Kindle Paperwhite 2 - $139
Kindle Paperwhite 2, 3G - $209
KFire HD Yr 2012 7" $214,  8.9" $244.
Yr 2013 KFires: HD Gen2, HDX line
India - Amazon India

*OTHER Int'l pages*
Kindle NoTouch Basic - $89
Paperwhite 2 WiFi $139, 3G/Wifi $209
KFire HD Yr 2012: 7" $214,  8.9" $244
Yr 2013: HD Gen2 + HDX line

Australia Kindlestore
France Boutique Kindle
Deutschland - Kindle Store
Italia - Kindle Store
Spain - Tienda Kindle
Brazil - Amazon Brazil
China - Amazon China [?]
Amazon Japan - Japan

Check often: Temporarily-free recently published Kindle books
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.  Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published free books, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.

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